Sunday, October 10, 2010

Cooks river eco festival

So in between other gardening endeavours, we took time out to go to the Cooks River Eco festival, held at Ewen Park in Hurlstone Park.

Sadly there weren't many people there to enjoy it. It was quite cool. Had a few stalls with lots of helpful enviro stuff, a few stalls about cleaning the cooks river and surrounds including information about sightings of long-nosed bandicoots in the GreenWay corridor (Iron Cove to Cooks River) that I just had no idea about. There was plenty of kids entertainment including theatre and stilt walkers, workshops for the grown-ups, and also a UNSW demo of a solar powered Wii.

We did get to eat some tasty food. I had a kafta roll and an iced lime juice. We also got some goodies like a shower timer and an LED touch light.

The river around Ewen park looks like this:There was plenty of stalls. These ones were selling jewelery, soy candles, yoga tea as well as eco information:
In the distance is the stage and solar Wii:

On the walk back to the train station, we saw some lawn that looked like this:
Any idea what these are?


K said...

They look like a form of oxalis, but hard to tell without seeing the leaves. oxalis leaves are clover shaped. If you dig about 2cm into the soil they'll have white bulbs instead of roots

If they are, they are evil and you should ensure they never, ever get near your garden - because they're a bulb they spread.

anti ob said...

Mmmmm... yoga tea...

MrSnerg said...

Thanks Mz K! Oxalis it is! I'm sure a small herd of chickens would make short work of it. We have a different oxalis species here and they can't get enough of it.

And yes Ob, the yoga tea stand was more than a little weird to me.

tiinam said...

Not all forms of oxalis spread. I had some just like this, only with yellow flowers, and it grew in neat clumps. I left it for several years, since it was pretty, and it never tried to take over