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Events listed are usually FoBR events and all visitors are welcome and we may include other events of interest -

Keep an eye on our Facebook page here or on FoBR home page -  for any updates or necessary changes of plans

2019 Activities -     

Sunday 8 September - Plants in the Park

10:15-10:30am Meet at Depot. Choose an activity Group 1 or Group 2

10:30am to 12:30pm

  • Group 1 activity: Colin Cook will lead a team of FOBR members and Ballarat Field Naturalists to scout for a wildflower walk planned for October  
  • Group 2 activity: Work at the Anakie Depot with Deirdre to tend the plants in pots and garden beds (bring clean gloves and gardening tools if you wish).

1:00pm-1:30pm  - Groups come together at Anakie Gorge picnic spot to enjoy lunch (BYO) and afternoon activity

1:30pm-3:30pm  -   Learn more about the Significant Flora Species of the Brisbane Ranges

The Significant Flora Species Natureshare project is a collection of 26 significant plants chosen for this collection if they are: i. endemic to this area; ii. a disjunct population; or iii. locally very rare or unusual. It is hoped that, over time, a better understanding of the distributions of these species can be developed through people's observations. This, in turn, can assist with identifying any threats to these species and the development of appropriate management actions to mitigate these threats.


And on this occasion, we can look for, photograph and upload observations for the Velvet Daisy-bush (Olearia pannosa subspecies cardiophylla


Reminder - are your Membership annual fees up to date?  - just $11 for single and $22 for families!


ANYTIME - spotters wanted!

Parks Victoria's project for pests and weeds is ongoing with mapping and monitoring so if you know of any Sallow Wattle, Gorse, African Weed Orchid, Goats, Deer, Cats in the park, please let us or the Rangers know the location and approximate number. 

Sightings can be recorded and reported in a few ways.

  • Use the Atlas of Living Australia OzAtlas app to record any species.
  • Make a note of the sighting with precise details of location (or a GPS mark) and pass it on the Lauren Cogo, who ismanaging the project (Lauren Cogo Parks Vic Project Officer; 0488 172 461; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

And of course any sightings of the target species we are aiming to protect - Brush-tailed Phascogale,  Swift Parrot, Growling Grass Frog, Diamond Firetail,  Bacchus Marsh Wattle (Acacia rostriformis), Clover Glycine (Glycine labtrobeana),  Silver Daisy Bush (Olearia pannosa subs cardiophylla)