The Strathbogie Ranges CMN – Strathbogie Streams – Creek Walk series for 2018 finished on a high note this Saturday with 25 people joining the walk from St Davids Church at Terrip to the Boathole at Ruffy.
Walkers travelled from far afield to explore the little know Emu Ponds Creek, a tributary of the Upper Hughes Creek. Opportunities for nature photography,fungi spotting, wildlife observations,geology lessons and flora indentification were plentiful.
A big thank you to Alistair Tame for organising these popular events. “Walking in nature with friends” is promoted as great way to improve health and wellbeing as well as increasing your knowledge of the local environment.
Also thanks to the Goulburn Broken CMA for supporting this intititive with funding. We will repay them with a swag of beautiful images and drone footage of remote gorges for use in publications plus maps of weed and blackberry infestations for contractors to follow and remove these threats from our almost pristine waterways.
Thanks also to Justus, Paul and Bert for “ground truthing” the walks before each event. To the folks who helped with car shuffles and the knowledgable people who freely shared their expertise with other walkers. To the landholders who allowed us access to the properties.
These creek walks has been so successful that SRCMN hope to return with a new series in 2019.
If you have ideas for the next six walks down sections of Strathbogie Streams please contact via strathbogierangescmn.org.au