Goat Hills May 2019
Tuesday 7 May 2019
The area had no been visited since July 2018, and fortunately the volume of new Spanish Heath plants and those previously overlooked was not daunting. Quite a number the larger plants were spotted growing with saggs that had now grown high enough to be seen.
An area of about 4 hectares was scanned and all Spanish Heath located, which were mostly small, removed. We believe that the area is again clear. It is hoped that Transend do not leave the land under the nearby power lines too long before it is next treated, as this is an area that can be a source for reinfesting the area FOWP look after.
|Party at morning break base|
|Ian and Greg busy in the Saggs area - photo from Carl Gallagher of GCC|
An area above Goat Fire Trail was spotted with some seedlings which were removed. The area to the west will be on the agenda for July,
A history of the work in the area is at this webpage