A few days ago on Tuesday my family and I went up Waterpark Creek in Byfield, to help our friends who run Waterpark Eco tours. They were replanting native shrubs and bushes along a section of Waterpark Creek that runs past their property. We helped plant a variety of different bushes, then after that we jumped in the creek and had a swim. Claudie (one of the owners) then took us for a ride around the tea-tree farm in the horse carriage. Below are the photos from the day:
Some of the very tropical looking trees right next to the creek. The two just in front are mango trees.
Waterpark Creek on an overcast day. As you can see its a bit bigger than your average creek!
Planting native shrubs and bushes along a small section of Waterpark Creek. Due to the flooding at the start of 2008, all the soil was sandy.
Hey all you Yeppoonites, this is where the town water supply comes from (until the Rocky to Yeppoon pipeline is finished anyway). These pipes are up on a high section of the bank, about 5-10 metres away from
Another view of the town water pipes.
These leaves are from the famous Byfield fern, which is native to the Byfield area where it grows prolifically.
Another view of the Byfield Fern.
My sisters having a swim in Waterpark Creek, along with a couple of stick-mad dogs.
Claudie pulling out the horse carriage. The horses are hitched up on either side of the wooden bar in front.
A row of very young tea-tree trees. Every few years or so a whole section is cut down, then processed to make tea-tree oil and mulch.