Ten of us set off on Sunday 30 October to explore and learn about the Featherheads Wildflower Reserve in Cairnlea and the Iramoo Wildflower Grassland Reserve, two Crown Land reserves in outer western Melbourne situated on the Victorian volcanic plains. Thousands of hours of weed control is now resulting in a number of native species returning into what were Serrated Tussock grass reserves.

Group
The grassland vegetation is just so different to the Anglesea heathlands

Rick
Group with Rick

Amanda
Led by Amanda and Rick we observed a range of floristic species

These included:-

Featherheads
Featherheads Ptilotus macrocephalus

Pink Bindweed
Pink Bindweed Convolvulus erubescens spp. agg.

Basalt Podolepsis
Basalt Podolepis Podolepis sp. 1

Blue Devil
Blue Devil Eryngium ovinum

The Cairnlea Conservation Reserves Committee and the Friends of Iramoo have an impressive 30 year plan for the management and restoration of their reserves.

We congratulate them on their efforts and wish them every success.

Grasslands
Their results are rewarding

Margaret MacDonald

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Mon 9:30am - 11:00am

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Sat 9:30am - 11:00am

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Fri 4:00pm - 5:30pm

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Sat 8:30am - 11:30am

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Mon 9:00am - 10:30am

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