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Excursion

Department of Sustainability and Environment excursion to Mt.Samaria State Park, Lake Nillahcootie and Lima

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Neale Cleeland and David Donehue brief  art students on the terrain along Tiger Hill Road in the morning mist.

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Neale Cleeland and David Donehue brief  art students on the terrain along Tiger Hill Road in the morning mist.

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View of Tiger Hill in the mist

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Artists  are shown a bridge replaced on Madhouse Road after fire destoyed it in recent bushfires

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Anti-social behaviour in the State Forests is one area that has been given attention by the Department of Sustainability and Environment.  A bullet hole in a newly errected barrier on the Madhouse Road bridge

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Artists  converged in the available sunlight to keep warm in the cool forest temperatures

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Neale Cleeland shows off newly completed works around the Ned Kelly tree to improve picnic areas, parking and the protection of the tree’s root system from increased pedestrian traffic

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Neale Cleeland shows off newly completed works around the Ned Kelly tree to improve picnic areas, parking and the protection of the tree’s root system from increased pedestrian traffic

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Neale Cleeland shows off newly completed works around the Ned Kelly tree

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A Ned Kelly sculpture was cut into the tree in 1978 as a memorial

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Artists break for lunch on Rocky Point Lookout,  Mt. Samaria State Park

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Artists break for lunch on Rocky Point Lookout,  Mt. Samaria State Park

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Kevin and Claudia photograph trees during a break for lunch near  Rocky Point Lookout,  Mt. Samaria State Park

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Jess and Bridget in search of the fabled tram tracks near the old timber kilns

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Bridget stands under a granite boulder, East Lima

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Bridget stands amongst granite boulders, East Lima

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Anne and Felicity climb up through granite boulder, East Lima

In the kiln

Another big day… great tour through the hills on a very chilly day.  Rachel and I were pretty interested by the old kilns (can’t remember exactly where they were?) – but will be looking to continue some work there on the next field study.

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Regent Honey Eater Conservation Project

 

Ray Thomas and Nigel Lacey show an Aeral photograph of vegetation distribution near Benalla
Ray Thomas and Nigel Lacey show an Aeral photograph of vegetation distribution near Lake Mokoan
Ray Thomas and Nigel Lacey show an Aeral photograph of vegetation distribution near Lake Mokoan

Ray Thomas and Nigel Lacey show an Aeral photograph of vegetation distribution near Lake Mokoan

Projected image of Regent Honey Eater

Projected image of Regent Honey Eater

Projecte image of newly planted habitat corridor

Projecte image of newly planted habitat corridor

Project nursery

Project nursery

Project nursery

Project nursery

Project nursery

Project nursery

Artists engage with nursery staff

Artists engage with nursery staff

seedling punnets

seedling punnets

seedling punnets

seedling punnets

Site visit to conservation corridore

Site visit to conservation corridor

Site visit to conservation corridor

Site visit to conservation corridor

Artists shelter from rain shower under mistletoe

Artists shelter from rain shower under misletoe

Artists return from viewing conservation corridor

Artists return from viewing conservation corridor

Regent Honey Eater Project sign

Regent Honey Eater Project sign

Nigel Lacey Calling In a family of Grey Crown Babblers with a recording

Nigel Lacey Calling In a family of Grey Crown Babblers with a recording

Artists watch the family of Grey Crown Babblers arrive at their nest

Artists watch the family of Grey Crown Babblers arrive at their nest

Aria records audio of the Grey Crown Babblers

Aria records audio of the Grey Crown Babblers

 

Charles and Fran photograph an echidna

Charles and Fran photograph an echidna

 Artists view Grey Crown Babblers

Ray Thomas secures ladder for inspection of Glider Possum Nesting Box

Ray Thomas secures ladder for inspection of Glider Possum Nesting Box

Sascha Mosig in Conservation corridor as Ray Thomas talks

Sascha Mosig in Conservation corridor as Ray Thomas talks

Meeting with Benalla Mayor, Cr Bill Hill

Morning tea

Morning tea

John introduces Bill to the artists

John introduces Bill to the artists Bill welcomes artists to Benalla on behalf of the Benalla Council.He also spoke about the Lake Mokoan Future Land Use Stradegy and his experiences as a land holder in the region.

Sasha take center stage

Sasha take center stage

Lake Mokoan

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Lake Mokoan briefing with David Pasztaleniec, Department of Sustainability and Environment.

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Lake Mokoan briefing with David Pasztaleniec, Department of Sustainability and Environment.

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Lake Mokoan briefing with David Pasztaleniec, Department of Sustainability and Environment.

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Archival aerial photograph of  Mokoan Swamp

 

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Lake Mokoan site visit

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Embedded log, Lake Mokoan

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Paul, Rachel and Sasch walk on to Lake Mokoan

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John adjust camera

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Discarded Marine battery, Lake Mokoan

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Rope,  Lake Mokoan

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