Bordertown Naturalists exploration

The Bordertown Field Naturalists have been up to some very exciting things and have three very interesting and successful explorations to share with the community.

The first trip that took place was to Pinnaroo where all members who attended found the museum very interesting.

The members were surprised at how much history the Pinnaroo people had preserved there –  especially the old printing presses!

Bordertown Field Naturalist’s next trip was to check out the Harding Springs conservation reserve on the Ngarkat Highway where our tree plantings have been very successful, and across the Shaugh Track to the Border Track.

Here, the group worked on one of the original gates in the Border Fence between Victoria and South Australia.

This gate had been built in the border fence in 1888 and had fallen over in the scrub after fires went through and burnt the posts.

The gate and much of the fencing wire is still in very good condition and the Field Naturalist members are still working on its restoration. 

On Sunday October 7, members took a much anticipated trip to see the wildflowers in the western area of the Little Desert.

Flowers were spread far and wide – everywhere! It was an amazing sight to see.

The Grandfather Yakka could easily be 1000 years old and is still flowering.

Many of the others are hundreds of years old!

After leaving the Little Desert, the group visited some huge, very old gum trees and a canoe tree.

These trees are also hundreds of years old and still growing and well worth preserving.

The group wishes they could share all the photos they took with members of the community wanting to take a look.

The Bordertown Field Naturalists group remind the public of their informative and interesting public group Facebook page.

All interested members of the community are encouraged to follow and join the Bordertown Field Naturalists group if they wish.

To join the Bordertown Field Naturalists, contact the group on their Facebook page.