Geelong Field Naturalists Club
The Teesdale Timber Reserve comprises remnant grassy woodland managed by the Ballarat
Environment Network. There is a mixture of Red Gums and other trees, with a variety of flowering
indigenous plants and grasses. The site is rarely visited due to restricted access. We will focus on the
flora of the reserve but we encourage members with an interest in birds and invertebrates to also join
us and record observations.
Meet: 9.30 a.m. at the car park in Teesdale, opposite the general store/café on the Bannockburn-
Shelford Rd. We will travel in convoy to visit the woodland site that is located off the Shelford-
Meredith Rd. Please note that to access the site we will need to walk 1.5 km along a disused
track/road, checking vegetation along the way. Grass levels will be high in this area.
Bring: Lunch, drinks, snacks. Solid footwear is a must and wet weather gear, hat, binoculars,
sunscreen, camera, field guides, notebook and pen may be helpful.
Finish: Finish time is flexible. We will return to the Turtle Bend picnic area, which includes tables and
toilet facilities, in Teesdale for lunch and then visit nearby areas if people are interested.