Devilbend Foundation

Friends of Daangean

Flora & Weed Management

Devilbend (Daangean) has 212 indigenous plant species recorded in the reserve. 11 Ecological Vegetation Classes are represented in the reserve, of which seven are endangered, three vulnerable and one rare.
One flora species of State significance is the Mauve-tuft Sun-orchid (Thelymitra malvina), which is listed as vulnerable.
Above Chocolate Lily image taken by Marnie Fitzsimons
Below image taken by Hansi Wegner

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Regenerate and Appreciate

The key values and goals that are being implemented by The Friends of Daangean and Parks Victoria are restoration of the whole reserve into an outstanding system of varied habitat and reinvigorated flora populations.
Within the key values and goals the Bunurong people will be encouaged to advise on and participate in management, including research activities, ecological management programs and cultural activities.
The natural vegetation at Devilbend Reserve is heathy-woodlands.
Indigenous species include Manna Gum, Swamp Gum, Messmate, Narrow-leaf Peppermint, Black Wattle, Blackwood, Prickly Hedge Wattle, Silver Banksia, Tea-tree, Mat-rush, Weeping Grass, Kangaroo Grass and Wallaby Grass.
Many small native groundcover species including various orchids flower in spring.
A beautiful array of fungi call Devilbend home - 58 species have been identified in the reserve by the Field Naturalists' Club of Victoria, in a fungi survey undertaken in 2007.
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Eradication

The Friends of Daangean work tirelessly throughout the year assisting Parks Victoria with weed eradication throughout the reserve. This is such an important role in helping to give the indigenous ecology a helping hand.

Restoration

Natural regeneration is the preferred method to restore native vegetation in some parts of the reserve, in other parts, more intensive revegetation is needed with key Indigenous species being planted.

Monitoring

Monitoring is very important- the aim is to assess the success of regeneration after restoration in an area, including the rate of natural regeneration and changes in vegetation communities.

Invasive Species

Below are a few of the weed species that are being removed from the reserve.

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Involving community

As seen in the above map, 1005 hectares is a lot of reserve and we would love your help to care for Daangean (Devilbend). Involving the community to help conserve, protect, restore and to make a place of learning is what we are about. If you would like to help volunteer, click on the button below and contact us today.