Barren Grounds NR

Sun 11 December 2022 09:00am

Suzi Bond

Description: We will walk through the heath and forest of the Griffiths Loop track from the carpark, stopping for morning tea at stone bridge that crosses Lamonds Creek and for lunch at Saddlebacks Trig. Previous highlight species include Gang-gang Cockatoo, Pilotbird, Eastern Ground Parrot, Eastern Bristlebird, Beautiful Firetail, Southern Emu-wren, Black-faced Monarch and various honeyeaters and cuckoos. We will also stop for any interesting wildflowers, butterflies and other wildlife we might encounter on the walk, with Varied Sword-grass Brown, Macleay’s Swallowtail, Eastern Water Dragon and various orchids recorded here on previous visits.

Please note there is limited mobile reception at Barren Grounds and there are toilets at the carpark where we will meet. In the event of rain, this walk will be cancelled.

eBird hotspots: Barren Grounds Nature Reserve, Barren Grounds Nature Reserve — Griffiths Trail

Meeting time and place: 9 am at the Barren Grounds carpark, with a carpooling option from Canberra.

Walking distance: Approximately 8 km (return)

Degree of difficulty: Medium; track is an undulating vehicle track with some small hill sections.

End time (approx.): 3 pm

What to bring: This is an open exposed location with little to no mobile reception. Ensure you bring sufficient water and food (including morning tea and lunch), and rain and sun protection.

Please register your interest by Monday 5 December, to Suzi Bond, email  providing your name and mobile number, and the name and mobile number of an emergency contact.  Carpooling arrangements will be advised once registrations have been received.

Numbers limited: Yes, limited to 12 people.











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