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

General Excursion: Brisbane Ranges
Sunday 25 September 2022, 09:15am - 03:00pm
This repeat is an exception to the normal repeat pattern
Contact Barry Lingham 0417 115 109

The date has been chosen to coincide with a visit to the area by some participants from an international Global Botanic Gardens Congress (GBGC) being held in Melbourne

The flora of the Brisbane Ranges is at its spectacular best in spring, so it is a great time to visit. The morning activities will involve investigation of the flowering plants and bird life along the Butchers Road zone.

After lunch at the Bert Boardman Reserve, we will check the locations of flowers nearby. This will allow us to help the Friends of BRNP and Parks Victoria rangers to showcase the flora when a bus brings two Royal Botanic Gardens guides and up to 20 GBGC participants at 2.30 p.m. They will depart around 4.15 p.m.

Meet: 9.15 a.m. for departure at 9:30 a.m. at the Steiglitz Cemetery. We will convoy along Butchers Rd and stop at several sites before traveling to the Bert Boardman Reserve for lunch (toilets at the reserve). At 1.00 p.m. we will walk and investigate the flowers along the route to be followed when the GBGC participants arrive. Some GFNC participants may wish to leave at this time but everyone is invited to accompany the visitors if they wish.

Bring: Morning tea, lunch, drinks, snacks. Wet weather gear, hat, binoculars, sunscreen, insect repellent, camera, field guides.

Location Brisbane Ranges National Park