During October 2014, the Euroa Arboretum delivered the first Grassy Woodland Ecology Course in the Goulburn Broken Catchment. Delivered at Dookie College, the five-day course covered a wide variety of the ecological and management issues faced by land managers (farmers, Park Rangers, ecologists). The course was well organised (& catered!) and the field activities (which included, site visits, monitoring techniques, ecological principles, cultural landscapes and more) were particularly useful – here are a few images.
What to do with heavy infestations of Wild Oats?
Managing Spear grass and Barley Grass on a dry north-facing slope.
Wild olives are a big problem in the Dookie Hills.
Tree of Heaven has
The Rock Correa (Correa glabra) was a rare and stunning sit on this dry, rocky hill top.
A wetland within a Grassy Woodland near Earlston.
Some large River Red Gums remain.
This one must have fallen over many decades ago and then developed new multi-trunks.
Mothing – this is how it’s done.
And this is what you get.
Rhuma sp4 (MOV), Geometrinae
Ochrogaster lunifer, Notodontidae
Hypoperigea tonsa, Noctuidae.
Anoplognathus sp., Rutelinae
Our guide, Steve Williams, entertained us with stories and expert knowledge.
Grassy Woodland regeneration trial plots in the Warby’s.
With no mammalian herbivores growth can be prolific.
Establishing fenced-in trees and shrubs in a grazed paddock.