Discover Nail Can Hill's wildflowers

09 September 2015

Due to unforeseen circumstances the annual Nail Can Hill Wildflower Walk has unfortunately been cancelled this year. But never fear, there are still plenty of opportunities to get out and about and connect with nature in Albury this spring:

1: Self-Guided Tours of Nail Can Hill’s wildflowers:

Follow the signs at the Range Road entrance to Nail Can Hill and explore the wildflowers at your own pace. Experience the distinctive beauty of the flowers and this special woodland, right on Albury’s doorstep. This self-guided tour will be available throughout October and will continue into November. Wildflowers you might experience during your walk include the golden yellow of the various wattle species, chocolate lilies, which are purple in colour and really do have a chocolatey, vanilla-like scent, yellow paper daisies, white milkmaids, exquisite native orchids and many more. Don’t miss your chance to see these beauties while they’re still out in full bloom.

2: Nail Can Hill Walk and Talk:

Join the Friends of Nail Can Hill Group on Sunday 15 October 2017. With the help of the local Field Naturalists group, they’ll arrange guides for a walk and talk. During spring, this is one of Albury’s most spectacular wildflower areas. Guided tours with local experts and wildflower enthusiasts will be available from 10am or if you prefer to explore at your own pace, self-guided walk options will also be available. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the Friends of Nail Can Hill group and the work they've been doing over the years to restore and improve this important habitat for threatened species.  Staff from AlburyCity Council’s Sustainability and Environment and Vegetation Management Teams will also be on hand to talk to about gardening and plant selection and how to minimise the number of invasive weeds that are encroaching into our native bushland.

This is an outdoor event and enclosed shoes must be worn. Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions on the day. The walks will follow tracks with uneven ground and a slight incline. A reasonable level of fitness is needed to complete these walks.

Time: 10am- 12pm

Venue: Range Road Entrance - Nail Can Hill

Bookings for this event are essential. Please send RSVPs to Michael from Friends of Nail Can Hill: mimitchell@csu.edu.au

3: Nail Can Hill Reptile Adventure Walk and Talk:

Join the Friends of Nail Can Hill on Sunday 19 November 2017 for a walk and talk with local reptile ecologist Dr Damian Michael and frog expert Dr Dave Hunter. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet an Aussie reptile up-close and learn all about it from a local expert. During this adventure you might see a lizard, a goanna or a frog. Regardless, you can be sure we’ll be busting some myths about this most misunderstood group of animals and showing you just why they are worth getting passionate about.

Time: 10am- 12pm

Venue: TBA – please contact Michael Mitchell mimitchell@csu.edu.au to express interest and he will provide details

Cost: Gold coin donation

Due to the popularity of previous Reptile Walk events, bookings are essential. Please send RSVPs to Michael from Friends of Nail Can: mimitchell@csu.edu.au