Barkers Creek Landcare & Wildlife Group

Barkers Creek Landcare & Wildlife are a group of local residents passionate about protecting and restoring our natural environment, and building our sense of belonging to the Barkers Creek community in which we live. We are now into our third decade and going strong. Learn more …

Local Flora

This collection of flora photos will be added to as we go along … season by season. Each Spring when we visit one of our Bushland Reserves, the Heritage Diggings Park or even along Barkers Creek we will photograph native flowers to add to the site.

On the 17 September 2017 we extended an invitation to the Harcourt Valley Landcare group and other members of the Mt Alexander community to come and explore the Bushland Reserve (off Peelers Rd) that we have been working on for the past five years. It was a gorgeous spring morning and so many of the native plants were on show. We have added a selection of these photos for you to look at. A big thank you goes to Robyn from Harcourt Valley Landcare Group for taking photos and also to Bonnie for providing the identification.

All the weeds are now under control in the bush and the land is benefitting by being able to naturally regenerate … it is a gorgeous area and if you’re around (particularly in spring) we encourage you to go for a wander. Wandering around the bush with your head looking at the ground can be quite meditative… and when you spot some Wildflowers or Orchids it can be quite joyous. In fact this is where you can help build our collection.

If you take a photo of a local wildflower in one of Barkers Creek work areas, and send it to us with the date, location and your name and you may end up one of the ‘star’ contributors on our website.

Click on each image below to zoom in for a closer look at Mick's photos.