In August 2022, FoGCV was invited to attend a guided walk along Gardiners Creek organised by the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) Deakin Community with guide Neville Walsh. Neville Walsh is a recently retired senior botanist from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. About 35 people attended. It was pleasing that the extensive achievements of FoGCV over the last 30 years was chosen to be showcased, in this manner.
The route selected was basically the same as the route for the site tour I ran for the City of Boroondara “City Nature Challenge” in May 2022 (but in reverse) and stretched from Nettleton Park, in the north, through Glenburn Bend Park and Muswell Bend Park to the viewing platform at the Glen Iris Wetlands.
The remnant Eucalyptus melliodora and mature Eucalyptus camaldulensis were highlights and 5 of our 8 local acacia species were flowering profusely – Acacia dealbata, Acacia acinacea, Acacia paradoxa, Acacia melanoxylon & Acacia pycnantha.
by Trevor Phillips