Wild Futures

by Conservation Volunteers Australia
Wild Futures
Wild Futures
Wild Futures
Wild Futures
Wild Futures
Wild Futures
Wild Futures
Wild Futures
Apr 7, 2021

Autumn Update

Here is the latest update from our Bandicoot guru Travis:

Well it was a quite dry summer at woodlands in general but we got the occasional large downpour of rain which kept things buzzing along.  The good news it wasn’t An overly Hot summer. So with enough moisture in the ground there were signs of bandicoot diggings throughout the period.  It also meant that the grasslands continued to grow and produce large quantities of seed.  The wildflowers we planted last spring have also done quite well so we look forward to spring to see the bursts of colours the flowers will deliver. 

We are excited to book in our first bandicoot monitoring session for over 18 months.  This will be happening in late may.  It’s going to be an extremely exciting trapping event due to that large gap of time due to Covid restrictions. Spotlighting bandicoots is becoming more frequent so we look forward to catching them for a health check.  
The weed control always continues to improve grassland health.  We have been fortunate to utilise the services of a working for Victoria team to help us out.  There have been up to 20 people a day over 7 days spraying our serrated tussock.  They have been following on from the work we did last year and also hitting new zones. This is really important to go over your previous work as it can take up to 5 years to exhaust the seed stock that’s in the ground.  So by spraying it before it gets a chance to seed you effectively win that year. So that’s two years of winning for us.  And with the natural competition of the natives thriving we are well on the way to eradicating some problem areas of the weeds.  
That's all from us for now! As always, thank you for your continued support to make this project possible.
Best
Imogen, Travis and the team
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