On Sunday about 20 of us went for a walk through Bald Hill Bushland Reserve, which is a prominent peak on the eastern rim of the Strathbogie Tableland and to the east of Strathbogie township. The weather was cool and overcast, but we were spared an icy wind and rain.

Though the last month has been relatively dry, the bush was damp from some recent rain. There were very few birds about, but plenty of plants, views and scrambling kept us all busy. Bald Hill is part of one of the high ridges that separates the catchment of the Sevens Creek, from the neighbouring catchment of the Brankeet Creek, that flows into Eildon, near Ancona. Rain that falls on the east side of the Bald Hill ridge mostly flows into Bridge Ck then into Eildon, whereas rain that falls on the west side flows into Bald Hill Ck, then the Sevens. Two very different routes into the Goulburn River.

Green shading represents native tree cover. Click to enlarge.

The Reserve is public land zoned for conservation but is pretty much surrounded by private property. If you intend visiting, make sure you go on foot and get permission from adjacent landholders before crossing private property.

This Reserve (and the adjacent native forest) is a special place that deserves our care and attention. It contains some high quality habitat and a range of plants and animals that have disappeared from much of the Strathbogie Tableland.

You can explore the rocky peak of Bald Bill from the air HERE.

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