The focus of this two-day trip is on the activities on Sunday and the APS South East group has been invited to join the Nowra group for the day.
Saturday 13th August
For those of us who can come a day earlier and stay overnight we can take the opportunity to gain extra fossil knowledge. The Fossil Museum is open Saturdays but not Sundays and well worth visiting.
Plus The Gondwana Coast Fossil Walk (at low tide) operates from Ulladulla Harbour during the Summer holidays and at other times by request. We would need to know how many are interested and request a special tour. Alternately the group could do the self-guided tour, keeping in mind that August can be fickle with cold winds or very warm weather. If the rock platform is at high tide, there is an archaeological walk from Rotary Park to One Track for All. Usually, glossies are there plus other birds. The track is rough in parts but nevertheless is trafficable.
Sunday 14th August
9.30 am South Pacific Heathland Reserve, Coral Crescent & Dowling Street, Ulladulla
A 14 ha Crown Land Reserve managed by community Trustees, it includes wet heath, sand heath and woodland as well as several rare plants. There are well signposted walking tracks through the Reserve and two coastal lookouts. Maybe find a good spot to sit with your thermos and nibbles.
Download a species list for the Reserve here, by APS South East group member Nicholas Henry de Jong.
11.00 am Milton Rural Landcare Nursery, Deering Street, Ulladulla
Next to Shoalhaven City Council compound – gate at the end of the eastern car park.
The nursery is operated by volunteers and supplies quality local plants to the Milton Ulladulla area for regeneration, revegetation, schools, bushcare groups, landscaping and gardening. It will be tempting so bring your box.
Let’s stay and have lunch there. Bring your own or find one of several cafes nearby.
2.00 pm Brodie Park Time Walk
This geological time walk provides a graphic record of geological history with a concrete path with boulders of significant local rocks placed in chronological order and to scale. Engraved metal strips are positioned across the path to record the timing of Earth’s five major mass extinctions putting local events in the context of the evolution of life on the planet
Contact Janice 0408 417 154 if attending, and for further detail on activities and car pooling.
At South Pacific Heathland Reserve, 2022. The view from the Reserve appears on the home page. Both photos Heather Miles.