Excursions

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

Excursion: Saturday April 15th,10.30am, “Autumn Orchids”

Our April excursion will be a combined Castlemaine Field Naturalists Club and Australasian Native Orchid Society visit to several sites in the Maldon-Muckleford area in search of autumn orchids. Meet: Note 10.30am start. Instead of our usual meeting place, we will meet at in the Downes Rd car park adjacent to the Botanical Gardens playground. We plan

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Leader: Cathrine Harboe-Ree

Excursion: Saturday March 11th,1.30pm, “Tullaroop Reservoir”

Meet: at the Octopus (Duke St, opposite the Castle Motel) at 1.30pm sharp or at the Tullaroop Reservoir picnic ground at the dam wall at 2pm. Watch out for raptors as you drive across the Moolort Plains to the reservoir! After gathering at the picnic ground, we will take a short drive to where we

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Leaders: Rosemary and Peter Turner

Excursion: Saturday 11th February, 9.00am “The Grevillea obtecta project, Fryers Ridge”

Rescheduled from last October when floods prevented our leader travelling here. Enjoy a morning walk in the bush to see some local populations of the Fryerstown Grevillea (Grevillea obtecta) as well as the many other native plants that are in this area. During the walk, Georgie will demonstrate how to use ProofSafe to record your

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  Leader: Georgie Custance

Excursion: Saturday 12th November, 1.30 pm
“Fryers Ridge”

It has been a wonderful season for the wildflowers in our area.  With Fryers Ridge being somewhat higher and cooler than other areas we explored during the September Wildflower Wanders, this walk will give us the chance to enjoy the later flowering species under the guidance of our expert member Richard Piesse.  Meet: 1.30 pm

Excursion: Saturday 12th November, 1.30 pm
“Fryers Ridge”
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Leader:  Richard Piesse