Thursday 13 October
We walked up the Chapel fire trail from the end of Chapel Street, which at times was quite steep. Some boneseed was removed during the ascent. One old Erica site was checked and a few plants discovered. At the Epacris acuminata site we located several Erica and removed all found. They were at several scattered spots and mostly an isolated two or three plants, some of reasonable size and flowering. In two patches about 15-20 plants of varying age was found.
The Epacris is in two main spots either side of Chapel trail. The western side looked very healthy and was quite dominant. On the eastern side the bushes were in general smaller as the area had been burnt more recently than the other; however again the plants were vigorous and now quite thick and plentiful.
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|Goat Hills Epacris 2011|