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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Sherbrooke Forest Trails

I visited the Sherbrooke Forest, 30 km east of the Melbourne CBD, on Tuesday afternoon April 28, 2009.

My base was Grant's Picnic Ground, whence I explored the Margaret Lester Forest Walk, Coles Ridge Rd, then along Tregallas Track, and back via the Bleakley Track.

This was about 3 km in total, on a bleak and wintry day!

Tregallas Track is named after Jack Tregallas, an early naturalist photographer, who lived in a small log hut until his death in 1938. His main interest was the study of the habits of lyrebirds.

Grant's Picnic Ground always has large communities of white cockatoos, galahs, and parrots, who congregate there for seeds, which may be purchased from the Kiosk.

The Margaret Lester Forest Walk passes through an old logging area, and interpretative signs, featuring reproductions of old photographs, are placed at vantage points describing the history of the region.

See the full set of Photos of my visit, which include images of the intepretative signs on the Margaret Lester Walk.

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