Community Involvement 13 Feb 2021

After an early night getting to bed, I awoke early, and checked social media, played games, and then tiredness struck me, so I went back to bed.

When I awoke, I had breakfast, edited survey questions and then prepared myself for Bushcare at the Deception Bay Conservation Park. The day was hot so the first thing was deciding what to wear and then knowing I had to walk how to take my gear with me. Having settled on putting the gum boots and socks into my backpack, I showered, got changed and headed off to Bushcare.

So 5.32 km later I arrived at the Bushcare site, and noticed that even though no work had been done for a few months it looked pretty tidy. One area I noticed was really well cleaned up was where there was a wall of broad-leaved pepper tree (Schinus terebinthifolius), it was now all gone.

The area that is now open was infested with broad-leaved pepper.
Another view
More of the area

So for an hour, there we were pulling Singapore Daisy (Sphagneticola trilobata). It will take a couple of sessions to remove, but what we removed in that short time, looked a lot better.

I was then advised that the broad-leaved pepper was removed because a flock of little red flying fox (Pteropus scapulatus), some 200,000 of them had roosted in this area. The Moreton Bay Regional Council then sent the big guns in and removed all the broad-leaved pepper. No wonder the job was done so quick. Note to self: don’t like a tree, get the little red flying fox to set up home.

I then walked to a friends place to see how his stay in hospital went and arrived at his home as he was driving out. He offered to drive me home and gave us the chance to talk about the next days arrangements.

Once home, I showed and threw the clothes into the washing machine.

I then had a rest, before watching the news, and then preparing curry sausages for dinner.

Once all done sat done did this blog and now time for bed.

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