Leaders. David and Lyn Munro
A walk along the southern perimeter of the Grampians National Park. We started at the Mt Sturgeon carpark and followed the fire-trail along the Grampians NP perimeter. The return was alongside the banks of the Wannon River.
This was a leisurely ramble along the National Park fire-trail south from Mt Sturgeon carpark, through the gate into cleared paddock, then back along the river traversing the slope to rejoin the fire-track back to the carpark.
The area walked by this group was reported on by a group of FNCV naturalists in the 1920s. They concluded that the bush was severely degraded as a result of over-grazing by sheep and goats. It is worth noting that the environment has not yet recovered.
David Munro (Hamilton FNC)
PLANTS (except orchids)
Mistletoe Bird (a real highlight)
New Holland Honey-eater