A visitor from as far afield as Nottingham joined with members from Forrest, Melbourne, Barwon Heads, Torquay, Anglesea, Aireys Inlet and Moggs Creek for our December Nature Ramble that took us around the Moggs Creek circuit track. There certainly was a great deal of vegetation to admire as many species had responded well to the fuel control burn that was carried out in the area in March this year.

Picturesque vegetation - varying shades of green

It is a very picturesque site with a wide variety of ground ferns and other attractive plant species with the varying shades of green blending together.

Maidenhair fern - a carpet in certain areas

Rasp Fern growing in a rocky section

John admiring the Indian Weed Sigesbeckia orientalis a rare plant in our district

With the clearing of the ground vegetation as a result of the burn there were some fine views of the gully. Of course the fire had also stimulated weed growth, and Roma was very active removing thistles and other environmental weeds as we walked along.

Roma making sure weeds don't spoil this beautiful environment

Philippa and the group checking Orange-anther Wallaby-grass

The Victorian Christmas Bush Prostanthera lasianthos was in full bloom reminding people that Christmas was just a few weeks away.

Victorian Christmas Bush - Christmas is not far away!

Many birds were calling in the area – one wonders if there could be a better habitat anywhere for birds to claim as their own. Mike, our visitor from Nottingham  was keen to spend some time there the next day concentrating on the bird life.

Morning tea in the picnic ground - unfortunately some of the group had left

Margaret MacDonald

 

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