Some examples of Photo-Point data – recorded in Aug-Sept 2013 & 2016.
See Map of approximate positions of example sites on last slide.
The 5 examples are drawn from 17 sites recorded by the Field Naturalists Club of Ballarat.
Example one – 2016 shows much improved soil cover, with good native herbs and some tree seedlings
Example two – 2016 shows improved soil cover, with good regen of Eucalypts & Blackwood
Example three – 2016 shows heavy invasion of Gorse, English Broom and exotic grasses, with some sedges and Cassinia
Example four: – 2016 shows fair soil cover, with a mixture of weeds (Gorse) and native shrubs (mainly Cassini and a few tree seedlings
Example four: 2016 show good soil cover with mainly Cassinia species and a few Eucs
Many thanks to Colin Hancock of Ballarat Bushwalking and Outdoor Club for help with photography and GPS work. We were able to return to within 1 metre of the marker pegs at 16 of 17 sites, after 3 years.
Photo below shows bushwalkers (BBOC) passing through very weed infested area near powerlines in SE Canadian in 2015. Burgan and English Broom seeding heavily.