Roadside Glory

Despite the apathetic efforts of local government to properly manage roadside conservation values ( the Shire of Strathbogie still does not have a roadside vegetation management plan), there are some isolated patches of quality remnant roadside veg that persist – against the odds.

Here, the Common Fringe Myrtle (Calytrix tetragona) manages to put on a glorious wildflower display, caught between the busy Strathbogie-Euroa Rd on one side and paddocks on the other. How its managed to survive the roadside weed spraying is a mystery to me.

You can see the Garden Range in the distance, where this plant still occurs in some numbers.

I can’t help but think the survival of this patch is uncertain. Perhaps a register of significant veg on roadsides in the Strathbogies would be a good place to start (sounds like a worthy project for a Conservation Management Network, no?)

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