Excursion – Sat 9 July, 1:30 pm

Muckleford Forest and the Red White & Blue Mine : Leaders: Peter and Rosemary Turner

Starting from the junction of Muckleford School Road and Bells Lane Track, we will drive along Talbot, Dunns Reef and Red White and Blue Tracks, with stops along the way to enjoy the birds, wildflowers and trees of the forest and to view old mining sites.  We will then drive along Bells Lane Track to the Muckleford NCR to inspect recent work to create a Strategic Fuel Break along the north side of the track. Finally, back to the RW&B picnic ground and dam for some birdwatching and afternoon tea. Our route is described in the leaflet “Muckleford Forest Walk to the Red White and Blue Mine” which is available from the Information Centre, Castlemaine.

Muckleford Forest Dam

Meet: 1.30 pm at the Octopus (Duke St, opposite the Castle Motel) or 1.50 pm at the end of Muckleford School Road, where it meets Bells Lane Track.

Bring: Binoculars, water, afternoon tea, sturdy shoes and hat.

The Field Trip will be cancelled in extreme weather conditions.