September Woodland Survey - Mt Ainslie

To: Michael Lenz <>
Subject: September Woodland Survey - Mt Ainslie
From: Martin Butterfield <>
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:03:39 +0000
I noticed quite a bit of recent lumberjack activity in Bruce Ridge yesterday - some of which looked to be living trees that presumably were likely to fall on litigious passers by.


On 26 September 2016 at 17:51, Michael Lenz <> wrote:
Today (26. Sep.) Michael Lenz and Robin Hide conducted the woodland survey on the lower eastern slopes of Mt Ainslie. It was a brisk, but otherwise  fine morning with only light wind. We recorded 34 species at sites and another 9 between sites.

Birds were reluctant to call or sing. Any song that was given lasted only for brief spells. Small bush birds were detected only in small numbers.

Of interest: 1 Tawny Frogmouth, 2 Fantailed Cuckoos together, 3x Olive-backed Oriole, 3x Mistletoebird, 1x Speckled Warbler and Brown-headed Honeyeater. Noisy Miners  were present at 8 of the 9 sites.

After the fairly recent incidence of cutting dead trees and dead parts of living trees in Campbell Park proper, Robin Hide had counted a minimum of 20 dead trees that had been felled. This represents a significant  damage to the site, mostly via loss of tree hollows.

Michael Lenz

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