The September excursion will be to the Rise and Shine Bushland Reserve. Meet by the “Octopus” (the U3A Office) opposite the Castle Motel on Duke St, Castlemaine, to arrange car-pooling for departure at 1.30 pm. Bring afternoon tea, binoculars and camera, and suitable footwear and raincoat – we’ve had rain recently, but the forecast for Saturday looks promising. Peter Turner will lead the excursion. A detailed map of the reserve is available from the Information Centre in Mostyn St.