CNFN walks and other events: October 2018 - February 2019

All walks begin at 10:00 am. Bring warm and waterproof clothes, hat, lunch, hand lens, notebook etc.

Sunday 7th October: Badger Range:
Meet at Sheffield IGA supermarket car park at 10.00 a.m. To reach Kimberley's Lookout involves a climb of about 200 metres, including a few steep sections. Overall the climb is rated easy to moderate. Expect frogs and orchids. Leaders Martha and Rod McQueen

Sunday 4th November: Gog Range
Meet at the Minnow Picnic Ground at 10.00 am. From the northwest: travel south through Sheffield on Claude Rd (C136), turn left on Paradise Rd (C137). The Minnow picnic ground is just before the bridge that crosses the Minnow River. From Deloraine/ Launceston: travel through Mole Creek and north on Union Bridge/Paradise Road (C137), cross the bridge; the picnic ground will be on your left. Leader: Jim Nelson

Sunday 2nd December: Narawntapu
Beachcombing on Bakers Beach to see the variety of marine creatures washed up by the tide. A chance to see Hooded Plovers, Pied Oystercatchers on the beach and Short-tailed Shearwaters or Albatross out to sea. Meet at 10.00 am at the car park at the visitors' centre. BBQ facilities are available for a late lunch. Leader: Sarah Lloyd

Sunday 6th January: Pine Lake and Rats Castle
A wonderful summer walk in the highlands to observe alpine plants and insects. Meet at 10.00 at the Pine Lake Nature Trail on Highlands Lake Road (A5) 17.6 km south of Golden Valley. We will walk to Pine Lake before heading 14.4 km south to the Rats Castle car park.

Weekend 2nd-3rd February - Rosebury area
Kevin Dogrusever is organizing a full weekend of activities, possible places include Motezuma Falls, Williamsford old mining town and/or Mt Dundas that are reverting back to nature, and Mt Read (1,000 year old Huon Pine). Arrive Friday evening, depart late Sunday or Monday.

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