birding-aus RFI wetland plantings

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Subject: birding-aus RFI wetland plantings
From: "Michael J Hunter" <>
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 1999 21:53:40 +1000
Can anyone advise on the best rushes, reeds grasses and other plants most
suitable to plant in a small[1ha.] marshy area that I am fencing off in
order to attract swamp-loving birds? This includes sheltering- type thick
stuff as well as seedbearing spp.and plants that harbour snails and frogs .
In addition ,how can oilslicks of the adjacent road be controlled,
apparantly they can adversely affect various amphibians and other birdfood.
Bales of hay have been suggested as filters -does anyone know .

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