Planting Habitat Tripod Crosby Road Bushcare

Group co-leader Nick - 27 May 2018

Group Co-leader Nick beside Habitat Tripod

By: Michael Fox

I joined the Crosby Road Bushcare team last Saturday to plant up the Habitat Tripod with vines and shrubs that will create safe habitat for small birds like Fairy Wrens to nest.

 

 

 

Climbing Guinea Flower - Hibbertia scandens - flower - 13 Oct 2016

Climbing Guinea Flower

Vines and creepers were planted to climb the legs of the tripod create an attractive garden feature that is also scrubby habitat for small birds.

Climbing Guinea Flower Hibbertia scandens with its large bright yellow flowers in Spring and Summer is popular with native bees like the Great Carpenter Bees genus Xylocopa

 

Native Sarsaparilla - Hardenbergia violacea - seed pod - 12 Sept 2016

Native Sarsaparilla

 

Native Sarsaparilla Hardenbergia violacea producing purple flowers in Winter and Spring is caterpillar food plant for the Common Grass-blue Zizina labradus butterfly and provides for for seed eating and seed eating birds.

 

 

 

 

Group co-leader Cori planting - 27 May 2018

Group Co-leader Cori planting

 

The Bushcare team also did infill planting to complement past planting.

 

 

 

Mulching new plants

Mulching new planting

 

 

Mulch was spread around new plants to retain water and keep the soil cool.

 

 

 

Creeping Boobialla - Myoporum parvifolium - flower - Crosby Road Bushcare - 26 May 2018

Creeping Boobialla

 

Effectiveness of the Crosby Road Bushcare team’s planting protocol can be seen in rapid spread of Creeping Boobialla Myoporum parvifolium which has covered large areas beside the steps, flowers winter, spring and summer, and is already producing food for fruit eating birds.

 

Grey Butcherbird - Cracticus torquatus - Crosby Road Bushcare - 26 May 2018

Grey Butcherbird

 

Inspecting the work and having lunch on insects disturbed by the team was a handsome Grey Butcherbird Cracticus torquatus.

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About Mt Gravatt Environment Group

Mt Gravatt Environment Group is restoring a unique piece of Australain native bushland only ten minutes from Brisbane CBD.
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One Response to Planting Habitat Tripod Crosby Road Bushcare

  1. Beautiful to see how much work is being done by volunteers to improve bushland areas.

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