Bio Security – you can help protect the land & Our Trails

Bio Security takes many forms. We often see Bio Security on TV where officers are trying to prevent various, animal, insect and plant risks from entering the country at our borders by people trying to smuggle in various items (which may be infected).

Well, there are many borders, and in relation to the Lavender Walking and Cycling Trails the one most relevant is the road and trails we use.

SARTI is very keen to promote Bio Security to protect our trails and the neighbouring land surrounding them.

This is where YOU come into the picture. You may inadvertantly become an agent transfering some pest or disease as you use the trails. Our main aim is to make you aware of how easy it is to spread various ‘threats’ without realising it so that you can help prevent the spread.

As we become aware of any issues we will attempt to let you know on this page.
Also feel free to contact us if you feel concerned about a certain pest or disease as you use the trails (use our Report A Problem web form).


Please Don’t Spread These Thorny Weeds

Walking & Cycling

3 Corner Jack photo 1
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Three Corner Jack

Winter growing annual, Stems prostrate to semi-erect, Leaves ovate, stalked, hairless, Flowers tiny, green, Seeds in hard burrs each with 3 spines. 
See information on Three Corner Jack at PIRSA (Department of Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA))

Calthrop plant with flowers
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Prostrate summer annual, Creeping stems spread from a central root, Blue-green leaves divided into oblong leaflets in 2 rows, 
Flowers have 5 yellow petals, Burrs with sharp spines.
See information on Calthrop at PIRSA (Department of Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA))

More advice on these and other items can be found on the WalkingSA website, giving more Biosecurity things to watch for and do, relevant to our trails.