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Step into spring!

Spring is the perfect time to discover native grasses, plants and wildflowers that may be dormant for much of the year.

To take advantage of the opportunity, Central West Local Land Services in collaboration with Weddin Landcare’s Mikla Lewis are hosting an educational walk through the Wellington road travelling stock route near Parkes.

Spend the morning exploring this beautiful native bushland with Central West Local Land Services staff and Mikla as together they identify different types of native vegetation and discuss the landscape characteristics.

Land Services officer Catherine Guise said that educational walks such as these have been well received in other parts of the Central West.

“Feedback has been positive, with local groups and individuals asking to be notified of future walks.” Catherine said

A spectacular sight in spring, this particular reserve lines the road corridor along the Renshaw McGirr Way heading to Wellington and contains a number of environmental features and assets.

The site is also classified as Box-Gum Grassy Woodland - an endangered ecological community.

Reserves such as this are often the last remaining examples of common woodlands, grasslands and shrublands and contain important habitat for wildlife such as mature hollow trees and understory plants.

Evidence of both Aboriginal and European cultural heritage features are also commonly found.

This free event will take place on Friday 17 November 2017 commencing at 9.30am with an anticipated conclusion of 12pm. Morning tea and refreshments will be provided.

Attendees are encouraged to wear a hat and comfortable sturdy walking shoes and bring along a chair (for use at morning tea), camera, binoculars, notepad and pen.

To RSVP or for further information (including directions), please contact Catherine Guise on 0429 982 197 or email

RSVP is essential for catering purposes.


Media contact: Fiona Townsend, or 0428 284 252