A terrific day with 860 native plants planted at the Silurian Cliff site. Thank you to the volunteers who planted on a very showery Sunday afternoon. Great work!
FoEC would like to thank Full Flight for providing a magnificent birds of prey display at our July, National Tree Day planting day. Full Flight provide education programs about birds of prey and is one of Australia’s main suppliers and trainers of birds for the Film and Television industry.
Welcome to Friends of Edgars Creek
The Friends of Edgars Creek is a community group established in 2007 to help restore and protect Edgars Creek, the largest tributary of Merri Creek.
Edgars Creek is located in Melbourne, Victoria and flows along a 17 km course from its headwater in Wollert through the highly urbanised suburbs of Epping, Thomastown and Reservoir, finally joining the Merri Creek in North Coburg.
Friends of Edgars Creek (FoEC) Group activities include:
- Plantings and hands-on activities
- Litter cleanup
- Talks, walks and tours
- Campaigns against major threats to the Creek
- Community education and planning
- Water quality testing
Plains Grassy Woodland Hilltop Area
56 dedicated volunteers planted 810 plants in a little over two hours!
Hosted by the FoEC, funded by Satterley.
On top of an elevated hilltop with views across the Creek valley and the city of Melbourne to the south. This exposed site comprises heavy clay loams prone to drying out and cracking in hot weather. The site is also adjacent to the Moreland industrial area and a recapped municipal tip. As such, the integrity of the reserve would benefit from screening planting. An ephemeral waterhole is an interesting landscape feature of the site. The exposed location lends itself to Sheoak woodlands which would create a dramatic acoustic effect when the wind blows.
(a) EVC 55 Plains Grassy (She-oak) Woodland: An overstorey dominated by stands of Black Sheoak Allocasuarina littoralis, with scattered Grey Box Eucalyptus microcarpa. Generally shrubby in character, including Gold-dust WattleAcacia acinacea, Golden Wattle Acacia pycnantha, Lightwood Acacia implexa, Sweet Bursaria Bursaria spinosa and Drooping Cassinia Cassinia arcuata. The grassy understorey is dominated by Wallaby-grasses and Speargrasses such as Common Wallaby-grass Austrodanthonia caespitosa, Bristly Wallaby-grass Austrodanthonia setacea, Stiped Wallaby-grass Austrodanthonia racemosa and Kneed Spear-grass Austrostipa bigeniculata. Other common species include Windmill Grass Chloris truncata, Kidney-weed Dichondra repens, Blackanther Flax-lily Dianella revoluta and Small-leaved Clematis Clematis microphylla. The presence of chenopods such as Nodding Saltbush Einadia nutans and Ruby Saltbush Enchylaena tomentosa emphasise the dry nature of the community.
|Scientific name||Common name||26-Jun-16|
|Acacia acinacae||Gold dust wattle||24|
|Acacia verticillata||Prickly moses||6|
|Acacia paradoxa||Hedge wattle||18|
|Allocasuarina littoralis||Black Sheoak||12|
|Allocasuarina verticillata||Drooping sheoak||54|
|Austrodanthonia caespitosa||Common wallaby-grass||48|
|Astrodanthonia racemosa||Stiped wallaby-grass||54|
|Austrosipa bigeniculata||Kneed Spear-grass||54|
|Bursaria spinosa||Sweet bursaria||6|
|Chloris truncata||Windmill Grass||42|
|Dodonea viscosa||Wedge-leaf hop bush||24|
|Einadia nutans||Nodding saltbush||54|
|Enchylaena tomentosa||Ruby saltbush||54|
|Eucalyptus camaldulensis||River red-gum||3|
|Eucalyptus melliodora||Yellow box||12|
|Eucalyptus leucoxlyn||Yellow gum||12|
|Rhagodia parabolica||Fragrant saltbush||24|
|Themeda triandra||Kangaroo grass||33|
|Poa labillardieri||Common tussock grass||42|