Thirty-two members (Friends of Eastern Otways and ANGAIR) and eight Parks Vic Rangers came along to the Moggs Creek Picnic Ground on Saturday, December 14 to share another year of successful activities.
Seventeen people came to the site at 10 am and had a chat before setting off for a walk around the creek with a few enjoying morning tea before we left. We were pleased to see a few new faces join us for the walk.
Before setting off, the group attacked an area of flat weed that was growing near the noticeboard and was in full flower. The weeds soon disappeared.
It is always such a delightful walk with plenty of things to see, and this time was no exception. The spring rainfall had certainly kept the grasses, flowers, trees and other plants in good condition and there was plenty to admire as we walked slowly along the track.
We managed to find one Cinnamon Bell orchid growing amongst the ferns alongside the track.
Admiring the Victorian Christmas Bush from the second wooden bridge and yes there was water in the Creek
A male King Parrot flew down and displayed his beautiful colours against the background of green vegetation
Back at the picnic ground and Frank and Lachie had the barbecue under control where the rest of the group had arrived in time for lunch.
People helped themselves to sausages, rissoles and salads and were soon seated in groups around the site enjoying their lunch.
We were really pleased that so many Parks Vic staff were able to enjoy the occasion with us:- Frank, Carlie, Pete, Michael, Michelle, Emma - ( Michael and Emma are missing from the photo.)
We were all just so excited when Katrina and Aaron, Parks Vic Rangers on leave due to the arrival of their first child came along to introduce Etta Pearl, just one week old, to the group.
Aaron proudly shows off the new arrival