After seeing the parched state of the forest during the August bushcare session, Mike, Richard and John met up to provide water to the deanei plantings on the south side. These trees were actually doing quite well and most looked healthy.
A quick tour of the area also noted much evidence of diggings and “highways” in the grassy banks, perhaps from bush rats and antechinus (to be confirmed).
Thank you to Carol Probets & Graham Turner for sharing their amazing knowledge of Birds of the Deanei.
An issue much discussed was the strong presence of the Bell Miner bird in a part of the Reserve and their interesting association with Lerps. There is a continuing presence of Bell Miner bird population and possible evidence of Bell Miner Associated Dieback in the Forest
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