|Working bees - Come along!|
|Tree Planting Area|
Where: Lota Reserve,
More info: Marion Weedon - 3393 3563
|About the group|
|Native Bee Hive|
Lota Reserve Group started 1998, and was based on the success of the Melaleuca Environmental Park Bushcare Group.
Marion Weedon started the Lota Reserve Group, with some weeding and "fiddling" as she puts it :)
Thea Picton joined her and they did their bushcare/Habitat Brisbane induction training together.
They held their first tree planting day with over 20 people attending.
Since then there has been partnership days with Nudgee Catholic College and a Suncorp Corporate Day.
Some Korean volunteers have also worked on the site weed pulling on Clean Up Australia Day!
|About the site|
|Natural Regeneration Area|
The site is very different from other Habitat Brisbane sites in the Bayside area, much of the area is being managed with natural regeneration in mind. There are some areas, that have been planted out, but due to water access issues, the idea is to help nature by keeping the weeds down, and that way natural regeneration can occur.
|The Vision - What are we working towards?|
|Fungi - naturally regenerating|
The vision is that the Green Panic and Guinea Grass is gradually replaced by native grasses, that the Bandicoot Habitat is maintained and improved, and that natural regeneration be allowed to occur on the site.
There are already several small ironbarks coming up with all this new rain we've had.
|Opportunities to get involved|
|Giving Nature a helping hand|
The site is home to 2 native bee hives, Kookaburras, white faced heron's, Rail's, Tree snakes, Pythons, and Red-bellied Black snakes. If you see anything other type of wildlife whilst you are walking through this site, we would love for you to drop us a line and let us know what's using this newly emergin habitat!