The Aquifer issue has dropped off the radar. Peta Seaton does not seem to have sent out anything, yet, since the meeting last Saturday. Hopefully something will appear shortly. I have been doing a bit of homework, privately.
This morning I had a look at Anni's garden, which is looking great. Many of her plants are only about 18 months old, (since planting). Nearly everything was growing like crazy. Some of her original native plants - a few Bottlebrushes (Callistemon sp.) needed pruning back, to tidy them up. Some Sasanqua Camellias, just 18 months in the ground, warranted a bit of tip pruning, to encourage them to thicken up. But they are growing beautifully. Her Orange bush is looking fantastically healthy. Well done, Anni.
This afternoon, at my place, I had another group of small insectivorous birds stage a "raid" on the plants underneath my Study window. Brown Thornbills (Acanthiza pusilla) and Silvereyes (Zosterops lateralis) were the main species involved.
At the same time, a Grey Fantail (Rhipidura fuliginosa) was giving a wonderful display of "loops" in the air above one of the small trees, while catching insects in mid-air. These are small birds, with large tails, and full, rounded wings, which equip them to be wonderful aerial acrobats, with all that surface area to give them "traction" against the air.
An example of Nature's design for control, not speed.