Blue Gums and Birds

Thursday 8 September

Pat’s walk in the Benandarah area of the state forest this week was very pleasant and still wearing its morning dew as we set out.

We followed old trails and a new little track through the pretty bush. Adding to the bush’s freshness were the variety of bird calls up in the high tree-canopy as they called out to each other – although this time the black yellow-tailed cockatoos were nowhere to be seen or heard.

The young Sydney Blue Gums were a picture growing amongst all the other tall straight trees and the group admired the variety of native shrubs in bloom. Further along, even the stark burnt tree trunks from a recent hazard reduction burn  had a certain abstract beauty about them with their new fresh leaves and the new green undergrowth in stark contrast.  A very old lone Kurrajong tree was also seen along the track.  Overall a nice energising walk.