Only six people braved the wet conditions for our second attempt at this walk in 2018 - first attempt on March 17 had been postponed due to extreme heat.

morning tea

Group at Teddys Lookout

As it was raining we decided to have morning tea at Teddys Lookout.

With weather conditions improving we decided to continue with the planned walk.

roadside

On the way to Blanket Leaf Picnic Ground we were devastated to find a Red-necked Wallaby struggling in the middle of the road - obviously hit by a car and just left to its own devices.

We managed to calm it down and cover with a warm rug until Grant from Wild Life Rescue arrived on the scene.

rescue

The young Wallaby was taken to Jirrahlinga but unfortunately did not survive the trauma.

A lesson to us all just how important to be on the alert for wildlife when driving on roads in the Otways.

Eventually we were all able to complete the walk.

The water in the Creek was clear fitting to name of Lemonade Creek.

Lemonade Creek

And the ferny gullies were impressive:

Ferny gully

Fern gully

 

Lots of fungi to admire:

fungi1

fungi2

And plenty of water in Erskine Falls:

Erskine Falls

Margaret MacDonald

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Weed of the month

Freesia

Freesia

Freesia refracta and Freesia alba X F. leichtlinii are declared weeds in the Surf Coast Shire because they spread easily and threaten to invade bushland. Freesias are perennial herbs that die back in summer and produce new foliage in winter. The highly fragrant trumpet-shaped flowers appearing in spring are white to cream and pink with yellow markings, shaded purple on outer surface. Each plant has at least two corms, one below the other, thus requiring deep digging to remove them.

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

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