For the last Strathbogie Ranges Conservation event of the year, the BOM once again obliged our request for perfect walking weather. A small but enthusiastic and highly knowledgeable group met at the base of the Big Hill Nature Conservation Reserve, keen to document this admittedly not as lost as it could be lost reserve.
Walkers set off up the short but steep enough northern face of the reserve, quickly finding things to document. A pair of nesting peregrine falcons expressed their disapproval of having their rocky territory disturbed by walkers, with their screeching making up the soundtrack of the spectacular views from the eastern rock shelf. After a break a the southern edge of the reserve, the party looped around the western slope of the hill. The western side’s huge granite boulders were reminiscent of the ones on nearby Mt Tenneriffe.
The photos taken by walkers will be uploaded to iNaturalist as part of Strathbogie Conservation’s Lost Reserves of the Strathbogie Ranges project. Thanks to those who came, and sorry to the falcons who we upset.