Thursday, July 16, 2009



'Green Vegetation'. That's a phrase that brings to mind tall trees,
With trunks and branches and bright leaves all blowing in the breeze.
But Beach Regeneration brings a rather gentle sort of green,
One that's often overlooked, from a distance quite unseen.
Here there's a drama going on, an invasion, nothing less!
'Beating Back the Bitou Bush!'
Doesn't that impress?
Read of all the hours of work that have gone into this 'war'
To make the beach Australian as it always was before.
Our city owes a great deal to such tireless volunteers,
Who have been 'greening' our beaches not for days but years!
A beach story with a moral here:


Dr.John said...

Very interesting article and poem. I had never heard of a Bitou Bush before.

quilly said...

Hawaii is trying to regenerate the native plants as well. There are very few left alive to regenerate -- same for native birds and insects.