The forecast was rain, with possible hail and it was decidedly cold. I guess that was why there were only three of us heading up to Mundaring to hike the Bibbulmun track on the Guildford Outdoors excursion. This is how it started…
We crossed the weir and headed up the track. It began to rain lightly and so after a few minutes we put our rain jackets on. That caused it to stop immediately and we saw no more rain for the rest of the day. The bush was alive after the rain and the flowers are beginning to appear. The hovea’s bright purple and the hibbertia’s bright yellow enlivened the bush.
Morning tea was on a delightful granite outcrop, where we basked like lizards.
We walked to the Hewitt’s Hill campsite where we ate our lunch and enjoyed the company of another walker.
It was a pleasant walk back to Mundaring weir. We felt we’d exercised and rejuvenated our spirits with a few hours in nature. Wish you’d joined us?
This was an excursion run as part of the Guildford Outdoors group within Transition Town Guildford. For details of our next event, check out the Transition Town Guildford Facebook page or sign up for our e-newsletter.
Ever considered walking the Bibbulmun track? Come learn about how you can walk sections of it at our next Bright Idea’s talk called “Walking the Bibbulmun Track”. To register, visit: www.walk-the-track.eventbrite.com.au
The best pets ever.
Ever dreamed about keeping chickens? This is the best time of year to get started so that come spring you’ll have happy, egg laying chooks to eat your scraps and fertilise your garden. Following our very successful previous chicken workshops, join us for our fourth workshop of 2015 to learn the basics of chicken keeping.
This workshop is primarily for beginners and people considering getting chooks but not sure yet. The workshop will be run by Kitchen Gardeners’ resident ‘chook lady’ and veternarian Barb Frey, who will cover the basics of set up including council rules, chicken care, and her new favourite hobby – natural chicken food! She’ll also cover how to rule out the risk of pesticide residue in your soil before you start. We’ll be at Flo’s house who has a very impressive chicken coop and run, some newly hatched chicks and is sure to inspire.
Kids are welcome – we’ll have some supervised hands-on children’s activities happening in conjunction with the workshop if your child wishes to play.
We like to share. Please bring:
- Something from your garden/kitchen for the sharing table (eg. seedlings, fruit, herbs, eggs etc)
- Something to share for afternoon tea.
RSVP: We’ll be in a Guildford back yard. Please RSVP via Eventbrite so we can have an idea of how many people to expect.
Cost: Entry is by donation to cover basic costs – coffee and tea etc
Date: Sunday 19th July
Venue: It looks like it will be raining, so we’ll meet at the Mechanics Institute (20 Meadow street, Guildford). And try to visit Flo’s place round the corner if the weather permits.
Time: Join us from 1 pm until 3 pm
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