Photos

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Small northern Dam
– Olives cleared and revegetated
– Work started September 2002

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The heritage ‘Old Coach Road’
Coaches pullled by horses used this road in the mail run from Adelaide to Willunga and Victor Harbor

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The small northern dam
– Large olives removed and local indigenous plants re-established

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This area of re-vegetation is further south of the small dam, and is being re-vegetated with Grey Box, sedges, and small shrubs
In the photo, Phalaris Grass (South African) is being slashed, ready for spraying

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After enjoying the morning’s activities, the Friends group enjoy coffee, tea and discussion of what was seen, and plans for the next “Enjoyment Day”.

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Many large River Red Gums are dotted across the Glenthorne lanscape, and are home to many parrots and smaller bird life.

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The Glenthorne property has permanent water sources, with 3 large dams.
These are very important to local birds wholive and breed or just drip in for a drink.

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Through the trees, the small re-vegetation plants in the distance can be seen.
This photo was taken about 2006.

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The heritage buildings on Glenthorne are urgently in need of protection.
This ‘Cool Room’ is shown under pressure from a large olive tree, and later collapsed (See photo below)

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Re-Vegetated area, initiated by Chris Gibson, in conjunction with teh Urban Forest Biodiversity Unit flourishes.
Birds, such as Grey Fantails, and Golden Whistlers are regular visitors.
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The felled olive tree is re-shooting!
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Grey Box (Eucalyptus microcarpa) in flower.
(Microcarpa meaning ‘small fruit’.

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An old Grey Box, next to the underground Desalination pipeline, on Glenthorne’s Eastern slopes.

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Close-up of the same Old Grey Box – an important remnant seed-source for re-vegetation efforts in the future.

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The same Old Grey Box. The trunk is about 4 metres in circumference.

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The main dam in the centre of the Glenthorne property.
Important for many waterbirds, and native tortoises.

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Emerging native undergrowth where olives once stood.
A testament to the efforts of the Friends of Glenthorne.

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The main dam, showing invasive willow tree to the right of the photo, and infestation of Phalaris in the foreground.

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Re-vegetation – doing well – Trees now up to 10-15 metres high.

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The small northern dam – a spot to reflect.

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University of Adelaide Ph D. student, Emmy Gerlach, setting up her native grass germination trials. The Friends assisting.

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Emmy Gerlach’s project involved testing various ways of soil preparation to assist in germination.
Results from this research will be used for broad-acre re-vegetation of these species.