January busy bee Sunday 27th 2013 from 8.30am to 11am

Our 2012 plantings at Mosman Beach need our attention on Sunday 27th January anytime from 8.30am to 11am.   All help accepted! No experience required! Come and join Friends of Mosman Park Bushland volunteers for a morning in the dunes, best views guaranteed. Learn what are weeds so you can be a wildlife warrior anytime!   Sturdy shoes, hat, sunscreen and a waterbottle are all you need! Morning tea, gloves and tools are provided!   How to get there: Closest train station is Victoria Street Station. Get off on the ocean side and walk along Marine Parade towards Fremantle, approximately 1 km. Last beach pagola with red tin roof.! Look for our banner!   Bike path located right beside Mosman Beach.   Don't forget your bathers for a cool down afterwards!
Harsh conditions in the sand dunes.

Looks pretty now but this weed Cakile is not favoured by our wildlife.

So c

ommon on our dune you may have thought it belonged. Get close up to this weed Trachyandra so you can recognise it always.  A local wattle pushes through the weedy tetragonia. The seed balls belong to coastal spinifex and can be half buried on the leeward side of the dune for propagation.