On Saturday August 2, from 10 am FOBB and friends will celebrate the annual winter flowering of the Melbourne Yellow Gum E. leucoxylon ssp connata with a walk or two and a BBQ.
The nectar and flowers of the Yellow gum is an important winter food source for many bird species. A special guest at this time is the Swift Parrot which visits from Tasmania.
The old yellow gums also provide nesting hollows for many birds, bats and mammals.
This gathering is an opportunity to enjoy a walk and to reflect on the role of the Yellow gum in our local environment.
FOBB will supply a BBQ to cook on, tea, coffee and damper, but please BYO food and refreshing drinks.