August 2022 News

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This month we did the yearly sweep over either side of the Glover Track, looking for weeds. There were a few gorse and broom, and next to one of the neighbouring house quite a few foxglove. Then we did the plant maintenance of the grasses, we planted above the Weerona Trail two years ago. At that time, the area that …

July 2022 News

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The first activity of the month was in the area below the Bandicoot Corridor, that was cleared by  Rodney and Greg a few years ago. There was some small gorse and thistles to remove.  It is good to see how the land is recovering on its own once the old-growth gorse has been removed. The second Thursday was spent hand-pulling …

June 2022 News

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The weather was really windy and cold early in the month as far as I have been told, but Rodney reported a good turn-up for the first Thursday activity, checking up on the work we did on 133 Forest Rd. last year. They picked up six big bags of rubbish and glass from the area below the Mt. Stuart Lookout, …

May 2022 News

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Vale Melva Truchanas. Tasmanian conservationist.Melva was also one of a group of West Hobart people that formed FoKL. The earliest dated paper I can find in our archives is from 7/3/1993. Melve  (secretary?) sent a list of 32 people to Tony Ault (convenor?) from a meeting. The group is already called Friends of Knocklofty. Their aim is to ‘rehabilitate and …

April 2022 News

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This month we started on the southern side of the Trig Hill, hand pulling or cutting and pasting re-growth  gorse. It is a few years since we swept through that area, and it was needed. The third area to be worked was high up on the eastern side of Knocklofty. KR 18. We walked uphill for 30 min. worked for …

March 2022 News

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The first Thursday activity this month was maintaining the open area above the Weerona Trail that we planted with grasses in august 2020. The plants are doing well, and if we can keep the re-growth gorse, thistles and other weeds off for another couple of years, the area will be open grass land, an asset for the reserve. The second …

February 2022 News

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Gorse seeds can lay dormant in the soil for at least 25 years, and areas in the reserve that was cleared 35 years ago and have not had flowering gorse since then are still producing seedlings. So with a wet winter and spring we were busy pulling up or cutting and pasting regrowth gorse during two activities. The third area …