It was a perfect, sunny day for this wonderfully varied walk.

The 13 participants enjoyed the mix of easy track walking with a steep but rewarding climb and even a short bush bash.

With fabulous views towards the headwaters of Painkalac Creek, a variety of forest and heathland, birds, fungi and flowers, what more could you want.

viewView across the heathland towards the headwaters of Painkalac Creek

fungusTremella fuciformis White jelly

lunchLunch in the forest

Leader, report writer and photographer: Gretel Lamont

Events Calendar

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Mon 11:00am - 1:00pm

Oct
8

Mon 11:00am - 1:00pm

Oct
9

Tue 9:30am - 11:00am

Oct
12

Fri 9:00am - 9:30am

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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