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2011 Spring Program of Guided Walks

Join us and hear, see and explore what's happening on The Pinnacle Nature Reserve

All welcome

For all walks wear suitable clothing for the expected weather, and comfortable and appropriate footwear. Bring a backpack with water and snacks, camera, and binoculars.

 

Saturday 17th September 9am
Wildflowers and Grasses: Third Saturday walk with Rosemary Blemings
 

Focussing on emerging wildflowers and grasses found at the reserve. Meet at the Dungowan St entrance, Hawker. 1.5-2hrs easy walk.

Contact Rosemary (tel: 6258 4724) or Heather for more information.

 

Sunday 9th October 9am to noon
Community Planting Day 

Your chance to take part in the first major planting at the Pinnacle Nature Reserve since 1993! With the generous sponsorship of Spicers Paper, we'll be planting more than 200 trees, shrubs and groundcover species. As well as complementing the extensive plantings of the 1980s and 1990s, this event will introduce some long-needed plant diversity.

The experience gained will feed into future planting events, so come along and help us take our first step in making the Pinnacle a richer and more diverse environment for native flora and fauna.

We will be working on the eastern edge of the stringybark forest, the reserve's most pristine and beautiful woodland, and has glorious views to the Brindabellas.

We'll be providing a delicious morning tea as well as lunch for the hardy souls who stick it out to the end.

Meet at the Dungowan St entrance in Hawker at 8.30-9.00
Bring gardening gloves, trowel, bucket (for watering), hat, sturdy footwear, suitable clothing, water (for yourself, not the plants).

For organising purposes, could you please register your intention to attend by contacting John Brannan on 6258 6038 or john.fotpin@gmail.com

For further information contact John.

 

Saturday 15th October 9am
Wildflowers and Grasses: Third Saturday walk with Rosemary Blemings
 

Focussing on emerging wildflowers and grasses found at the reserve. Meet at the Dungowan St entrance, Hawker. 1.5-2hrs easy walk.

Contact Rosemary (tel: 6258 4724) or Heather for more information.

 

Sunday 23 October  8-30 - 11am
Guided Bird Walk: an introduction to birds and their nests at the Pinnacle Nature Reserve
with John Brannan

 

Last year was a bumper breeding year for the birds at the Pinnacle. Will 2011 be as good? Over a hundred bird species have been recorded on the reserve (see birds of The Pinnacle), and over 40 species are known to nest there.

Come for a gentle meander through the beautiful woodlands and open spaces of the Pinnacle Nature Reserve and see how many species we can spot in a morning.

Meet at the Dungowan St entrance, Hawker. Bring binoculars if you have them.

 

Saturday 5th November 10am (duration approx 5 hours return)
The Great Walk: life on the river

Pax will lead you past native grass restoration experiments, woolsheds and barns from recent land use, and through reserved woodland habitat in Kama Nature Reserve to the Molonglo River, exploring broader landscape connectivity (see map). We will meet Adrian Brown, Ngunnawal Park Ranger, who will speak about Ngunnawal life beside the river and some technologies used by his ancestors.

Meet at the Dungowan St entrance in Hawker. We will be walking from 10am- 3pm (approximately), and will be eating lunch at the river.

Bring all your own food and drink and carry out your garbage. Please come prepared to climb fences and traverse various terrains. Come appropriately dressed for the weather, bring cameras, water, food etc.

For further information contact .

 

Sunday 20th November 4pm
Imaging Connection: The Pinnacle and Kama Nature Corridor
with Andrew Trousdell


Photographer Andrew Trousdell will lead you in a 2 hour workshop to explore connection between The Pinnacle Nature Reserve and Kama Nature Reserve through imagery. The outcomes of your efforts will appear on the fotpin website. Perhaps you might see your images on the launch page of our site?

Suitable for all levels of expertise and cameras.

Meet at the carpark on Springvale Drive near de Salis St in Weetangera. Bring whatever photo equipment you have, food and drinks, sunblock etc. contact Heather to register your interest by Sunday 13 November on 6254 5979 or

Please contact Heather to register your interest by Sunday 13 November on 6254 5979

Download the Spring Walks Brochure [ pdf 292 kB]

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