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August Field Trip - Exploring Girraween Lagoon

Sunday Aug 12 9:00 am

Duration: 2 hours


Girraween Lagoon is an oasis in Darwin’s rural area that has never been visited by the Club before. It’s tranquil beauty belies a fascinating history – ancient and modern. It is close to, but very different from, the more developed and disturbed McMinns Lagoon.

We will take an easy leisurely stroll looking at the scenery and wildlife around its shore. The Lagoon is home to some unusual birds and plants. One plant, which we should see in flower is Grevillea goodii. This is a very peculiar Grevillea, being a slender, prostrate, trailing shrub. It has long annual stems that arise from a perennial woodstock. Its flowers must have the longest and furriest style of any species of Grevillea.

Directions: Drive down the Stuart highway to Girraween Road. Turn left into Rodgers Road. Turn left into Hicks Road. Meet on the left just past the intersection with Watling Road. The Club’s banner will indicate where to meet.

What to bring: Hat, water bottle, insect repellent, enclosed footwear.

What not to bring: Swimming gear as there might be crocodiles!

Location

269 Hicks Rd, Girraween NT 0836, Australia

Long: 131.084534 Lat: -12.513219