Adding Softness

Friends of Mt Field

A grant from NRM South allowed the Friends of Mount Field to buy plants, stakes and tree guards to rehabilitate an area beside a new path to Russell Falls. We selected musk (Olearia argophylla), dogwood (Pomaderris apetala) and myrtle (Nothofagus cunninghamii) which grow naturally in the area and they will make the site more attractive. Meg and Greg planting […]

Rock Solid

Friends of Mt Field

Mount Field East Track  Where a track crosses a boulder field shortly after the Seagers lookout junction, some rocks were placed to make the it easier to traverse them.  Further up the track, where rock hardening had previously been done, there was a large rock dragged to the site by Adrian still unused.  This was moved to harden more […]

Avoiding Uniformity

Friends of Mt Field

Visitor Centre Russell Falls Track Showers were predicted although the Upper Derwent valley forecast suggested these would not be until late afternoon or evening.  We did hear from Linda, the duty Ranger, that it was cold and windy and wet in the alpine area, but at the visitor centre it remained lovely and sunny. Beside the new track […]

Pine Invaders

Friends of Mt Field

Marriotts Falls Track At one stage, the prospects of a fine day were not looking good, but then changed to fine.  And it did start that way, but by lunch time light showers moved through. Radiata pines shooting up within the river reserve at the start of the track were our first task along with trimming back some […]

Planting on Bare Ground

Friends of Mt Field

Marriotts Falls Track After preparing holes for plants at the open area on the track to Marriotts Falls two weeks prior we again went to help the children from Westerway Primary School put them in. It was for National Tree Day and is a Wilds’Cool project Happily, the weather was pleasant and the kids enjoyed […]

Delightful Country

Friends of Mt Field

Seagers Lookout Country along the way to Seagers Lookout   It was 11 years ago when we last worked on the upper section of the Seagers Lookout track and in that time the bush had grown onto the track somewhat, without impacting walking there greatly.  But it was time to cut it back and with the use of […]

Wildcare Grant Highlighting The Flora

Friends of Mt Field

Wombat Moor flora signs installed. What a delightful day to be on Wombat Moor.  The task was to install signs describing the various plants growing there and we worked in two teams of two, one putting in the poles and the other placing the sign on.   This worked a treat and we got reasonably quick at it […]

Machine Power

Friends of Mt Field

The first job was staining the planking recently installed at the start of the Mount Field East walking track.  Previously we had bought a brown coloured stain but Brendan, the Ranger in Charge, thought a darker colour would give a better blend with the environment.  Chocolate was our selection but when applied it at first seemed a funny grey […]

Almost Complete

Friends of Mt Field

    Nick and Greg cutting timber More photos are online. The worst section of track at the start of the Mount Field East track was done in Autumn 2016  and because of the savings made we could purchase additional timber to extend the boardwalk.  After delivery and allowing time for it to dry, this batch […]

It isn’t always this hard

Friends of Mt Field

With 2 ½ hours at best to get there, part over a wet and muddy moorland followed by a long bush track that seems to go on forever and capped off by a very muddy buttongrass plain, takes quite an effort. But then it all must be repeated in reverse and that puts repairing the hut at Lake […]


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