Yeronga Bushcare Group
We are passionate about establishing, maintaining and rehabilitating natural vegetation along the Brisbane River, which is an important natural corridor within the Brisbane area, and a natural asset central to the amenity of our local area. We enjoy the fun and comaradarie of doing this with others, and meeting like-minded locals. The work of our group has many benefits including wildlife habitat, erosion control of banks, and improved amenity for all. The river edges support a rich diversity of wildlife in Brisbane. Wedgetail eagles, Buff banded Rails (rare in Brisbane) wrens, kingfishers, lizards, frogs, butterflies and bandicoots are some of the native wildlife present in Yeronga/Fairfield riparian areas. The riverside vegetation needs our active involvement to manage and improve it. Join us for one or more sessions focused on weed management and new plantings, and contribute to the long term rewards. Brisbane City Council actively supports this program, and provides access to experts on weed management, native wildlife and vegetation. We have regular working bees on the 4th Saturday of each month from 7.30-9am. Location is along the riverbank, corner of The Esplanade and Anita St. All welcome to help with planting and general maintenance, as well as meeting fellow workers over a cuppa and biscuit. All tools supplied
Some of the recent plantings along the riverbank after one of our working bees. The temporary tree guards help to keep the Brush Turkeys at bay, plus provide general protection.
Some keen bushcarers enjoying a coffee and tea break at our latest working bee. Most plants survived the torrid summer and brush turkeys and are thriving. We meet on the 4th Saturday of each month from 7.30am-9am – next working bee is April 22nd.
First working bee!
The group recently had their first working bee. Our friendly Habitat Brisbane officer Andrew took us through various weed control techniques and equipment. We also planted 80 plants – still doing well from latest reports. Another working bee is planned for late November. Watch this space for details!