Thursday, 2 June 2016

Wild BNE winter meet-up: Albany Creek

Tawny frogmouths (Podargus strigoides) are common in the reserve—maybe you can spot one on the day?
Photo by Trina McLellan. 

Paperbark sawfly (Lophyrotoma zonalis), Albany Creek.
Last year, Wild BNE fan Trina McLellan introduced me to her ‘local patch’, Dawn Road Reserve in Albany Creek. I became instantly infatuated with the place; I had no idea that such a beautiful forest was tucked away in what has become a busy suburb over the years! I will always be grateful to Trina for informing me about this great little ‘secret spot’.

Now I want to pass the favour on to you! 

Trina and I would like to take you on a walk through the reserve this month, pointing out all the interesting plants, birds and animals we can find, letting you know about the history of this beautiful
place, and showcasing all the hard work that a dedicated local bushcare group does to maintain the area’s environmental value. The details are as follows:

Date: Sunday 26th June, 2016.
Time: 10am – 12pm
Distance: 3km return walk on flat or gently sloping dirt tracks.

I had such a great time hosting the King Island meet-up earlier this year, so I’m looking forward to this event also! Send me an email at for more information or to let me know you’d like to come. Having a co-host means I can handle a bigger group than last time, though numbers will still be limited—bring a friend or two, but book early!


Purple pea bush (Hovea acutifolia) and prickly yellow pea (Pultenaea spinosa), Albany Creek.


  1. Sounds great - should the the date be 26th of June?

    1. Ahh good catch! Yes, that is right, thanks for the heads-up!