In my last post, I talked about our gully restoration project, Kawakawa Island. In this post I thought I would share the journey to Kawakawa Island, which starts with the top paddock traverse, through the clearing, and down the spur, ending with the final slippery descent to the gully bottom. Click through the slideshow to join us on our adventure.
Our lock-down nature project actually predated lock-down by a few weeks. I had long been contemplating the tradescantia (known also as 'wandering Jew', but increasingly less so for obvious reasons...) that has taken a strangle-hold of the silty banks of our gully stream, smothering any natural regrowth of native seedlings. I was daunted by the sheer scale of the challenge, but had also heard that a metal rake was the best weapon against this virulent plant pest. But one day a