SUBJECT TO COVID RESTRICTIONS
The excursion will go ahead if the Government permits outside groups of 10 or more.
The walk will take place in three stages, starting at the Coliban Reserve in Kennedys Lane about 200m off Harmony Way. We will first explore the granite sand area of the reserve, noted for its birdlife and spring flowering of Chocolate lilies, ground covers and orchids. Then we will travel on foot or by car further along Kennedys Lane to the top of the ridge to explore an area of regrowth forest and the denuded soils of the goldfields featuring a road through a steep gully of contrasting south and north facing slopes with many less frequently seen plants. Finally we will travel to view a recent project of the Chewton Bushlands Association funded by a Community Grant from Mount Alexander Shire Council to rehabilitate a dam to increase biodiversity and environmental resilience followed by our normal coffee/tea break.
Meet: 1.30pm at the Octopus, Duke St, opposite the Castle Motel, Castlemaine
Bring: Wet weather gear, stout shoes, cameras and afternoon tea.
Please comply with Government COVID-safe requirements on the day.
The Field Trip will be cancelled in extreme weather conditions.