Geelong Field Naturalists Club

The GFNC is a club for anyone interested in wildlife, plants, or conservation in the Geelong region.
The club holds monthly meetings (via a mix of Zoom and face to face) and excursions.
Most meetings have presentations from specialists in aspects of natural history and conservation.

Info on how to join is here

Events Calendar

General Excursion: Murrk Ngubitj Yarram Yaluk
Sunday 21 April 2024, 09:00am - 12:00pm
This repeat is an exception to the normal repeat pattern
Contact Naomi Wells

Murrk Ngubitj Yarram Yaluk (formerly the Bellarine Basin) is managed by Barwon Water and served as a water storage facility from the 1930s but has recently been decommissioned in preparation to becoming a public use facility. A masterplan for developing the site has been released and work is underway. 

The 39 ha site includes an area of remnant Grassy Eucalypt Woodland and a healthy wetland zone, as well as extensive areas of non-indigenous plantings. Barwon Water has granted permission for us to visit to make observations of the flora and fauna of the area.

Meet:   9.00 a.m. at the site entrance on Swan Bay Rd, 0.8 km east of Grubb Rd. You will see an A-frame outside the gates. There is plenty of parking on site.
9:15 a.m. Welcome and safety briefing before we walk around the site.
10.20 a.m. morning tea on site
10.40 a.m. move to the grassy woodland site to conduct further flora surveys
12.00 p.m. depart.

We will photograph and list as many plant and fauna species as possible for entry on iNaturalist and eBird

Bring:  Morning tea, drinks, snacks. Wet weather gear, solid footwear (gumboots if recent rains), hat, binoculars, sunscreen, insect repellent, camera, hand lens, field guides will all be useful.


Location Bellarine Basin