It is exciting to report that the first of the Helmet Orchids in our district is now flowering. The Small Helmet Orchid, Corybas unguiculatus, is tiny and just starting to appear at Moggs Creek in an open treed area.
Landcare is a community-based movement that began in Victoria in 1986, when Joan Kirner, (Minister for Conservation, Forests and Lands), and Heather Mitchell, (president of the Victorian Farmers Federation) joined forces to create Land Care.
Now that the coronavirus restrictions have been slightly eased and we are permitted to walk in the national park, it is exciting to view the orchid world once again.
In February 2020 I was at Distillery Creek Picnic Area and heard Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos in the trees.
There are a number of wonderful local Friends Groups that provide ANGAIR members and the community with opportunities for involvement.