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Marriotts Falls and Junee Caves Reserve Saturday 17 April 2021 The weather forecast was for showers, but we decided to go ahead. It was a fine start in Hobart but on getting close to Mount Field showers could be seen in the high country. This prompted Marriotts Falls to be chosen in lieu of the planned tasks on the Lake Nicholls Track. The first job once there was a bit of trimming on the 200 metres between the carpark and Haltons Creek. The bushes all of which had naturally revegetated had grown considerably in the 7 years since FOMF and PWS put in a blue metal path over the land where the radiata pines that had encroached into the river reserve were removed. The main objective however was to check the plants that the kids from Westerway put in and remove invasive Foxgloves. The plants went in 2017 and 2018 and were looking good when last we were there in 2019, but it was a scene of devastation today. Animal browsing was so heavy that, many plants were dead, and others had very f

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