Re: Grey Butcherbirds around Melbourne - and Wren nests

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Subject: Re: Grey Butcherbirds around Melbourne - and Wren nests
From: "Wendy" <>
Date: Sat, 28 Jul 2007 23:42:47 +1000
  We should always try to think about REPLACING not just REMOVING weeds.
This is a principle practiced by Merri Creek Management Committee and
Friends of Merri Creek (Melbourne).
Sometimes it can be tricky trying to explain this.
Recently, a nice big article appeared in a local paper about an upcoming
community planting day. It explained this principle, began with the
headline - "Birds Like Weeds" (mmm perhaps not OUR first choice) . Then went
on to discuss the habitat value of the various local woody weeds and our
work to progressively replace them with appropriate local provenance
indigenous plants. The story finished by inviting everyone to a community
planting day to plant -  blackberry, gorse and boxthorn!!
Some hasty messages went out to the planting group members to let them know
that was not quite right!!!


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