Walton Bridge Reserve
This is where we work, at the junction of Fish Creek and Enoggera Creek. That patch of weed on the far bank is gone now. It's been planted up with...
These pictures you are looking at now have been taken from a movie about Save Our Waterways Now (SOWN) that Nick helped shoot. This frame shows the...
This could be an alien invasion or a lens flare. What do you think?
Rob explaining camera operation
Rob is showing Nick how to work the digital movie camera.
Nick cracking up
Rob is telling Nick some pretty stupid stuff as a way of explaining how it's always better not to talk about stuff that you can't get a picture of...
Nick really cracking up
Nick is now crying, he's laughing so hard. Either what Rob is saying is really funny or Nick just thinks Rob's stories are, like, really crap.
Graceful water bird
This is Rob trying to show how an elegant water bird like a white heron might land on the creek bed.
Here's Rob throwing a rock
Rob likes rocks. And he likes throwing them. He throws them towards the bank to prevent erosion so his trees don't get washed away.
Here's a rock being thrown by Rob
Rocks like Rob. They like being thrown by Rob. They like where they get thrown to. They like preventing erosion. They care about trees.
Look at that little beauty!
Here's Rob pretending to be Steve Irwin. Don't give up your day job, Rob.
What we plant
We planted a lot of these matrush (Lomandra hystrix) during the time Nick was with us. In fact Nick planted most of them. Nick is now an expert...
Here's Anne Jones watering the Lomandras that Nick planted. Anne's watering skills are second to none. Anne is a watering expert. She'd like to train...
This is some of the gear we use down the creek. When we weed woody shrubs we use the cut-stump method. All it involves is cutting the plant below the...
Here are three people doing a bit of synchronised rock throwing.
Mutant weed pile
This monument to weeding is slowly mutating into mutant compost. It could be home to mutant worms.
Mutant rubbish pile
This rubbish pile has already mutated into a pile of really old rubbish.
Looks like the rock thing is still happening.
Mutant bush creature
This is kinda scarey.
This is a closeup of Nick's shoe. It's scarey too.
Now Nick is going to throw rocks. What fun. Yippee. We know how to have a good time, eh!
Quite suddenly, the ducks invaded. Lucky they weren't mutant. They look like normal ducks. Except for the one top left whose head is missing and has...
This local rainforest species is red kamala (Mallotus philippensis). It grows quickly. This one has some strange insects, or eggs, attached to the...
This is Brisbane wattle (Acacia fimbriata). It is used extensively in Enoggera catchment revegetation. It grows quickly and establishes a favourable...
This is Alchornea ilicifolia. Ilicifolia from Latin ilex the great scarlet (holly) or Holm oak, Quercus ilex, and folium leaf because of the...
Nick believes this to be a stink bug but Rob isn't sure. Not all bugs like this stink. Some smell quite nice, like lemons. This one was living under...
Plant or weed?
Rob always manages to look like he knows what he is talking about. But he doesn't really.
Hi Rob - Operation Crow's Nest
On Anzac day we gathered outside the police station on Waterworks Road to walk up to May Grimes' place to take care of two crow's nest ferns which...
Crow's nest removal
The crow's nest fern was being relocated to the creek. Here is Rob digging it out of May's garden.
Mark and fern
The fern is out and being wheeled away by barrow.
Mark the fern creature
Mark appears to have a fern instead of a body. This could be a mutation.
Into the reserve
Here Nick and Rob are approaching the footbridge near the junction of Fish and Enoggera Creeks.
Destination in sight
The crow's nest ferns are going into the riparian area - a nice spot where it's shady and moist, but gets partial sun.
Plant attacks man
The fern put up a struggle, but eventually Rob got it into the ground.
And this is what it's all about, encouraging the native wildlife by planting local species and removing noxious garden pests like ochna, balloon...