Eucalypt Identification Tour with Leon Costermans

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

The Royal Society of Victoria

8 La Trobe Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Australia

View Map

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

Contact the organiser to request a refund.

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

Event description
Learn to recognise local eucalypts in this outdoor masterclass by the author of "Trees of Victoria and Adjoining Areas".

About this Event

Are you interested in eucalypts? If so, this is a unique opportunity to take a guided walk in the bush with renowned botanist/geologist Leon Costermans.

Setting out by bus from the Royal Society of Victoria, the first stop will be the George Pentland Botanic Gardens at Frankston where Leon will teach the group how to understand and identify eucalypts using his iconic pocket book ‘Trees of Victoria and Adjoining Areas’. After a BYO lunch, the group will move on for a gentle bushwalk for field identification of eucalypts in the Langwarrin Flora and Fauna Reserve. Covering 214 hectares, this Reserve is recognised as an important area for conservation of indigenous flora and fauna.

The bus will depart the Royal Society of Victoria at 9.30 am and return at 4.30 pm.

Note that this session is intended as an introduction to eucalypt identification, though there will be some challenges for those with some experience. To gain the most from the excursion, you will need a copy of Leon’s book ‘Trees of Victoria and Adjoining Areas’ (5th or 6th edition, with a green cover). This is an invaluable resource for both beginners and more experienced bushwalkers and nature lovers. Please bring your copy if you have one. If not, books will be available for purchase on the bus for $10 (cash only please).

This excursion is subsidised by Eucalypt Australia as part of the National Eucalypt Day program. Find more events here: https://www.eucalyptaustralia.org.au/special-programs/national-eucalypt-day/national-eucalypt-day-2020/

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

The Royal Society of Victoria

8 La Trobe Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Australia

View Map

Refund Policy

Contact the organiser to request a refund.

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

Save This Event

Event Saved