During the recent fires many old native trees and native animals died and while some fell over by them selves some had to be cut down because they had become dangerous I have used some as fish habitat.
The decaying roots of these trees are now home to the fungi they are in abundance and will be until the temperatures rise in the spring.
Blackfish Action Members at facebook its a group for people who would like to see blackfish higher on the list of priorities.
Under all that willow was a river and it took a fire to find it, this part of the Curdies was hidden from view until the Saint Patrick day fire burnt a lot of the non native trees .
The earth moving contractor has done a great job not only has he removed the willows he has left the stumps to rot and then poisoned the stumps.
it looks great and I look forward to native trees and grasses to be replanted and native fish like blackfish to be encouraged and stocked to provide locals and visitors with a true fishing experience.
Feeding the fish moths see how the fish hide under the floating habitat, I have this habitat for more than ten years some people are just starting to wake up to its benefits.
A few images from the fires that came to close.
This little fish survived the Saint Patricks fires and looks healthy if not a bit hungry , no insects about because there is not vegetation left around the ponds.
I am delighted they survived now I need to get the bird netting up as fast as I can, before that I have to replace the post that got burnt.
I have created a new group on Facebook called (Blackfish action members) or BAM for short, the group will seek to lobby government and other groups to help in the coming fight to save the iconic river Blackfish ( gadopsis marmoratus ) if you are interested in joining myself and many others in this fight please visit the Facebook group and become a member.