I’ve started adding some tiny triangles to my collection of revegetation plots over our hills. Continue reading
The spy camera team arrived yesterday, armed with a big blue plastic crate full of gadgets, plus a couple of star pickets and a mallet.
While the wildlife wasn’t looking, Corin, Steve and Andrew set up three cameras in plausible places for passing four-legged traffic. Or wriggling snake traffic. Or winged traffic. Continue reading
We’ve been planting grass this weekend. It seems a strange thing to do in a season that’s been plentiful with the green stuff. That may have been why I got eight trays of mixed native grasses going cheap.
On the other hand, I know that the top of the ridge in our Box-Gum woodland area was grazed pretty bare last year, and the thick grass that’s there now is (I think) mostly barley grass and could do with some more biodiversity. Well, it could be desirable microlaena (weeping grass) for all I know.
He started out by hitting us with the bad news, that just changing grazing patterns doesn’t necessarily lead to a bigger variety of species of groundcover plants. And variety of species is the bottom line for trying to make the landscape more resilient. Continue reading