Visit J.C. Griffin Reserve

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.
​Sunday 9 September 2018

Special wildflower trip

Saturday 13 October 2018

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.

The Red-cross Spider Orchid. Photo Matthew Newton.
The Red-cross Spider Orchid. Photo Matthew Newton.
The reserve connects the St Arnaud National Park with the Dalyenong Nature Conservation Reserve and plays a critical role as a wildlife corridor – allowing animals such as the endangered Lace Monitor and Brush-tailed Phascogale to move safely through the landscape. It's also a place where rare and beautiful plants, such as the Red-cross and Stuart-mill spider-orchids, can thrive.

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.

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.

Bookings

This tour has now closed and completed. Contact Katrina Blake on (03) 8610 9124 or kblake@bushheritage.org.au to enquire about future tours.