By: Michael Fox

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November 2007 we held our first Community Planting Day.

King Parrot feeding on Brisbane Fringed Wattle

Four hundred and ten native plants represented the first big step in restoring the Fox Gully habitat.

Aside from native herbs and grasses we also planted a number of Acacia falcata and Acacia fimbrata. Acacia fimbrata, also called Brisbane Fringed Wattle, is one of the most beautiful of our local wattles and a favourite with at least one of our neighbours – read the story.

Brisbane Fringed Wattle is also a favourite of our beautiful King Parrots Alisterus scapularis who visit each year to feast on the seed pods. Watch the video to see the amazing skill in getting each seed then moving the pod along to get the next seed … and no hands needed.

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