CNFN walks and other events: January 2020

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

Sunday 5thJanuary Lake Explorer Track, Lake Mackenzie
Alpine experience, along the edge of Lake Mackenzie, over the Fisher River to Lake Explorer. Crossing the river involves rock hopping, some may prefer to stop there as they will already have covered a reasonable distance Total distance of the track is 4.5 km. Take the Mersey Forest Road, C171, and turn off at the Lake Mackenzie Road. Meet in the parking area near the end of the road at 10 a.m. Leader will be announced in the e-news.

Weekend 25-27 January, Rosebury area
Kevin Dogrusever is organizing a full weekend of activities. Depending on the weather, suggested itinerary is Saturday to Montezuma Falls, and Sunday to Mt Read and the 1,000 year old Huon Pine (permits have been arranged). But if the weather is too hot, Mt Farrell may be preferred. Other options are Williamsford old mining town and/or Mt Dundas that are reverting back to nature. Many other places to visit on Monday, to be decided during the weekend. This is the same weekend walk that was scheduled for early 2019 but unfortunately wascancelled due to fires.
We plan to record flora and fauna observations and up-load the information to the Natural Values Atlas. This area around Rosebery is a hot-spot for invertebrates that has not been adequately surveyed. Hopefully, UT entomologist and CNFN Patron, Dr. Peter McQuillan, will join us for the weekend, so we may find new species. Arrive Friday evening, depart late Monday or Tuesday. Or come for 1 or 2 days. Please register via secretary Peter Lawrence via email address above as soon as possible. Members and visitors from other Field Naturalists groups are welcome to attend.
Accommodation options
Camp at Kevin's place in Rosebery (address details when registering for walk), no facilities usual camping in the wilderness rules apply, snakes present but no internet
Rosebery Cabin & Tourist Park; $100 double for cabin with on-suite, $70 double for basic cabin use amenities, $30 back-packer single rooms with share kitchen & amenities, powered and unpowered sites, phone 03 6473 1366
Top Pub, 8 Agnes St, Rosebery TAS 7470 phone (03) 6473 1351

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