FOG: Visit to Yass Gorge, Sat 10 June

A joint Friends of Grasslands (FOG) and Friends of Yass Gorge (FoYG).
  • When 10 Jun, 2017 from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM (Australia/Sydney / UTC1008)
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FOYG has invited FOG to visit their river gorge almost in the centre of Yass township, where there is good Natural Temperate Grassland. In early winter, we are not likely to see many flowers on this visit, but we can see the gorge itself, and the grassland in its vegetative state.

There are defined paths on both sides of the river through the gorge. One side is such easy walking it’s wheelchair friendly (< 1 km). The other side is more rugged, with a steep climb up to the cul-de-sac at the north end of Meehan St, and on this side we may be able to walk on as far as the wall of Yass River dam, checking out good grassland all the way (1 – < 3 km).

At the end of this visit, Jill McGovern (FOYG) suggests we may all like to have lunch together. Various dining styles are on offer in six differing cafes, and once we have decided what we want as a group FOYG can book us some space; we shall be paying for ourselves.

Since beginning work at Yass Gorge, FOYG has removed large amounts of blackberry, which while good has opened up grassland that was hidden and protected before. We shall be able to discuss this and other management. Each spring, the gorge management plan requires a floristic survey. This year, FOYG would be very happy if FOG people are interested in being involved to help with plant identification. We can discuss this on 10 June also.

Please register with by 8 June, to find out meeting & parking place, and to suggest your preference for lunch.