We think this will be of interest to local field naturalists and bushwalkers.
We’ve been made aware that the Taradale Community Forum (TCF) and Cartography Community Mapping (CCM) have published maps of the Taradale-Fryers Ridge area. (The TCF has also received support from the Taradale and District Walking Group).
One of two TCF maps presents a number of walks around the Taradale township. The other map provides details about the route of, and access points to, the 13 km Taradale section of the walking track alongside the Coliban Main Channel. The TCF maps are available at http://www.taradale.vic.au/taradale-walking-tracks/ .
The CCM topographical map covers the Fryers Ridge Nature Conservation Reserve. In broad terms the reserve is bounded on the east by the Coliban Main Channel and on the west by Fryers Ridge Road. Between these boundaries is a network of unsealed roads and walking tracks. A reliable source comments “(The reserve) is known locally as being one of the best wildflower areas. The show starts with August wattles and continues until December.”
The CCM map is available at http://cartography.id.au/fryers_ridge/fryers_ridge.htm .
Happy walking and exploring. And don’t forget to take your binoculars, as there are many interesting birds to see along the way as well.