24 people were nominated for this event and we met on a beautiful sunny autumn morning. Following a night of rain, the countryside looked bright and lush. The bushland reserve was a former dairy farm and acquired by the Brisbane City Council who has spent a lot of time and money developing the area with trees, shrubs, and infrastructure. In years to come, this park will be a great asset for Brisbane’s northside recreation.
We walked along a track beside Cedar Creek which drains from the neighboring D’Aguilar National Park. This track passed maturing trees and recently planted vegetation. We diverted up a slope to a dam to view several water birds. Back on the track we soon arrived at another two dams. One dam had flowering water Lillies around the sides and reflections in the water were special.
We relocated to a nearby parkland for morning tea where many stories were shared. Several people remained for lunch. Overall a very enjoyable day. Should you require a list of bird sightings, please contact the leader.
Please register for this activity via the NPAQ website completing all fields or contact the leader who will do the electronic registration for you
Sunday’s outing is one week earlier due to ANZAC DAY.
This is an old dairy farm acquired by the Brisbane City Council. Many trees and plants have been planted throughout this park.
Directions: Proceed through Enoggera, Mitchelton, and Keperra. If coming through The Gap follow Settlement Rd and turn left into Samford Rd. Turn left off Samford Rd into Upper Kedron Rd (UBD Map 137 P,6). Continue for 2.1 klms and turn left into McAlroy Rd (137 E,4). 1.2 Klms turn right into Cedar Creek Rd (137 C,7). 550 m turn left into Ross Rd (137 A,7) and follow for 500 m to the end of the road (137 A,10).
There are no toilet facilities and the park. The closest toilets are at Upper Recreation Reserve, Upper Kedron Rd (137 F,5). We will travel to a park for morning tea and/or lunch.
Bring: Hat, sunglasses, sunburn cream, personal first aid kit, water, enclosed shoes, binoculars, camera, chair, insect repellent, soap, hand sanitizer, face mask, morning tea, lunch, and any other necessary personal items.
Please do not attend this activity if you are feeling unwell on the day, or may have had contact with COVID-19 in the 21 days prior to the activity.