CNFN walks and other events: September 2019 - January 2020
All walks begin at 10:00 am. Bring warm and waterproof clothes, hat, lunch, hand lens, notebook etc.
Sunday 1st September: Red Water Creek
Approximately 2 km moderate walk. Meet at the carpark behind the IGA in Sheffield at 10 a.m. and we will drive in a convoy from the carpark. Time permitting, we will also visit the Dasher Falls. Leader Basil Kleinendorst 0400875717
Sunday 6th October: Sue Gebicki's property and neighbouring conservation reserve
Different forest types including banksia, lunch at creek followed by walk along creek. Choice of shorter, easier walks for those who prefer it. Lots of birds, fungi, frogs, reptiles and orchids, often wedge-tail eagles and black cockatoos. Meet at 10 a.m. at 369 Priestleys Lane, Birralee. Priestleys Lane, C714., joins both the Frankford Road, B71, to the north and Birralee Road, B72, to the east. Leader Sue Gebicki 0400860651
Sunday 3rd November Henry Somerset Orchid Reserve
The reserve hosts 43-45 orchid species, many rare or endangered. 10 minute flat easy walk in dry sclerophyll forest, no visitor facilities. 5 km south of Latrobe on the Railton Road, B13. Meet at 10 a.m. Leader Philip Milner 0364923201
Sunday 1st December Habitat Nursery, Liffey
Walk in wet sclerophyll forest, looking for Thismia rodwayi, fungi, ferns and birds. Herbert and Sally will then give us a nursery tour, and a talk on their attempts to work with and against nature. For further information, go to the website 0408503602 Meet 10 a.m. at the nursery. From the west take Bogan Road, C504, or from the east Liffey Road, C513. The nursery is well signposted at the Jones Road intersection.
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.