Monday, 22 June 2015

Working Bee in Barrm Birrm

Sunday 5th July 10-12, meet on the verge at "Riddells Creek Winery" 292 Gap Road.

We're out to kill the sweet pitostrum that has spread into the lower slopes of Barrm Birrm. Birds drop seed, new tree grows up, more seeds. Break the cycle. Bring gloves, pruning shears and pruning saws for the bigger trees. I'll have Roundup.  Ross Colliver

The Big Walk

Sunday 14th June was RCL's trial of the Big Walk from the Snowgums to Volcanic Plains, that is, from the top of Mt Macedon down to Govans Lane.

In 6 hours, with time for morning tea and lunch, our intrepid walkers made the journey, travelling under the power of their own legs from the colder, wetter top of the Camels Hump, with its stand of snowgums, all the way to the drier mix woodlands/grasslands on the plains below.

Here are the walkers arriving at one of their stops, and then a view looking back from the plains to Mt Macedon, traversed in a day.

Put a note in your diary - 25th October for the next Big Walk - Snow Gums to Volcanic Plains.