It was a perfect, sunny day for this wonderfully varied walk.
The 13 participants enjoyed the mix of easy track walking with a steep but rewarding climb and even a short bush bash.
With fabulous views towards the headwaters of Painkalac Creek, a variety of forest and heathland, birds, fungi and flowers, what more could you want.
View across the heathland towards the headwaters of Painkalac Creek
Tremella fuciformis White jelly
Lunch in the forest
Leader, report writer and photographer: Gretel Lamont
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.