Geelong Field Naturalists Club

The GFNC is a club for anyone interested in wildlife, plants, or conservation in the Geelong region.
The club holds monthly meetings (via a mix of Zoom and face to face) and excursions.
Most meetings have presentations from specialists in aspects of natural history and conservation.

Info on how to join is here

Events Calendar

Bird Group Excursion: Yellow Gums Reserve, Blue Waters
Thursday 25 August 2022, 09:00am - 12:30pm
This repeat is an exception to the normal repeat pattern
Contact Barry Lingham 0417 115 109

The Yellow Gum Nature Reserve is a relatively new addition to the City of Greater Geelong reserves. It contains many mature Bellarine Yellow Gum trees and is a good location to see blossom feeding birds such as Swift Parrots or lorikeet species.
Following our visit to the Reserve, we will move on to the Lingham residence for morning tea before taking a leisurely stroll around Blue Waters Lake. This urban freshwater lake is home to many waterfowl species and is also used as a roosting site for many species that feed at the nearby Barwon Estuary. The lake circuit is approx. one km of flat easy walking.

Meet: 8.45 a.m. for a 9.00 a.m. start at Yellow Gum Nature Reserve, Ocean Grove. The entrance is approximately opposite number 22 Yellow Gum Drive.
Bring: Morning tea, drinks, snacks. Wet weather gear, solid footwear, hat, binoculars, sunscreen (as needed), camera, field guides.

Location Ocean Grove