Friends of Grasslands at Scottsdale

Published 19 Nov 2014 
about  Scottsdale Reserve  
The line.<br/> The line.
Geoff in contemplation.<br/> Geoff in contemplation.
Sarah walking the line.<br/> Sarah walking the line.
Early morning discusions.<br/> Early morning discusions.
Dead African lovegrass in kangaroo grass area.<br/> Dead African lovegrass in kangaroo grass area.

For seven years now the Friends Of Grasslands (FOG) group has returned to Scottsdale in spring to help with the grassland monitoring.

Initially established to look at the effects of cattle grazing African Lovegrass the program has developed to look at the state of African lovegrass over much of the reserve.

The cattle have now gone and the work on this grass is now more about spraying with low rates of fluropropanate (which leaves the kangaroo, spear and red-leg grasses alone) and shading with newly planted trees.

The verdict - African lovegrass is doing well in some areas and not in others - we're working to encourage the latter!

Thank you FOG for your much appreciated and valued support over all these years.

The line.<br/> The line.
Geoff in contemplation.<br/> Geoff in contemplation.
Sarah walking the line.<br/> Sarah walking the line.
Early morning discusions.<br/> Early morning discusions.
Dead African lovegrass in kangaroo grass area.<br/> Dead African lovegrass in kangaroo grass area.