Tour of brush-tail rock wallaby sites

Saturday November 3 Tour of brush – tail rock wallaby sites, starting at Brambuk Information Centre, 10.30am.

It will depart from Halls Gap to travel to Victoria Range and then head to the enclosure at Dunkeld and get back to Halls Gap by around 4pm. It should be a great trip and worth the effort for anyone keen on the animal. They are active mostly at dusk and dawn (crepuscular) so we are unlikely to see any of the animals even at the enclosure. You need to book because it will be a four wheel drive activity. Bring your own lunch, water, sunscreen etc. If you have a suitable 4×4 that you are prepared to bring along and if you are prepared to take others please let us know. Bookings to Sylvia van der Peet on 5361 4001 or via email by Wed 31 Oct please so that we can ensure we have adequate transport.

Briggs Bluff

Trip to Briggs Bluff on the 20th of September 2007 to search for small-leaf wax flower (Philotheca difformis subsp difformis).

10am – Annual General Meeting

AGM(Annual General Meeting) and Red Gum walk inspection (BYO lunch).

We have applied for a community grant to help us restore the walk. By September we should know if we have been successful, and we can start making some plans. It is also time for our AGM.

Please try to come along. Maybe we might attract some new members to our committee!

Threatened Species Group – Small-leaf Wax-flower

TSG excursion to search for _Philotheca difformis subsp difformis_ Small-leaf Wax-flower. Meet either at Brambuk at 9:30am or the Beehive Falls car park at 10am. Please RSVP to Sylvia on 5361 4001 by Monday 17th September if you plan to attend.
We will be searching in the Bee Hive Falls to Briggs Bluff area, and it is quite a rough steep climb up from Bee Hive Falls so sturdy footwear please.

Brush tailed rock wallaby community action group

Meeting to discuss the community action group at 2 pm on Saturday 8th September at the Mural Room at the Parks Victoria offices at Halls Gap. Please contact Tony Corrigan on 5361 4021 if you are interested in attending.

For further information see this article

10am – Fungi and Orchid Frolic

An exploration on private property on the western side of the Park. We will probably be missing the wonderful expert knowledge of Dave Munro, but we may be lucky and he and Lyn can come after all. They have moved some distance away, so we wish them all the best in their new home, and hope that health permits them to join us from time to time.

Contact Ewen Johnson Lot 4 Samuels Rd Wartook. Ph 5383 6294 if you plan to attend (soup for lunch will be provided).

4pm – Weed Spotter Training

Community Weed Spotter Training in the Mural room at Brambuk . (Not a FOGGS activity, but one we feel is most important). Weed Spotters assist the Victorian Government through the Weed Alert program by keeping an eye open for and reporting new and emerging Weed Alert species. The Department of Primary Industries is holding an introductory information session at Halls Gap.

The session will provide information on:
* the role and importance of Weed Spotters
* what weeds to look for
* basic weed identification
* how to report suspected new weed infestations.

To register for this session please contact Chris Malins at DPI on 5362 0787.