Who Are the Geelong Field Naturalists?

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

Club Excursion: Bellbrae
Sunday 18 June 2023, 09:15am - 12:15pm
This repeat is an exception to the normal repeat pattern
Contact Barry Lingham This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0417 115 109

After many years of effort and struggle, the proposed urban development of Spring Creek has been stopped and local conservation groups are now planning to revegetate sections and create biolinks between areas of remnant vegetation.

We will start the day at Bellbrae Reserve, investigating the flora, birds and wildlife of this small but floristically diverse patch of heathy woodland. This section of the excursion is easy walking on flat tracks. The Reserve will be a key link in plans for a walking trail along the ridgeline of the Spring Creek Valley.

After morning tea, we will travel to the Ashmore Arts facility (Ashmore Rd), and then walk to explore along the creek and the lower sections of the valley. We will be walking about 1.5 km along hilly tracks that require a moderate degree of fitness.

Meet:   9.15 a.m. to register at Bellbrae Reserve for a 9.30 a.m. start. Travel to Bellbrae via Anglesea Road and turn into School Road past the Uniting Church. Continue past a recreation oval and take a gravel road into the Reserve carpark.

Morning tea will be at the Reserve. Toilets are available.

We then travel via Anglesea Rd, Grossmans Rd and Ashmore Road to the Ashmore Arts facility.

Finish: Around 12.15 p.m. at Ashmore Arts. Some participants may wish to have a picnic lunch together at Surf Beach Drive Torquay to check the Spring Creek estuary zone.

Bring:  Morning tea/snacks/drinks; optional picnic lunch. Wet weather gear, solid footwear, hat, backpack, binoculars, sunscreen, camera, field guides will all be useful.

Location Bellbrae