Weed road show at Mossman
ABORIGINAL land managers have joined forces to fight the spread of yellow crazy ants, electric ants and weed species threatening the Wet Tropics.
More than 30 Aboriginal rangers in 11 organisations shared “home turf” identifications at a Wet Tropics Pests and Weeds Roadshow that included visits to infestation areas from Mossman to South Johnstone.
Terrain NRM’s Rowan Shee said rangers looked at yellow crazy ant and electric ant infestation sites in the Cairns region and a range of invasive weed infestation sites from a hiptage area near Mossman to a Mexican bean tree infestation near Garradunga, north of Innisfail.
“We also learned more about pond apple at a site in East Trinity, glush weed at Babinda Creek, and Miconia, Kosters Curse, Mikania vine and Limnocharis,’’ Mr Shee said.