Poor Ibis has a clump of this netting wrapped around his foot.  Whether this goes on to be a major injury is anyone's guess.

Poor Ibis has a clump of this netting wrapped around his foot. Whether this goes on to be a major injury is anyone’s guess.

Yesterday I saw this poor Ibis limping around with his foot caught up in the netting that is under the lawn area in Tempe Reserve.  I don’t know if all the grass in the park has this stuff under it, but it will be a shame if it does.  Erosion & grass death brings it to the surface, where it has the potential to injure wildlife if they are unfortunate to get caught up in it.

When lawn was delivered to our place it was just rolled up with a small layer of soil still attached.  No plastic.  I wonder why it was used in this instance & what benefit it provides.  Most likely to hold the grass in rolls for delivery I would think.

In reality it becomes a problem over time & means more plastic in our environment & a real & avoidable danger to the safety of birdlife.  Let’s hope we can catch this Ibis before he loses toes or dies.

Plastic netting is visible like this in many places near the picnic kiosks in Tempe Reserve.

Plastic netting is visible like this in many places near the picnic kiosks in Tempe Reserve.

Nice big area exposed.

It’s not hard to find exposed plastic netting.

Clump of netting with bird prints in the dirt

Clump of netting with bird prints in the dirt

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