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Upcoming Events

Riparian Walk #1 – Strathbogie to Polly McQuinns

The famous SRCMN Riparian Walks are back for another year!

To kick things off, the first walk in this series of five will start at Smiths Bridge (just south of the town of Strathbogie) and finish at the beautiful Polly McQuinns.

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 (7km) and of easy to moderate difficulty, with a few creek crossings and bush bashing involved. Hiking experience isn’t necessary, but an average level of fitness will be required. The walk difficulty may increase drastically if wet weather precedes it, or if it’s hot on the day.

Walkers will meet at Smiths Bridge at 9am. From there, walkers will descend down the Seven Creeks before being ferried back to the starting point.

Please note, as we’ll be traversing some private property on these walks, no dogs or other pets are allowed.

A link to the route is below:
https://www.plotaroute.com/route/703593

Time/Date: 9:00am to 12:00pm, Saturday the 3rd of November 2018

Starting Location: Smiths Bridge, Main St, Strathbogie

Finishing Location: Polly McQuinns, Strathbogie (car shuffle back to Smiths Bridge)

Length: 7km

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

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

Roadside Vegetation Survey Presentation and Bus Trip

In 2018, the Strathbogie Shire undertook a massive survey of roadside vegetation that included information on weeds, conservation value and flora and fauna that could be found on our roadsides.

Tim and Janet are back to present their findings, and take us for a hands on trip around the shire to show attendees some of the most valuable and overlooked microcosms of flora and fauna the Strathbogie Shire has to offer. A walk up the imaginatively named “Big Hill” will also be featured, so sturdy shoes, a hat and a bottle of water are strongly recommended.

To see a map of their findings, you can visit this page of the SRCMN website where you’ll find a link and instructions for viewing the data.

Morning tea and lunch will be provided, and as always, the event is 100% free.

Time/Date: 10:00am to 3:30pm, Sunday the 25th of November 2018

Location: Euroa Arboretum, Euroa

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

Indian Myna Day

Have you noticed these little brown and yellow birds popping up in places where they weren’t before?

The Common or Indian Myna was named “Australia’s most important pest/problem”, yet it has not been declared as an invasive species in Victoria or NSW. Recent sightings of the bird have been reported not just in the flat urban areas of the Strathbogie Shire, but in remote farmland in the hills of Strathbogie. Because of its aggressive nature and tendency to drive away native bird species, the Indian Myna poses a real threat to the Strathbogies native birdlife.

But hope is not lost. Senior Darebin Parklands Ranger Peter Wiltshire believes that even a small amount of community action can have a large effect on Indian Myna populations.

In this three hour event, Peter will be drawing from 33 years of experience to give attendees an insight into Myna’s origin, history, behaviour,  habitats, effects on biodiversity and trapping methods in his entertaining video presentation.

Time/Date: 9:00am to 12:00pm, Sunday the 9th of December 2018

Location: Euroa Arboretum, Euroa

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