April 28, 2023
10am - 12pm
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One Eye State Forest
One Eye Road/Mia Mia Derrinal Road
Derrinal, VIC 3523
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This is a 5km walk through the bird-filled One Eye State Forest between Heathcote and Derrinal Pool, at the northern point of Lake Eppalock. A local Conservation Management Network has conducted a successful nest box program in the forest, in the absence of tall trees with hollows. The walk is relatively flat, partly along gravel roads and partly along narrow tracks. It is a great area for observing birds and there have been sightings of swift parrots at this time of the year. We'll stop at Hidden Dam for a food and drink break. This is one of the few obvious remnants of the gold mining from 1873 to 1974 on the walk.
The meeting place is along Mia Mia - Derrinal Road off the McIvor Highway. Carpooling is suggested.
Registration: Register now beside this post to get an RSVP Confirmation email with more details. Community members, friends and family are welcome but each person needs to register individually. Ignore the "How many other people are you bringing?" box on the registration form. If you are a new walker with us, for safety and organisation reasons, text Philippe your name and mobile number as part of your registration process.
We look forward to seeing you.