Cumbungi at Jerrabomberra WEtlands

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Subject: Cumbungi at Jerrabomberra WEtlands
From: Chris Davey <>
Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2023 12:52:01 +0000

This morning the ‘Friends of Jerrabomberra Wetlands’, under the guidance of Ranger Miriam, took the opportunity to tackle some of the Cumbungi Typha latifolia vegetation growing in Kelly’s Swamp. This management action was taken in response to comments about the loss of view from the Cygnus hide.


The Cumbungi was cut below water level to reduce regrowth with the resulting biomass taken to a nearby bank of the swamp. Before any cutting occurred the area was searched for nests. Although Reed Warblers, Grassbirds and Dusky Moorhen could be heard calling from the area no nests were found.


It was deemed appropriate to manage the Cumbungi at this time of the year before the plant flowered and to reduce dust and dried plant material which could cause respiratory problems.


Chris Davey


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