Working bee Saturday 8 July 2023 2-4pm
Location: Sunjewell Environmental Reserve, Currimundi
Meet at the playground. Cnr of Sunjewel Blvd and Snowdrop Ave, Currimundi.
The main target is desmodium. We started this spot a few months ago. This time we will progress along the creek, keeping desmodium out of the riparian zone. Hopefully with the rain expected this week, the weed will come out easily (we can only hope).
More information: Visit event on our website.
The aim of our working bees is to remove invasive weed plants and unsuitable garden escapees from these areas and encourage natives to thrive in their place. We will sometimes plant natives in suitable areas as well. This in turn will provide food and shelter for native birds and wildlife.
Silverleaf Desmodium (Desmodium uncinatum) - also known as velcro plant, spanish clover or tick clover. Usually a long-lived creeping or scrambling vine with stems up to 1.5 m long. Its stems are densely covered with hooked or curved hairs and readily adhere to skin or clothing. was introduced as a fodder crop and has now become a weed of creek banks (i.e. riparian areas), roadsides, fence lines, forest margins, disturbed sites, waste areas and plantation crops (e.g. sugarcane). It is regarded as an important environmental weed in south-eastern Queensland, and was recently ranked among the top 100 invasive plants species in the region.
Cnr of Sunjewel Blvd and Snowdrop Avenue
Currimundi, QLD 4551
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