Growling Grass Frog (Litoria raniformis) Photo by Richard Akers
Pelican at Brookfield (24 Jan 2010)
Lower Arnolds Creek Gorge (17 Jan 2013)
Caroline Springs birdwalk (24 Jan 2013)
Watering at Brookfield (2 Feb 2013)
Manmade Wetland at Caroline Springs with GGF's
On Thursday 29th August Bev Dutton of Brookfield organised a working bee of Brookfield village residents to spread mulch over the plants we planted on Planet Ark Treeplanting Day. City of Melton has supplied a large pile of mulch for this purpose. Brookfield Lifestyle Village supplied two workers as well as a golf cart & trailer to assist in moving the mulch to the planting site.
On Saturday 17th August MEG planted at Brookfield, beside Black Dog Drive, at Arnolds Creek beside Brookfield Village. Despite the icy wind eleven people participated, including Flo, Geraldine, Peter & Daryl of MEG, as well as several visitors.
On Tuesday 6th August MEG took delivery of about 600 plants from the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre.
Seeds from local indigenous plants are collected by local environmental groups & forwarded to the Dame Phyllis Frost Centre where they are germinated and grown by women in the Centre under the direction of teacher Judy Allen (of Kangan Institute) and Helen Scott (Dept of Corrections). The Dame Phyllis Frost Centre has initiated an innovative project for growing native plants for the purposes of restoration of the natural environment as part of a horticulture course under the Kangan Institute.
MEG is happy to welcome 8 new members from Brookfield Village Retirement Home; Bev Dutton, Bruce Harris, John & Lois Brewis, John Dunn, Alan Merlo, Val Thomson, & Ron Chalmers.
Bev & Bruce have both been active in helping organise planting at the new site between the lane & the freeway. The others helped plant at our first planting here on Planet Ark National Treeday on Sunday 28th July. A total of 25 people planted about 400 plants.
East & West branches of Arnolds Creek converge south-east of the corner of Coburns Road & the Western Highway. Brookfield Lifestyle Retirement Village is situated on both sides of Arnolds Creek at this point, on Coburns Road. Between this wetland & Black Dog Drive the creek runs through a small remnant mixed Red Gum / Grey Box /Yellow Box woodland. The narrow point of land where these branches converge contains an even smaller Grey Box woodland remnant.