Carmel Spring Nature and Flora Walk in Korung National Park in Pickering Brook – DRB Nats
27 September, 9:45 am-12:30 pm
Join the DRB Nats for a return excursion to the CARMEL WALK in the Korung National Park in Carmel. We went in June 2019 and it was very popular, and since then we have had repeated requests to return in spring to see all the flowers. So here we are – come join us and find out what is flowering, which birds are around, the plants which are growing and more.
Please know this is a nature walk looking for all things to do with natural history rather than a strenuous hike. We will be identifying and keeping a record of what we see and soaking it all in.
The corner of Anembo and Morton Roads, Carmel. (Some sources say it is in Pickering Brook!)
This is a pleasant loop walk in the Korung National Park which may be completed in two separate sections. There is a large gravel rock on the south side of Morton road with an oblong Kalamunda walk trail sign indicating the start point of the walk.
Sunday 27th September 2020.
Time: 9.45am registration for start at 10am. 12.30 finish.
Distance: 5.1 km Trail markers are in red.
Organiser and leader: Arlene Quinn.
Bird leader: One of the Darling Range Branch (DRB Nats) bird experts will be leading the bird watching part of the walk. If you would like to go birding with him please bring a pair of binoculars. A bird book or bird app is also very useful. A separate bird list will be drawn up for the event.
Flora leader: A number of people coming on the walk are flora leaders and know the area.
Fungi: Fungi may still be visible so we hope to see some of them and identify them too.
Start point: The corner of Anembo Road and Morton Road. There is a large gravel rock on the south side of Morton road with an oblong Kalamunda walk trail sign indicating the start point of the walk.
1. Ignore a track to the left.
2. At the crossroads, proceed straight through to a smaller walk trail following the red signs.
3. At the crossroads, continue straight through on the walking track.
4. At the crossroads, on a well formed old gravel road, walk straight through as indicated by the red walk signs.
5. At the T junction, take the left branch.
6. Take the left turn here.
7. At the T junction, take the left fork.
8. Cross a disused gravel road and continue straight on.
9. Reach an orchard on Francais Road. You can turn left here and complete the walk to the start point 750 metres away, or turn right to continue the walk.
10. Turn left off Francais Road just past the orchard, on to a marked track.
11. Take the left fork.
12. At the T Junction, turn right at the fence of an orchard. The track here follows part of the Kattamorda Trail.
13. Continue down Weston Road, taking the left loop.
14. Turn right off the sealed Weston Road opposite a grey shed and walk uphill with the fence on your left.
15. Reach Francais Road, turn right and walk down to the orchard sheds. You are now at point 9. Continue on the gravel road.
16. At the end of the gravel road, continue through the rock barricade.
17. Ignore a track that branches off to the right and continue on the left.
18. Deviate right from the partly formed road and follow the signs.
19. Return to the start point.
- Please bring your mobile phone and have it switched on – so we can reach you in case of emergency.
- Please put 0436-448-647 in your mobile phone (DRB number) so you can reach us if you get lost finding the reserve or there is an emergency.
- Please wear a whistle in case of emergency or we want to know where you are (the DRB has these available but best to bring your own).
- Please carry sufficient water with you.
- Please wear closed in shoes.
- If it is wet, prepare to bring wet weather gear.
- Bring camera, binoculars, etc as required.
- Visitors please bring a minimum of a gold coin donation each.
On arrival each person must sign in individually to comply with club policies. If you are not a member of the club please bring a minimum of a gold coin donation for each person, to contribute to the cost of running the excursion and club. Thank you. It is free for financial members.
If once you have booked in you find you are unable to attend for any reason, it is essential that you let us know asap: DRBexcursions@wanaturalists.org.au or DRB phone: 0436-448-647.
Do not simply not turn up, this is unfair on the organiser. We look forward to having you with us for a wonderful morning.