Wildflower walks spring return
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.
BLOOM: Leionema rotundifolium grow here.