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Take a walk on the wild(flower) side

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August 26, 2017

GET ready for a wild day exploring for the third annual Wildflower Hunt in Rushworth.

GET ready for a wild day exploring for the third annual Wildflower Hunt in Rushworth.

People are invited to check out an array of native wildflowers in the Rushworth Ironbark Forest on Sunday. There they will be able to follow a 7km (or an easier 5.5km) route to see the wildflowers in bloom including the famous folden guinea, (leopard orchid), downy grevillea, flax lilies, autumn greenhoods, correas, grey everlastings, brachycome and much more.

There will also be birds and other wildlife to see as well as historic sites and relics from the gold mining days such as the old Rushworth cemetery and a mud-brick miners cottage still standing after more than 100 years.

Similar to last year there will be an option of taking a guided botanical walk along the route given by an expert in the Rushworth Ironbark Forest.

‘‘On the day a map with the route and wildflower locations and other points of interest will be available for a gold coin donation from in front of the Rushworth War Memorial in High Street between 9.30am – 10.30am. The route will take two to three hours to complete.’’

Information and maps of the walking route can be accessed from www.rushworthit.com.au

■For any other information phone Mr Buzza on 0423658245 or nbuzza@yahoo.com

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