Twenty-six Batemans Bay Bushwalkers and visitors walked 7 kilometres of tracks through native bushland at the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens recently.
The gardens have a variety of walk tracks, which bushwalkers strung together to make a circuit from the Visitors Centre, past the bird hide & sensory garden, beside Rees Creek, around the lakes, over Deep Creek, and through Frog Hollow to the viewing platform overlooking Deep Creek dam.
All tracks led back to the garden’s cafe and freshly made scones with lashing of jam & cream were enjoyed whilst sitting in the sun watching the antics of blue wrens & swamp hens, in the company of old and new friends.
Earlier last month Bay Bushwalkers had a walk to Reedy Creek. The day started well, with the sparkling Tuross River and rolling hills along Eurobodalla Road, providing some of the best scenic driving in the area.
Initially the walk took us through knee-high undergrowth with just occasional glimpses of where a track once existed but we soon arrived at Reedy Creek, an attractive stream with sand-bars and crystal clear water.
Near here, we marvelled at some impressive stands of trees, which included the Blue Box. This eucalypt is unique to the South Coast and not often seen on our walks. It is characterised by small, almost circular leaves. Other trees included Stringybarks, Woolybutts and River Peppermints. Our route took us up and down rocky spurs to the Tuross River Road thence through thick casuarina scrub and back to Reedy Creek.
For more information go to www.baybushwalkers.org.au.
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