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Upcoming Events

Riparian Walk #4 – Hughes Creek Gorge

The fourth walk in this series of six walks will start on Hughes Creek Road and finish at the same location.

The aim of these walks is to become better acquainted with our local waterways, and record some of their standout features along the way.

Walkers will enter and exit the gorge along the same path, so if it is found to be too difficult, you can simply turn back the way you came.

The walk will be quite long, but will be time limited to 1.5-2 hours each way, which will yield a total walk distance of 6-8km, depending on the group walking speed. This is a difficult walk, with more information on it’s level of difficulty coming soon.

Walkers will meet on the sweeping corner of Hughes Creek Road at 9am (GPS coordinate -37.017384, 145.305356). From there, walkers can directly access Hughes Creek.

A link to the route is below:
https://www.plotaroute.com/route/590990

Time/Date: 9:00am to 2:00pm, Saturday the 28th of April 2018

Location: Corner of Hughes Creek Road (GPS coordinate -37.017384, 145.305356)

Length: 6-8km

Difficulty: Moderate to Hard

RSVPs are essential, so please click attending or email us at strathbogierangescmn@gmail.com to register your interest.

Riparian Walk #5 – Boatholes Creek Ruffy

The fifth walk in this series of six walks will start at the Hughes Creek bridge on Boatholes Rd and finish at the Mineral Springs.

The aim of these walks is to become better acquainted with our local waterways, and record some of their standout features along the way.

This is a beautiful walk with mostly gentle slopes that meanders down a unique part of the Hughes Creek.

The walk is long (5-6km) and of moderate difficulty, with a few small creek crossings, some rock hopping and a few small but steep inclines and declines. Hiking experience isn’t neccessary, and due to being mostly downhill, an average level of fitness will be required. The walk difficulty may increase drastically if wet weather precedes it.

Walkers will meet at the Hughes Creek bridge on Boatholes Rd at 9am (GPS coordinate -36.992076, 145.500582). From there, walkers will descend down Hughes Creek before being ferried back to the starting point.

A link to the route is below:
https://www.plotaroute.com/route/590345

Time/Date: 9:00am to 2:00pm, Saturday the 19th of May 2018

Starting Location: Hughes Creek bridge on Boatholes Rd, Ruffy (GPS coordinate -36.992076, 145.500582)

Length: 5-6km

Difficulty: Moderate to Hard

RSVPs are essential, so please click attending or email us at strathbogierangescmn@gmail.com to register your interest.

Fungi Festival – Intro Talk – Wild Desires and Treacherous Gratifications

An all ages introductory talk about the Fungi of the Strathbogies with the highly entertaining Fungi expert Alison Pouliot. Families welcome. Meet beforehand at 5.30pm for free pizza at the Strathbogie recreation ground (Spring Creek Road, Strathbogie) and a children’s twilight art and soundscape walk between the recreation ground and the hall.

Where: Strathbogie Rec Reserve for free pizza beforehand or Strathbogie Hall for the main event

When: 5:30pm for free pizza at the Rec Reserve or 7:00pm at the Hall, Friday the 25th of May, 2018

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Fungi Festival – The Puff Ball

 

Back by popular demand the Puff Ball is an opportunity to dance, talk, and eat wonderful locally prepared food. Ticket price is for dance only but for an extra $5 you can also enjoy a light meal at the venue. Please send a text to 0458 375 913 if you would like to book a meal. Meet for dinner and a slide presentation by the Strathbogie Forest group from 6pm in the supper room of the hall before the music starts. The band Couch Grass will once again talk us expertly through the dances. Table bookings for groups of up to 8 people are also possible.

Where: Violet Town Memorial Hall

When: 6pm, Saturday the 2nd of June, 2018

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Fungi Festival – Fungimap – Fungi of the Goulburn Broken with Dr Sapphire McMullan-Fisher

Join Dr Sapphire McMullan-Fisher from Fungimap for an overview of fungi occurring in the Goulburn-Broken CMA which includes the wonderful Strathbogie Ranges. Fungi are important for the health of our bushlands providing vital ecosystem services not carried out by plants or animals. Fungi mediate the interactions between species and facilitate important ecosystem functions.

Where: Euroa Third Age Club, Kirkland Ave, Euroa

When: 7:00pm , Friday the 8th of June, 2018

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Fungi Festival – Fungimap – How to use a fungi app with Dr Sapphire McMullan-Fisher

Join Dr Sapphire McMullan-Fisher from Fungimap and learn about the importance of recognizing and monitoring local fungi. We will meet at the Euroa Arboretum. Depending on the diversity of fungi at this site we may also visit nearby local bushland. Learn how to use a fungi app to record over time both local familiar fungi and ‘lost fungi’. Light refreshments will be provided.

Where: Euroa Arboretum

When: 11am – 2pm, Saturday the 9th of  June, 2018

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Fungi Festival – Workshop – Yellow Brain and Jelly Tooth – Local Fungal Curiosities with Alison Pouliot

An all day workshop with highly sought after Fungi expert Alison Pouliot, who will introduce us to the diversity, ecology and curiosities of the Kingdom Fungi, including fungi specific to the Strathbogie Ranges region and the wider Australian context. Guaranteed to be highly entertaining and informative! The day will conclude with a field trip to a nearby site. Ticket purchase includes a light lunch and morning tea courtesy of nearby Under the Sun cafe and the SRCMN. Queries may be directed to the SRCMN Facebook Page or email.

Where: Strathbogie Hall

When: 10am – 4pm, Saturday the 26th of May, 2018

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