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Bushfood in Barrm Birrm

A “Walk Through the Bush” was hosted by Riddells Creek Landcare through Barrm Birrm (the hill that provides the backdrop to Riddells Creek).

Using the Riddells Creek Landcare Flora ID book “Macedon Range Flora” based on this area, we identified the local flora, one of the best wildflower areas this close to Melbourne with numerous rare plant species, including the Hairy-leaved Trigger-plant, 28 orchid species, and much more.

Russell Best also discussed the 'Bushfood of Barmm Birrm'. Around 50 plant species in Barrm Birrm can provide food (some are still used in today’s bushfood industry) plus many other plant uses (including for tools, medicine and poison).

When we've been on these walks...
2011 Sunday 30th October

2010 Saturday 30th October
2009 Saturday 10th October