Great Ocean Road Coast Committee is a Committee of Management formed by the State Government to be responsible for protecting, enhancing, and developing coastal Crown land from Point Impossible to Cumberland River.
In December 2016 a three-and-a half-year-old male kangaroo was captured, weighed, measured, blood samples taken, a collar and ear tags, and given the name Urs.
It has remained relatively dry throughout April; however, with the odd light shower the flying ants have set their new queens to the air much to the delight of the local microbats in and around the golf course.
With so many plants, and even weeds, struggling with the dryness, I have felt very reluctant to get out into our heathlands and woodlands.
Freesia refracta and Freesia alba X F. leichtlinii are declared weeds in the Surf Coast Shire because they spread easily and threaten to invade bushland. Freesias are perennial herbs that die back in summer and produce new foliage in winter. The highly fragrant trumpet-shaped flowers appearing in spring are white to cream and pink with yellow markings, shaded purple on outer surface. Each plant has at least two corms, one below the other, thus requiring deep digging to remove them.
More details about how to control this weed can be found in the archive of Weeds of the Month.
There are a number of wonderful local Friends Groups that provide ANGAIR members and the community with opportunities for involvement.