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Subject: Phragmites
From: Martin Butterfield via Canberrabirds <>
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2021 20:55:03 +0000
One of the main changes I have noted in recent years is the way the reeds are gradually taking over Kelly's Swamp.  From past conversations with Rangers I understand that it is very difficult to control them.  A similar situation appeared to exist at McLeods Morass at Bairnsdale when we visited a couple of months ago.  However from photographs posted by Birdlife East Gippsland the reeds there have completely collapsed giving a clear view of the water (and the thousands of Ibis walking around on the reeds).

The question that arises for me is what don't the reeds at Keelys collapse like this (or do I just not visit at the right time of year)?

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