Threatened Species Day at Tramway Hill

What a great Threatened Species Day at Tramway Hill on Saturday 7th Sept 2019!

Despite the drizzly weather a fantastic group of 40 volunteers turned up to plant 1000 plants before lunchtime to create habitat for Swift Parrot Habitat. A small but keen group of volunteers then helped to map the extent of the population of threatened plant Epacris virgata. We are pleased to say we found 62 plants! Thanks to David Morrison from the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens in Hobart for confirming the species identification. The data will be uploaded to the Natural Values Atlas as official records of this threatened species at Tramway Hill Reserve.

Thanks to the main organisers Kingborough Council, Tramway Hill Landcare GroupFifteen TreesSouth Hobart Butchery and Conservation Volunteers Australia for their amazing support on the day.

This event was part of Landcare Tasmania's 25th Anniversary Community Outreach Program.

Enjoy all the photos!

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