Excursions

Excursion: Saturday 10th February, 1.30pm, “Mt Alexander”

Join us for an easy walk along a gently undulating track from the Leanganook picnic ground to the impressive Dog Rocks. Spectacular views and cool, tall forest. Some early wildflowers. We will return to the picnic ground for afternoon tea. Approx. 3km return, but turn back when you like. There is a toilet block at […]

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Leaders: Euan Moore & Jenny Rolland

CANCELLED.  Excursion: Saturday 11th November, “Managing Remnant Vegetation” 

Unfortunately, due to the high temperatures forecast for Saturday, we have decided to cancel our excursion to the grassland site. We will reschedule this important topic next year. However, members and visitors are reminded of two other CFNC activities this weekend as detailed in our previous updates: MONTHLY MEETING: Friday 10th November, 7.30pm, Uniting Church

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Leader: Ian Higgins

Excursion:  Saturday 14th October, 1.30pm “Pre-1852 Eucalypts around Maldon – their importance and protection”

On this excursion, we will learn how the MULGA project aims to document and ensure long-term protection of eucalypts that were growing before 1852 (pre-European settlement) in Maldon. These trees are of significant environmental and historical significance. MULGA secretary Bev Phillips will describe how to identify the four indigenous Box trees in Maldon – Grey,

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Leader: Bev Phillips, Maldon Urban Landcare Inc. (MULGA)

Excursion: Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th September, “Special double field trip near Ballarat”

Saturday 9th – meet at 3pm at a private fenced wildlife sanctuary at Berringa (40mins SW Ballarat) for a tour of the sanctuary, then an early picnic tea before viewing grazing free-roaming nocturnal animals (Rufous Bettongs, Bandicoots etc) until about 8pm. Sunday 10th – meet at 9.30am for an orchid/bird walk in Clarkesdale Bird Sanctuary

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Saturday, Leader Roy Pails, Private Wildlife Sanctuary; Sunday, Leader Emily Noble, Clarkesdale Orchids and Birds

Excursion: Saturday 12th August, 12 noon. “Whipstick Wildflowers”

Join us for a walk in the Whipstick, Greater Bendigo National Park, to enjoy the emerging spring wildflowers in this beautiful box ironbark forest. Meet: 12 noon at the Octopus car park (Duke St, opposite the Castle Motel) or at Shadbolts Picnic ground, Whipstick, Bendigo ready to start the walk at 1.30pm after a picnic

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Leaders: Peter Turner & Noel Young

Excursion: Saturday 15th July, 1.30pm. “Maldon Historic Reserve Flora Surveys”

Our July excursion will be to the Gower area of the Maldon Historic Reserve.  The purpose of the visit will be to look at some of the vegetation plots established by Ern Perkins around 2009 to monitor the effects of bush fires and fuel reduction burns on the native vegetation.  We will remeasure one or

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Leaders: Euan Moore and Richard Piesse

Excursion: Saturday June 10th, 1:30pm, “McCay Reservoir”

Rescheduled from May.  Due to illness, Kylie was unable to lead this trip in May but we are pleased that she can lead this field trip to McCay Reservoir for our June excursion.  This will be a rare opportunity to see this site, which is not open to the public.  The reservoir, which is the

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Leader: Kylie McLennan (Coliban Water)

ATTENTION!  CHANGE TO EXCURSION, SAT MAY 13TH

Our planned excursion to McCay Reservoir is postponed to Sat June 10th as our leader is currently unwell.  We will bring forward our June excursion to this month. Join us for a relaxed amble on Mount Alexander sharing our skills in finding and identifying fungi and mosses. Meet:  1.30pm at the Octopus, Duke St, opposite

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New topic “Fungi & Mosses on the Mount”

“Fryerstown Grevillea search”: Saturday 20th May 1.30pm

Meet: at the Octopus (Duke St, opposite the Castle Motel) for a 1.30pm sharp departure. Bring: Sturdy walking shoes, water, afternoon tea. After a very successful search for the Fryerstown Grevillea (Grevillea obtecta) in the Fryers Ridge area last month, this month we will repeat our search in a section of Porcupine Ridge.  This Grevillea

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Leader: Euan Moore