Editors note: This article was originally posted 23/08/2019 on our previous website.
Almost 40 people turned out for a guided tour of local travelling stock reserves (TSRs) on 23 August 2019. Run by expert naturalists including Rainer Rehwinkel and members of Friends of Grasslands, the all-day tour took in Sweeney’s, Duck Flat and Doughboy TSRs.
All three TSRs contain critically endangered ecological communities including snow-gum woodland (“Werriwa Tablelands Cool Temperate Grassy Woodland”) and the more well-known box-gum woodland (“White Box Yellow Box Blakely’s Red Gum Woodland”).
The tour marks the official start of an MCG project to save threatened woodland bird species including the scarlet robin and speckled warbler (project link). The 7-year project will involve weed control, rubbish removal and plantings on a total of six TSRs, well as work with local landholders and schools.
For more photos from the walk, see the Friends of Grasslands newsletter for September/October.