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As we have cleared areas of the property that have been neglected over the last 5-6 years, we have seen more and more of the native plant species return.

The most remarkable has been the Maidenhair Fern(Adiantum atroviride) that appeared in massive numbers as we cleared away grass tussocks on the south and protected side of the house hill.

As we have cleared more Lantana(Lantana camara), and the associated Native Raspberry(Rubus moluccanus ), Tiger vine and rubbish more and more ferns started to appear.

These included:

  • Prickly Rasp Fern(Doodia australis)
  • Common Rasp Fern(Doodia aspera)
  • Maidenhair Fern(Adiantum atroviride)
  • Rough Maidenhair Fern(Adiantum hispidulum)
  • Binung Fern(Christella dentata)

 

We are really pleased to see the common and native ferns back, and have been adding more in the protected areas of the South Gully.

Here are some examples

Binung Fern - Christella dendata

Binung Fern – Christella dendata

 

Prickly Rasp Fern - Doodia australis

Prickly Rasp Fern – Doodia australis

 

Rough Maidenhair Fern - Adiantum hispidulum

Rough Maidenhair Fern – Adiantum hispidulum

 

As we clear the South Gully, and re-establish the rainforest structure we hope to see even more ferns.