Fox Gully Wildlife Corridor

By: Michael Fox

Kookaburra Legless Lizard - 11 March 2019

 

 

Benno and I spent Thursday morning restoring another section of Fox Gully Wildlife Corridor.

Laughing Kookaburras Dacelo novaeguineae love to join us at Bushcare, typically finding a handy perch where they are ready to swoop on any tasty snack like this legless lizard.

 

Some of the wildlife avoided the attentions of our Kookaburra visitor. We found a female Common Net-casting Spider Deinopis ravidus. Net-casting spiders have a fascinating technique for catching lunch. They don’t make a permanent web but sit with a net between their front legs ready to to catch ants, beetles or spiders.

Bark Cockroach - Laxta sp. - 11 April 2019

Bark Cockroach Laxta sp.

 

Bark Cockroachs Laxta sp. provide valuable recycling services composting leaf litter and improving soil.

 

 

 

Steps to gully - 11 April 2019

Gully access steps

 

Steep sides make gully restoration complex so the first step is building access steps. Working from the bottom clearing weeds facing uphill is much safer and faster. Logs or recycled hardwood can then be installed to provide a safe work place and manage erosion.

Restoring the Wildlife Corridor is community effort to clear rubbish and remove the invasive Madeira Vine Anredera cordifolia in the backyards linking Mt Gravatt Conservation Reserve down to Klumpp Road. We are working with Cr Steve Hung to develop a plan for a wildlife bridge across Klumpp Road to link to Roly Chapman Bushland Reserve.

 

 

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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2 Responses to Fox Gully Wildlife Corridor

  1. Great project. Good luck with the wildlife bridge across Klumpp Rd. That would be excellent.

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