Wildflower Hunt on again in 2017

2017-07-20

After successfully running its second annual Rushworth Wildflower Hunt last year, the Maps to Apps Community Group will again be running the event in August this year.

The committee has been busy defining a new and interesting route for this year incorporating a diverse range of bush habitats and historic sites. The event will entail a 7km walking loop or an easier 5.5 km loop for those looking for a more comfortable stroll through the forest.

The Wildflower Hunt walk loop will cover the ironbark forest south of Rushworth as well as some historic sites in and around the town including the old Rushworth cemetery and a mudbrick miners hut which has been standing for over 100 years. The starting and finishing point for the walk will be in front of the Rushworth War Memorial in High Street.

The event will be run on Sunday 27 August between 10am and 1pm. On the day maps with the route and points of interest will be available for a gold coin donation. The route will take two to three hours to complete.

So whether you are interested in wildflowers, birds and other wildlife, historic relics or just want to go for a walk in our unique ironbark forest, come and join us and bring the family as well.

We are also looking for some more volunteers to help out on the actual day of the event which will simply involve either handing out maps and pamphlets at the start of the event, or helping with tea and coffee at its half way point. So if you would like to be involved in this fun activity just for the day then please contact us.

More information on the wildflower hunt can be accessed from www.rushworthit.com. au or contact Nick Buzza on 0423 658 245 or nbuzza@yahoo.com.

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