Despite the rain of the previous day and the forecast for more impending rain, fourteen members joined in the walk that took us through varied habitats in the Moggs Creek/Fairhaven area – coastal, coastal heathland, forest and woodland.
Was the saying ‘Rainbow in the morning sailors take warning’ going to prove true?
The first obstacle crossing the swollen Moggs Creek – there were various ways of achieving it
Walking through the wind-pruned coastal heathland. The Dusty Miller and Correas blended well together
A steep up-hill climb led to the Ocean Look-out where we had morning tea admiring the coastal view
Walking through the Ironbark forest to the Moggs Creek Picnic Ground
Alyson and Joe admire the Narrow-leaf Wattle Acacia mucronata that was just coming into flower
Colonies of Nodding Greenhoods Pterostylis nutans covered many areas of the Picnic Ground
Maggi got down to have a close look
An easier way to cross the Moggs Creek
We then made our way up to the Moggs Creek/Fairhaven Ridge, down the other side along a very eroded track through the woodland vegetation, and then along Yarringa Road to reach the parked cars.
The ‘Rainbow Warning’ then proved true. After great weather all day, the skies opened and the rain came down.
Sat 9:30am - 1:30pm
Get to Know our Tracks
Sun 9:30am - 11:00am
Friends of Allen Noble Sanctuary
Mon 9:30am - 11:00am
Tue 10:00am - 11:30am
St Bernard’s College, students’ working bee
Fri 7:30am - 9:30am
Social evening: Our water future – protecting the Barwon