Dr Don Sands.
Advocate for road side reserves. Worth a listen from which I learnt about the amazing symbiotic relationship between the butterfly and the ant. Much more too, the important role of the native mistletoe, some of which I have here and how land clearing is destroying a balanced ecology. Climate change now visibly impacting.
When we volunteer our Saturdays to remove Jump seed from Huonbrook Road verges, it was a lesson in an evolving ecology.
Amongst the garden escapees, a colourful border display in gardens, jump-seed flourishes in damp soil. A beautiful plant that throws its seed after a delicate pink flowering from a long stem.
Along the drains and bank, numerous other seedlings are growing. These we weed out.
Odd butterfly flits through and the black cockatoos swoop from camphor tree to camphor tree as we weed below.
Sand paper figs, privits, red cedar, pencil cedar, a resource on our road sides.
Another volunteer Saturday coming up soon. Ideal number is 4, the road is narrow and some drivers do not heed our signs.
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