G4W Activities

Upcoming activities:

19 November 2022: High Camp Floral Reserve Guided Walk

Meet: High Camp F.R. car park (off Crawfords Road). View on Google Maps.
Time & Duration: Meet 10 am, walk is 2–3 h, followed by tea.
• Wet weather gear
• Sunscreen & insect repellent
• Food & water
• Non-slip walking shoes

Please RSVP using this Google Form, or email (g4w@apsmitchell.org.au) or call (0403 983 330) Gerry. The event will be cancelled if bad weather prevails.

21 November 2022 Monday: APS Talk (Topic to be advised)

Speaker: Chris Cobern, Upper Merri Landcare Facilitator
Venue: John Taylor Room, Kilmore Library, Sydney Street, Kilmore
Time: 7.30 pm
Entry: $2 gold coin

Start snapping

We are having a late start to spring with Early Nancies and Common Heath still flowering in some places, thanks to the rain (or some will say, no thanks!)
Start taking photos of the flora and fauna in your backyard or floral reserve, and there may be a surprise event this summer.

Be a G4W champion!

I am seeking champions for G4W Mitchell who want to do something for the natural heritage in Mitchell Shire. Do consider volunteering in one of these upcoming programs, or better still, across programs:
• Citizen science: survey flora and fauna on public land with significant biodiversity to inform conservation
• Garden guiding: help landowners increase habitat and resources for wildlife
• Public engagement: promote G4W on social media
Have a think about what you can do for the environment (I am open to ideas!)
G4W Champion application opens in the next G4W newsletter (Nov/Dec)
For more information contact Gerry
G4W Coordinator, Mitchell g4w@apsmitchell.org.au

Stay safe and happy gardening!

Past activities:

30 October 2022 Sunday: Mt Disappointment Guided Walk & Open Garden Visit

We have two events: a walk around Mt Disappointment in the morning, and am open garden visit in the afternoon in Heathcote Junction. You can attend either one (or both!)

Morning walk on Mt Disappointment – Explore Wandong Regional Park at the back of Heathcote Junction. The walk is a little over 5 km of track; however, there is a steep downhill section that makes this walk of moderate difficulty. We will expect to see lots of indigenous pea plants and other local flora and fauna.
Meet: South Mountain Road. There is an off-road parking area just past Dry Creek Road: View on Google Maps.
Accessible to 2WD if you come from the south via Epping–Kilmore Road (South Mountain Road turnoff) or via North Mountain Road from Heathcote Junction. Some tracks are only 4WD.
Time & Duration: Meet 9.30 am, walk is 3 h.
• Wet weather gear
• Sunscreen & insect repellent
• Food & water
• Non-slip walking shoes
• Hiking poles (if you have them)

Afternoon open garden visit to Dawn McCormack’s garden (Heathcote Junction.) – Dawn’s garden is a work in progress, one that she is painstakingly replacing exotic plants with native vegetation.
Following the Mt Disappointment walk, we will drive to Dawn’s place (10 minutes away) for lunch. Enjoy your lunch (self-catered) in her garden; the visit begins at 2 pm, and ends with tea (catered).
Time & Duration: 1 pm (lunch), 2 pm (garden tour).

Gardens for Wildlife Reserve visit

Garden Visit to Wattle Gum Forest Farm

  • SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 18th, 2022.  2:00pm     2320 Seymour Pyalong Road, Pyalong Vic 3521.
  • Afternoon Tea provided.   
  • Sturdy, enclosed, footwear and clothing to suit the weather conditions of the day recommended. 
  • RSVP requested by 17.09.22 for catering purposes. RSVP to Gerry: Email:  g4w@apsmitchell.org.au

Spring at Colin Officer Flora Reserve

Bushland Birds

  • Sunday October 7, 10am at Seymour Bushland Park
  • Join Chris Tzaros with Seymour Bushland Park committee and Mitchell Shire Council to learn about the local birds
  • For more information:  http://www.beam.org.au/events/bushland-birds/

Night walk along the Goulburn

Birding Afternoon with Chris Tzaros

  • Saturday August 11, 1.45-4pm at Euroa Flour Mill
  • Guest Speaker:  Chris Tzaros, Birds Bush and Beyond
  • Cost:  $10 – $5 for G4W members
  • Birding Afternoon flier

G4W Launch