JUNE OUTING ~ SACHS CREEK RESERVE, OAK VALLEY ~ SUNDAY 25th JUNE.
The outing will be on this coming Sunday, 25th June, and we will visit the Oak Valley Nature Reserve beside Sachs Creek, a waterway that flows south from the Mt Stuart hills into Ross River Dam. The reserve contains open eucalypt woodland and denser, riparian vegetation along the creek itself.
Meeting time and place: At 8:45 am, at the carpark between the Stuart Hotel and the BP service station on Stuart Drive. This carpark is about 2.2 km past the major intersection of Stuart Drive and University Road (Bruce Hwy). People wishing to ‘carpool’ can do so here – others can proceed to the Oak Valley turnoff about 9.2 km further south. After crossing the railway line on the turnoff, turn right into Valley Drive, left into Greta Rd and then right into Thunderbolt Drive, which leads to the reserve about 1.5km distant. The last 0.5 km of Thunderbolt Dve is gravel and prone to a few potholes.
Transport: People will provide their own transport to the meeting place, but please email us if you need a lift.
What to bring: Good shoes for walking on a rough dirt track (walking poles could be useful for some of us), morning tea, *WATER*, gear for birdwatching and photography, HAT, sunscreen, insect repellent and whatever else you think appropriate. There are no public toilets at Oaks Creek Reserve.