Tour JC Griffin Reserve

Last updated 23 Mar 2017 
by Katrina Blake

Sat 16 Sep OR Sun 15 Oct 2017 (10:30am–3:30pm)

Reserve Manager Jeroen van Veen with one of the significant trees on reserve. Photo Matthew Newton.
Reserve Manager Jeroen van Veen with one of the significant trees on reserve. Photo Matthew Newton.
In a landscape that's been greatly altered through clearing, the J.C. Griffin Nature Reserve retains exceptional stands of very old trees, including Long-leaved Box and Yellow Gum. Some of these are gigantic and thought to be over 300 years old.

This ancient woodland has a rich mixture of habitats including grasslands and heaths. It's a haven for bushland birds that are declining across Victoria and home to endangered reptiles and mammals. It's a place where rare and beautiful plants can thrive and at least six species of orchid are found, including the rare Red-cross Spider Orchid.

The Red-cross Spider Orchid. Photo Matthew Newton.
The Red-cross Spider Orchid. Photo Matthew Newton.
Our Reserve Manager, Jeroen van Veen, has managed this property since it was gifted to us in 2011. Come and join him on a walking tour and see for yourself what a wonderful place it is, while learning more about what we're doing to protect it.

Location

JC Griffin Reserve is in north-central Victoria, about 210km north-west of Melbourne (3 hour drive), 5km from Stuart Mill, 40km north of Avoca and 20km south of St Arnaud.

Booking

The tour is free of charge although we do hope people will make a donation towards the day.

Bookings are essential. Limited spaces are available – register below. Trips on both Saturday 16 September and Sunday 15 October are fully booked and only waiting list places remain. Contact Katrina Blake on (03) 8610 9124 or kblake@bushheritage.org.au if you have any follow up questions.

Register now!

Bookings are managed during business hours Monday to Friday (AEST) and may take 48 hours to confirm.

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