The Messmate Park Bushcare Group is a group of like-minded volunteers who enjoy caring for one of our local natural environments – the Messmate Park.
This month lots of weeding and chipping were done, making room for new trees we hope to plant at our September gathering. These trees are koala friendly and are an extension to the ‘koala corridor’ we are endeavouring to create.
This young male was spotted recently down the road from Messmate Park sitting happily in a QLD Blue Gum (Eucalyptus tereticornis). Some folks have been lucky enough to have sighted koalas in Messmate Park and our volunteers often see scratches and scats around various trees used by koalas, moving through the park. Messmate Park with its fertile soil and watercourse is prime Koala habitat.
Messmate volunteers are planting primary food trees for koalas, to improve the connectivity of their patchy habitat. E microcorys (Tallowwood), E propinqua (Small-fruited grey gum) and E tereticornis (Qld blue gum) have been planted which hopefully will provide usable trees within 3 years.
We would love to see some new faces come along and admire our great park – Any new volunteers would be very much welcomed!
Join us on Saturday 19th September 2020 at 8:30am for an enjoyable morning in a beautiful environment – just follow Tin Can Bay Road, before turning onto Priddy Rd – the park is on Tinana Creek. Please bring a chair, hat, water bottle, sturdy shoes and your favourite spade!
For more information, please contact Sandra Lalor on 0412 137 187