Autumn’s in full swing now, the temperature dropping while sunsets linger on in luminous displays.
In you garden the old Robinia Pseudoacacia is dropping its seedpods, the few left which survived a year-round foraging practice of the resident Brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula).
The long branches were raided in several waves, for the young shoots first, then the flowers, the young pods, the older ones, and by then any fruiting capability got diminished to tiny too-far-to-reach-for-the-expert-little-hands branches.
Same happened to the African olive, Olea europea sub sp. Africana.
Still the surviving berries made for a fantastic sweet treat as a reminder of taste. No wonder this specie got brought about by humans in their spreading out of North East Africa.
The possums are happy too, surviving and adapting to urban living thanks to those new welcome addition to their diet.
You gave two talks this weekend, took some footage and soon enough you will package it in a functional little visual document.
In the mean time you paste below the latest Self-Guided Tour of another urban park’s weeds.
Self-Guided Tour of Whitlam Park’s Weeds:
For all to enjoy.
Remember the disclaimers:
All of those species were present at the
time of printing. If for reasons of
continuos suppressing some of them are
not found on subsequent visits, do come
back, chances are that they will be back
too. Nothing more resilient than weeds,
they got used to human’s interference.
We will accept no responsibility for
people hurting or poisoning themselves,
misjudging or misinterpreting the
information provided in this leaflet or
otherwise being not happy about
the level of artistic merit the
Weedyconnection project has.
Nevertheless we welcome comments.