Brickworks Flora Reserve working bees

Tapscott Centre carpark, Montrose
Saturdays, approx. 3-monthly
10.00 am
Sunday 25th June 2023, 10.00 am - 12.30 pm
Sunday 27th August 2023, 10.00 am - 12.30 pm
Sunday 15th October 2023, 10.00 am - 12.30 pm
Karen Davies
0400 385 918
RSVP by 8 pm Friday

Working bees

Originally in response to concerns about Sweet Pittosporum and other woody weeds, the first MEG working bee at the Brickworks Reserve was held in 2018, and now several working bees are held every year. These include weeding, ecological monitoring, a nature walk, litter collection, and morning tea. Working bees are held on Saturday mornings (upcoming dates are listed above when planned). Gloves, tools and morning tea are provided, but please bring your own cup.

Contact Karen Davies for details on 0400 385 918. Please RSVP by 8 pm Friday.

Working Bee Update - April 2023

Work so far this year has focussed on the Cambridge/Montrose Rd corner. A significant difference can be seen in the level of woody weeds and we have achieved a reduction in Agapanthus. Efforts in upcoming months likely to focus on woody weeds across the reserve. Activities can be tailored for interests and all abilities.

Please bring a pair of gloves and ensure footwear is clean of dirt to protect from bringing weed seeds or diseases into the reserve.

About the reserve

Montrose Brickworks Flora Reserve is a suburban reserve at the corner of Cambridge and Montrose Roads (map). The Montrose Brickworks closed in the mid 1950s, and the site, originally called Tapscott/Milbourne Flora Reserve, was gradually revegetated with native bush.

More information about the reserves at Yarra Ranges Council

Blackberry plants removed from the reserve
Weeding Sweet pittosporum
The front of the reserve, near Cambridge Rd
Trail and seating in the reserve
Trail and seating in the reserve
Trail in the reserve

See also