Continuing the annual Spring tradition, the Castlemaine Field Naturalists Club will be running a series of afternoon wildflower walks for 4 weeks. It’s a great opportunity for a leisurely stroll through some different areas of local bushland – to both see and learn about daisies, lilies and many other seasonal wildflowers indigenous to the greater Castlemaine area. Everyone is welcome to attend, and each walk will be led by a local botanist. Walks will be canceled when it is raining or with other poor weather conditions.
Dates: 12 Sept, 19 Sept, 26 Sept, 3 October 2018
Departure location: From the car-park at the U3A building (the ‘Octopus’ building), Duke St, opposite the Castle Motel, Castlemaine
Departure Time: Departing at 4pm sharp
Return Time: The aim is to return by 5.30pm
What to bring: Good walking shoes, water, hat, sunscreen
Travel: Most sites will have a short drive to get there. Some car-pooling likely to be available.
RSVP: No need. Just turn up ready to go by 4pm. No cost for attendance. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Walk 1: Wednesday 12th: Boundary Track, off the Castlemaine-Muckleford Rd. Leaders Richard Piesse and Peter Turner
Walk 2: Wednesday 19th: Kalimna Park. Leaders Rosemary and Peter Turner
Walk 3: Wednesday 26th: Muckleford Boronia walk. Leader Phil Hopley
Walk 4: Wednesday 3rd: Whitegum track. Leader Richard Piesse
If you aren’t able to make these walks, or a looking for something extra, the standard monthly excursion will also be held on Saturday 15 Sept (the day after the general CFNC meeting). It will depart from the same location as the wildflower walks but at 1.30pm. The excursion is to Maldon, lead by Richard Piesse with local expert David Elliott, and has a focus on orchids. Don’t forget to bring your afternoon tea. Car-pooling likely to be available.