Bald Hills Bushies
Barungwarra Bushland Reserve, Bald Hills, Brisbane
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Blog - 2017
Monday 18th December - Wednesday 20th December 2017. We spent 1-1/2 hours each morning moving
mulch to the wandering Jew problem area. We started at 6.00 am but found that by 7.30, it was too hot to
Saturday 16th December 2017 we held the Bushes Christmas Party near the shed at Barungwarra Reserve.
All Bushies attended as did Federal MP Luke Howarth and State MP Tracy Davies. We even gained a new
family who will be helping us out in future.
Tuerday 13th December 2017.we worked for a hour moving mulch fron the stockpile to the area which the
Sandbag trainees recently cleared of Wandering Jew, increacing the depth from 5 cm to 30 cm’s. Wandering
Jew was beginng to reappear and the extra thickness of mulch wae required to keep it in check.
Monday 12th December 2017. The Port-a-loo has been delivered and placed in the area which we prepared,
but unfortunately, there was a tree root under one corner and the other three corners are on soft ground.
Consequently, the Port-a loo is leaning towards and almost touching the shed. We used car jacks to level it
up and then slid a sleeper beneath the opposire side to the tree root. It’s much improved now. At least
occupants will not feel like they are inside the famous leaning tower.
Satuirday 18th November, 2017 we worked on removing vines fron severl treet. We checked the newer plants
and watered as needed. We cleared an are for the port - loo next to the shed.
Tuesday 25th October 2017 The trainees from Sandbag visited us to assist with weeding and mulching - See
What’s Happening 2017
Saturday 21st October Bushies was postponed owing to poor weather.
Tuesday 10th October 2017 Trainees from Sandbag visited us to assist with weeding and mulshing - See
What’s Happening 2017. In the photo, Brisbane Habitat officer Jenny Leask is briefing the trainees on the
Saturday 16th September - The park is very dry so we worked on watering many of the beds. We used the
new hoses provided by Habitat Brisbane.
Saturday 19th August - We met at the reserve and worked on weed and vine removal.
Saturday 15th August 2017 - More work on the removal of vines from the beds near the Spoon Drain.
Thursday 6th July 2017 - We met with teachers from St Paul’s School, to discuss the South Pine riverbank
and future school projects which may involve our Bushies. This was followed by our usual coffee morning at
the Ahoy café in Bald Hills.
Saturday 17th June, 2017 - We worked on the removal of vines in the western flower beds.
Sunday 21st May 2017 - Habitat Brisbane Orientation day at Kenmore, attended by 6 members See What’s
Happening 2017 for more information..
Saturday 20th May - We checked areas at the western end of the park fir reported additional areas which had
been mowed. (Checking later, we heard that there were some worries from walkers that the long grass next to
thee footpath could harbour snakes.
We also removed the green protective shrouds from the more nature trees and clear5ed some vines from the
Wednesday 26th April - Bald Hills Bushies were accepted into Brisbane City Council Habitat Brisbane
Saturday 15th April - We met on Easter Saturday and worked on removing the vines which are attacking the
trees in one of the beds.
Saturday 18th March - Bushies met at the reserve and worked on weed removal and watering.
Tuesday 4th March - 75 grade 2 Students visited us from St Paul’s School. The purpose was for them to learn
about the history of the Barungwarra reserve and the origins of Bald Hills Bushies. See What’s Happening
2017 for more details. We also visited St Paul’s School and handed over several trays of plants to Tim Weal.
Saturday 18th February - Bushies met at the reserve to continue weeding and watering
Wednesday 15th February - we met with Erin Casablanca, teacher at St Paul’s School to discuss our Bushies
involvement it the Grade 2 Community Awareness.
Monday 13th February - we met with Tim Weal from St Paul’s to discuss the new Green house and Bush
Saturday 20th January 2016 - We had to cancel this meeting owing to the extreemly hot conditions
Monday 17th January - We met with Jenny Leske at the reserve to discuss weed control. We also discussed
becoming members of Brisbane Habitat.
© B. Clifford for Bald Hills Bushies 2019
Tree beds are referenced by the name used by busties to identify them. Names and locations of these beds are indicated on the maps.
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