The November walk was held on Saturday 26, on a mild and calm morning.

Nine members enjoyed the walk from Bambra Road, down to the Painkallac Dam, and finishing at Moggs Creek.

Group photo

We walked around the dam as far as we could both ways. The circuit right around is not completed yet but some seating and tables have been provided.

Painkalac Dam

The dam is no longer being used for water supply, but will be available to the public for passive recreation like bird watching, walking and fishing.

During our walk we saw swathes of Hop Goodenia, Pink Finger orchids, a Sun Orchid, Blue Pin Cushions, Billy Buttons, Prickly Starwort, Blue Squill, Trailing Goodenia, some Brachyscome and most delightfully, Xantheria minor in flower, to name a few.

Rosy Hyacinth
Rosy Hyacinth

We heard very little bird song in this area, but noted ducks on the dam.

This was a very interesting walk and enjoyed by our group.

Angela Chynoweth

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Fri 9:00am - 1:00pm

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Sun 9:30am - 11:00am

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27

Mon 9:30am - 11:00am

Weed of the month

Mirror Bush

Mirror Bush & Kohuha - Imports from NZ

NZ Mirror Bush Coprosma repens and Kohuhu Pittosporum tenuifolium are imports from New Zealand. Both are evergreen trees with glossy leaves that tend to grow in dense clumps eliminating indigenous species. Birds disperse the Mirror Bush berries and Kohuhu seeds into bushland reserves. 

More details about how to control this weed can be found in the archive of Weeds of the Month.

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