From The Editor

December 2016

Welcome to our summer newsletter.  Please note that our first activity for the year is on Sunday 5th February 4.30 pm in the Mural room Brambuk, where we will again start the year by hearing from a student doing research in the park, followed by the opportunity to have a meal together. ( You will remember that FOGGs donated some money to the Museum some time ago to help with student research projects). This year we have a presentation from Samantha Barron who has just started her PhD after completing her honours on Sallow Wattle. The sallow wattle explosion is a real threat to the Park and so research on it is very important.

Then in March we are having our annual cleanup activity followed by a BBQ lunch. Last year we worked on the Balconies track, the year before on the Ian McCann reserve near Stawell.  More details of the specific area we will be cleaning up and meeting spot will be sent to people closer to the date.

Last year was the wettest in the Grampians since 1964 and the Park has benefited greatly, except that the weeds have enjoyed it too. There are magnificent displays of flowers in all the higher areas this month still, do try to get out to look at them.