The lack of rain has brought havoc to the wildflowers of the Reef Hills. The display was well below normal, but ten eager walkers discovered a surprising number of different species, and it proved to be a good day out. I have been watching many promising plants shrivel without flowering, and those that have flowered are undersized. After morning tea at the picnic area we did a car shuffle and followed an old track from the Gun Club which took us back to the picnic area for lunch.
I know that park management is trying to limit the activities of four wheel drives, with good reason during wet weather, but they do preserve a lot of the old mining tracks for walkers and horse riders.
On November 4th we hope to visit Pangarang Lookout in the Warby Ranges. It is not a very long walk, but has a climb to the lookout. It gives great views to the farming land to the west of the range. The lookout is named after the previously resident Koori people. If the weather is too hot, I have an alternative track in mind, also in the Warbys. We will leave the Centre car park at 10am. Ring Vaughan 5762 1980.