Alan Anderson Walk Trail 2020

DRBNats Excursion 18th Oct 2020

A small group of 6 members and guests met, taking acceptable COVID 19 safety precautions, for our excursion. Several members of KRM Branch were also members of the Wildflower Society which greatly assisted with Family order identification. Indeed, we were only one step out of the car park before the richness of wildflowers was being photographed and excited guests and members already on the morning trail. There is a large swath of Anigozanthos manglessii to the righthand side of the carpark, land which has been purchased already for building residential properties.

There was no focus on birds however the following was noticed or heard. There was no one on the walk to identify insects although an abundance of ants was seen.

Australian MagpieCracticus tibicen
Australian RavenCorvus coronoides
Australian Ringneck Parrot (28 Parrot)Barnardius zonarius semitorquatus
Red-tailed Black CockatooCalyptorhynchus banksii
WeebillSmicornis brevirostris

Everyone was encouraged to write down any flora, fauna or fungi seen, and there were different species seen in since the previous walk in 2018. One visitor left early but commented on having learnt more about wildflowers.

Recommendations: Worth keeping in mind for future excursions and to monitor building works in the area and impact on flora and birds.

Compiled from members notes and Arlene Quinn Asst Excursions Coordinator DRB