Monthly Archives: January 2020

Impact of drought

Fortunately the reserve hasn’t been affected by the recent fires although they did come within 50m away in Braeside. There are obvious effects of the drought though with large areas of Hibbertia intermedia and Gleichenia dicarpa browning off.

One welcome effect of this was emergent gorse being more visible in the Gleichenia which enabled us to remove another 20-30. Of course the gorse was still green, just like most of the other weeds.

It was nice to see Acacia obtusifolia in flower, Thanks to Jan for the photo.

Gorse emerging from Gleichenia Jan 20 Photo: Keith Brister
Acacia obtusifolia Jan 20 Photo: Jan Allen