Everyone has their favourite bit of local forest or bush – most of us walk through it and that’s about it.
But some nature lovers go the next step and put hours into bush care projects in their area.
At Albion Park the Tullimbah Landcare Group (TLC) cares for Elizabeth Brownlee Reserve.
Weeds [now] account for about 15 per
cent of the total flora across Australia
They’re planning an open day and morning tea this Saturday to show the community the work they do, as part of Bushcare’s Major Day Out.
Most recently, they have installed signage to label the native trees and shrubs in the reserve with small signs with the scientific and common names.
BMDO founder Don Wilson said the day targets a major threat to Australia’s biodiversity – weeds.
“Most people underestimate the impact weeds have on the environment but they now account for about 15 per cent of the total flora across Australia – and this means our native species are being increasingly displaced,” Mr Wilson said.
TLC’s BMDO is at Elizabeth Brownlee Reserve, Digby Close, Albion Park, at 10am on Saturday.