Ter­ricks Week­end will be terr—ific!

A group of peo­ple in­spect wild­flow­ers along Mar­low Track.

Campaspe News - - NEWS - By KIM­BER­LEY PRICE

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.

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