Meet with Park(e)s

Meeting with Graham Parkes to discuss ideas for FOGG for the year and learn about what is on his agenda . Activity will take place regardless of whether or not it is a Total Fire Ban .

Ptilotus erebescens count

Saturday 12th January 2008. Annual count of Ptilotus erebescens at Cooinda Burrong. 9.30 am start. Contact Stan 5383 6349 or
Meet at Cooinda Burrong Scout Camp. Take the Zumsteins-Horsham Rd to the boundary of the National Park. Turn east onto gravel road. The gate immediately before crossing the Mackenzie River will appear closed but will be unlocked for FOGG members to access the camp. Please lift the boom, drive through and lower the boom after you. Bring a picnic lunch and we’ll have a general meeting. Activity will take place regardless of whether or not it is a Total Fire Ban .

Orchid Lecture

Wednesday 21 November 7.30pm Colin Bower, Principal Consultant Botanist, FloraSearch has kindly agreed to speak to us about “Pollinators of Sexually Deceptive Caladenia Species in SW Victoria”.
Quote from Sylvia “Colin travels extensively all over Victoria and NSW undertaking research into this very interesting field, but his research is rather dependent on the weather. He watches the weather closely and heads to where conditions are likely to be optimal for pollinator attraction. However he hopes to be in the Grampians the week commencing 19th November. I was fortunate enough to hear Colin speak on this topic last year and he is a very entertaining and lively speaker.”

Bookings to Sylvia van der Peet on 5361 4001 or via email asap please.

Field Trip for Fire with DSE/Parks

Date November 13

Trip to Roses Gap and Heatherlie areas to view the results of recent fire activity. Also, there will be a viewing of the planned burns for the Grampians.

Meet at the corner of Roses Gap Rd & Pohlners Track, 10am start. Contact Stan 5383 6349
Hosted by DSE and Parks Victoria.

Barbecue afterwards at the Hoffmans! Be there!

Pimelea pagophila Survey

*Thursday 8th November at 10am*

Threatened Species Group Survey to search for one of our nationally vulnerable plants – the _Pimelea pagophila_.

Meet in the Brambuk carpark.

Bookings essential – RSVP to Sylvia.

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.