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.