About thirty people turned up for the walk in the northern end of Canadian Forest today. We enjoyed a stroll through the bush looking at various sites related to the Cremorne Rifle Range and then onto the site with the tree ferns. There were a few fungi to see but not many flowers. We finished the walk which was led by the Friends of the Canadian Corridor, with a cup of tea and some fruit cake. We noticed the colourful heath on the way out of the park.
Canadian Forest plant list compiled by members of Field Naturalists Club of Ballarat.
247 species. December 2014. * Introduced species
Last spring, while setting up photo-point monitoring sites in Canadian Forest, I noticed an unusual pea, without flowers, in a patch of remnant bush. It looked like a flat-pea but not Common Flat-pea Platylobium obtusangulum – the leaves were smaller and rounded. Research showed it was similar to Victorian Flat-pea Platylobium alternifera found in the Grampians. Continue reading