Terricks Weekend will be terr—ific!
A group of people inspect wildflowers along Marlow Track.
THE FRIENDS of the Terrick Terrick National Park is holding the 13th annual Terricks Weekend, starting on Friday.
All activities are based on, or depart from, Bernie’s Shed — Davies homestead site, Mitiamo-Kow Swamp Road, Terrick Terrick, in a grassland section of the national park.
There will be free mini-coach tours to parts of the park from 3pm Friday, 7.15am Saturday, 10am Saturday, 2.15pm Saturday and 9.15am Sunday.
On Friday evening there will be a talk about the captive breeding program at Werribee Zoo and a presentation about owls. These bird talks will be followed by an early morning bird walk at 7.15am on Saturday. Speakers on Saturday night include Tim Schwinghammer of Parks Victoria, Boort naturalist and botanist Paul Haw and Dr David Baker-Gabb, one of Australia's foremost plains-wanderer experts. He will talk about the critically endangered plains-wanderer, which he calls ‘‘Australia’s most-important bird’’.
For those who wish to assist the park’s rangers with hands-on work, there will be a working bee on the Saturday afternoon to help rid the park of wheel cactus.
There will be a native plant display and poster display in Bernie’s Shed all weekend. A botanist will be in attendance and will lead grassland and plant walks.
The event, which is free, starts at 2.30pm on Friday and concludes at midday on Sunday.
Free camping sites will be available at the venue.
Attendees need to provide their own food and water. Those staying overnight will need to bring their own tent, swag or caravan.