The shorter of the two walks on offer on 20 June will be a 5km loop in Fryers Ridge Nature Conservation Reserve a few kilometers west of Taradale, led by Frances Cincotta and Bronwyn Silver. We will be focusing on the diverse flora: Common Correa will be in full flower and we will see heaths, at least 5 native pea species and 12 wattle species. We will have copies of “Native Peas” and “Wattles of Mount Alexander Region” available for perusal on the walk and to purchase. Bring a hand lens if you want to learn how to tell the difference between some of the trickier pea and wattle species. The walk is all on wide, well-formed tracks with some up and down but nothing steep. Bring morning tea and lunch. We will get back to Castlemaine approx 1.30pm.
More information: Frances Cincotta 0491 108 766 or Bronwyn Silver 0448 751 111.
The photos above were taken last Wednesday in the Reserve where the walk will take place.
Click here to find out about the long Mount Alexander walk on 20 June.
We may need to introduce a registration system for these walks if there are government regulations still in place which restrict the number of people allowed to gather outside. Check this website next week for information.