Monthly Archives: November 2017

Strathbogie Forest Celebration Dinner

The natural environment all over the planet needs friends, but let’s not forget our own backyard. It’s time we celebrated the forest on our doorstep and our achievements over the last four years! Join us for a friendly catch-up over a delicious meal, a campaign update and forest displays. There’ll be plenty of laughs (and groans) in the Giant Forest Trivia Quiz and maybe even some prizes!

Bookings essential – Eventbrite.

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This event is part of our 2017 Strathbogie Forest Citizen Science Project.

Still Mt Seldomseen

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Mt Seldomseen … or someone’s folly?

It was fitting that the walk to Mt Seldomseen was perhaps the smallest walking group we’ve ever had – six! So, Mt Seldomseen remains just that.

It was a gorgeous day – blue sky and warm, perfect for a bush walk. Sim led the way and though the track into the bush was seriously degraded by illegal, off-road trailbike riding, that all changed once we left the track and headed towards Mt Seldomseen, in the Toorour Reference Area – an area devoid of roads and tracks, where the only access is on foot. The Toorour Reference Area was created in 1986, one of two reference areas in the Strathbogie Ranges (the other being the Glen Creek Reference Area), for the purpose of “maintain the ecosystem …  for scientific study related to the impact of Man’s activities…” (LCC 1986).

We were headed to one of the reference area’s rocky outcrops, Mt Seldomseen, by first walking through state forest for about 1 km, then up onto a broad, dry ridge dominated by Red Stringybark trees, including some large, handsome specimens and flowering Broad-leaf Peppermints that filled the air with the sweet smell of abundant nectar. Continue reading