Thursday 1 December 2016
Photos by Karen M
A happy group of 14 bushwalkers met at Mogo to begin the first walk of summer led by Bev B to the start of the track near the entrance to the Mogo Goldfield Village and into the Mogo State Forest. This track wanders through lush bushland around the perimeter of the historical goldfields and there were high hopes of sighting Blueberry Ash trees in flower.
However, amongst the many Acacia Cognata plants and various Eucalyptus species there were Cymbidium Suave, Fringe Lillies and many other smaller native plants, plus there were several Blueberry Ash trees without a flower to be seen, until near the end of the walk they were sighted in flower out in full sunshine – perhaps a need of this plant not to be had in the more shaded bushland.
Also, towards the end of the walk where the track led behind the back gardens of Mogo homes there was a delightful meeting with two beautiful and friendly miniature horses over their back fence. After this highlight the group walked down Bateman Street to the highway and headed to the coffee and ice cream rewards for one and all after a most enjoyable walk and a big thank you to Bev.