Wild­flower walks spring re­turn

Stanthorpe Border Post - - NEWS -

AFTER dry con­di­tions can­celled the last wild­flower walk the Stan­thorpe Rare

Wild­flower Con­sor­tium is ex­cited to host the first two walks of spring this Sun­day, 14 Oc­to­ber at

Pass­chen­daele State For­est.

Con­sor­tium spokes­woman Liz Bourne said the re­cent rain should have im­proved things con­sid­er­ably and she ex­pected a good dis­play of lo­cal flora on Sun­day’s walk. “Although much of the for­est is planted to ex­otic pines, there is still some good ar­eas of re­main­ing na­tive bush,” she said.

“We should have a wide va­ri­ety of wild­flow­ers in the for­est so there should be plenty to see. “We will have ex­pert guides along to help peo­ple iden­tify the plants so peo­ple can learn more about the di­ver­sity of flora to be found on the Gran­ite Belt.” Ms Bourne said the group had re­cently pro­duced a colour book­let which de­picts over 250 of the species peo­ple are most likely to come across. This would be for sale along side the re­cently re­leased Flora of the Gran­ite

Belt book at the walk as well as at a stall at Gar­den Fest.

She said any­one in­ter­ested in Gran­ite Belt wild­flow­ers was in­vited come to the walk.

The group will meet in the pic­nic area near the Pass­chen­dale For­est head­quar­ters off Amiens Rd at 9.30am be­fore trav­el­ling into the for­est for two hours.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

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