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Field Trip with Leon Costermans OAM Sunday March 24th, 2024 (Vic)

March 24 @ 9:45 am - 3:30 pm

$15

Leon Costermans Eucalypt Identification Field Trip

Sunday March 24, 2024

9:45am to 3:30pm.

Ticket sales open 1pm Monday March 4th 2024.

Please note, tickets are in super high demand with very limited numbers… we would like to give preference to those who didn’t get a spot on the 2022 or the 2023 field trip.  Please be nice, and don’t jump on tickets for people who are not super keen to come.  You will not be alone – you will be amongst enthusiastic new friends.

If for any reason you can no longer come please call or text Linda on 0421604711 and we will release your ticket to someone else.

Book here:

Are you interested in deepening your knowledge of eucalypts? If so, this is a unique opportunity to take a guided walk with renowned botanist/geologist Leon Costermans to get to know eucalypts both in natural bush and in planted situations.

The first location will be the George Pentland Botanic Gardens at Frankston where Leon will facilitate practice in observing and identifying eucalypts using his iconic pocket book ‘Trees of Victoria and Adjoining Areas’.

After a BYO lunch at the gardens, the group will drive to the Langwarrin Flora and Fauna Reserve (about 5 km) for a gentle bushwalk for field identification of eucalypts (and possibly some other plants) in their natural environment. This 214-hectare reserve is recognised as an outstanding area for conservation of indigenous flora and fauna; it also has a very significant military history.

Schedule:

Meet at 9:45am just inside the Gardens gate at the corner of Foot St and Williams St, Frankston (Melway map 100A: H13).  Arrive in good time to secure parking in the east end of Williams St.

10:00am to 12pm: Gardens walk and identification practice.
12:00pm (approx.) Have BYO picnic lunch & drinks at the George Pentland Botanic Gardens (there is a picnic area and shelter, but we will have to ‘share’ it with other visitors).
12:45pm (approx.): Leave for Langwarrin Flora and Fauna Reserve, to meet in the car park in McClelland Drive (Melway 103:C10).
1pm to 3pm: Drive and walk to identify eucalypts and other plants within the reserve.

Note that this session is intended as an introduction to eucalypt identification, though there will be some challenges for those with some experience.

The $15 cost of the ticket includes a complimentary copy of Leon’s book ‘Trees of Victoria and Adjoining Areas’. This is an invaluable resource for both beginners and more experienced bushwalkers and nature lovers. If you have a copy already that you love, you are welcome to bring it, and you might consider either using or gifting your new copy.

The booking engine will also allow you to purchase signed copies of Leon’s new book written with Fons VandenBerg “Stories Beneath our Feet – Exploring the Geology and Landscapes of Victoria and Surrounds” for $75.  This amazing new publication is a 672-page book explaining the geological origins of southeastern Australia, attractively illustrated with over 1870 high quality photos, digital images, maps and diagrams. It doesn’t assume any prior geological knowledge.  For more information you can download:  SBOF flyer Jan 24

Please come prepared for the weather and wear shoes suitable for walking some distance.  There is no toilet or water at Langwarrin.

This excursion is assisted by Eucalypt Australia as part of the National Eucalypt Day program.

Leon Costermans Eucalypt Identification Field Trip

Sunday March 24, 2024

9:45am to 3:30pm

Ticket sales open Monday 4th of March at 1:00 pm.

https://www.trybooking.com/CPHJL

Please be considerate and only book a ticket for yourself.

 

Details

Date:
March 24
Time:
9:45 am - 3:30 pm
Cost:
$15
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://www.trybooking.com/CGKHP

Organiser

Eucalypt Australia
Email:
contact@eucalyptaustralia.org.au
Website:
www.eucalyptaustralia.org.au

Venue

George Pentland Botanic Gardens
Cnr Foot St and Williams St,
Frankston, Victoria 3199 Australia
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Website:
https://www.frankston.vic.gov.au/Things_To_Do/Parks_and_Reserves/Frankston/George_Pentland_Botanic_Gardens
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