Excursion – Sat 11 June 10am – 12:30pm

Cassia Read will lead us on a “Moss Foray” at Clinkers Hill

Cassia will take us for a slow walk in the Clinkers Bushland reserve and nearby, exploring the variety of moss species along the way.  She will give us clues for distinguishing mosses from lichens and point out the features useful for identification of different moss species including the habitat where they are growing. She will explain the importance of mosses in our ecosystem and their role as colonisers after fire and soil disturbance.

Meet: 10.00am at the Octopus (Duke St, opposite the Castle Motel) or 10.10am at the top end of Preshaw Street, where the tar turns to dirt road.

Bring: Water, snacks, sturdy shoes and hat. There will be some hand lenses available, but bring a hand lens if you have one. If it’s a dry day it would be good for a few people to bring a spray bottle of water.

The Field Trip will be cancelled in extreme weather conditions.