Hays Inlet Bushcare Gallery
Once a month on a Sunday morning we get together to do some work on the Silcock Street Site. Its only for a couple of hours but we get plenty done under the guidance of our bushcare expert, Jasper Johnson. Its not all work though, we have a good laugh, get to check out some of the wonderful nature at the site, including our Koala rehabilitation site and enjoy morning tea afterwards!
As summer approaches, the Hays Inlet Bushcare team of volunteers gathered to plant 240 seedlings of understory plants under the koala plantation project. Starting in 2015, the project has seen a large area of weeds and grasses rehabilitated into a forest area with many trees reaching 10 metres in height. Apart from the active birdlife, participants were also pleased to see evidence of koalas and kangaroos using the forest. With an established canopy, many weeds have been shaded out and so it was time to plant understorey plants to increase the diversity of the area. Thanks to Stefan Hattingh from the Moreton Bay Regional Council Bushcare Program, participants were provided with a mix of ground cover, shrubs, sedges and grasses including Hovea, Dodonaea spp,, Gahnia spp., Juncus spp. and Lomandra. With 16 different species planted into the forest floor, it is hoped the increased diversity will add to the ecological value of the Bushcare site.