On a near perfect early spring day, 10 walkers set out on Wednesday 5 September from leader David McVicar’s property to walk along Kennedy Lane & Webster Rd, Lurg.
Several varieties of wattle & hardenbergea were in bloom along the roadside plus homes & farm animals emerging from bushland settings. In the Reserve we also found varieties of grevillea & heaths. Pauline noticed the Grevillia lanigere (red flower) about to burst into bloom whilst Marion’s eager eye searched the ground, firstly discovering leaves then Nodding green hoods struggling in the dry, rocky soil. The bushland would welcome substantial rain!
Lunch was enjoyed on David’s patio with the group attempting to identify bird calls & birds in the trees & grevillea bushes. Back along the undulating roadside bush track with pauses to identify the flora. The return was through the property with landscape planting’s of native trees and olive groves. Seats were strategically placed tempting us to linger and admire the scenic views of the foothills & the Strathbogie Ranges.
Our thanks to leader, David & his friendly dog, Max, who accompanied us, plus convenor, Vaughan for an easy but most interesting 7.4 km walk around nearby Lurg.
We will visit the Reef Hills on October 3, walking Indians road and Johnstons road before visiting the Picnic area for lunch and a wildflower check. We will leave the Senior Citizens Car park at 10.00 am. Ring 5762 1980 to ensure you are not left behind.