Liffey working bee November 2018

Guest bloggers
Published 12 Nov 2018 
by Helen Tait 
about  Liffey River Oura Oura  
Helen Tait and Bill Bragg, both regular volunteers at Liffey, hard at work removing blackberries.<br/> Helen Tait and Bill Bragg, both regular volunteers at Liffey, hard at work removing blackberries.
Our volunteer team taking a well-earned lunch break at Oura Oura, the birthplace of Bush Heritage.<br/> Our volunteer team taking a well-earned lunch break at Oura Oura, the birthplace of Bush Heritage.
Our volunteer team includes many Liffey locals, as well as volunteers from as far away as Hobart.<br/> Our volunteer team includes many Liffey locals, as well as volunteers from as far away as Hobart.

Another great working bee was held at Oura Oura today, under the thoughtful care of Annette Dean with a group of local friends and others from further afar.

In the morning we cleared foxgloves and thistles along the edge of the beautiful Liffey River. It was sparkling and singing, and at one spot in the green and shady shallows of a hidden backwater I saw evidence of a Platypus living.

In the afternoon we cut and pasted to keep on top of blackberries being tenacious along the northern side of the river below the Liffey Road. As always the light and shadow moving across the steeps hills and gullies of the larger Liffey Valley made for beautiful and inspiring moments.

Eventually too tired to tackle any more and satisfied with our efforts, we packed it in for the day and left happy to have had the pleasure of the cooperation, the reacquaintences and the conversations that are all part of a good working day.

Our volunteer team taking a well-earned lunch break at Oura Oura, the birthplace of Bush Heritage.<br/> Our volunteer team taking a well-earned lunch break at Oura Oura, the birthplace of Bush Heritage.
Our volunteer team includes many Liffey locals, as well as volunteers from as far away as Hobart.<br/> Our volunteer team includes many Liffey locals, as well as volunteers from as far away as Hobart.