We started on the cliff tops at Sandy Gully Beach and walked to the secluded cove of Sunnymeade Beach.
We then ascended to the cliff tops of Sunnymeade towards Urquhart Beach enjoying spectacular views of the ocean and wildflowers.
Climbing the cliff top at Sunnymeade
Enjoying morning tea looking to Urquhart Beach
Crossing the Great Ocean Road at Urquhart we continued north through dense bushland to Gilbert Street and Ted’s Track. We returned to Aireys Inlet admiring the Nodding Greenhoods.
Walking through flowering Myrtle Wattle
A most enjoyable day with great company.
Freesia refracta and Freesia alba X F. leichtlinii are declared weeds in the Surf Coast Shire because they spread easily and threaten to invade bushland. Freesias are perennial herbs that die back in summer and produce new foliage in winter. The highly fragrant trumpet-shaped flowers appearing in spring are white to cream and pink with yellow markings, shaded purple on outer surface. Each plant has at least two corms, one below the other, thus requiring deep digging to remove them.
More details about how to control this weed can be found in the archive of Weeds of the Month.
There are a number of wonderful local Friends Groups that provide ANGAIR members and the community with opportunities for involvement.