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Over the last week the Bushwalkers have completed three walks.

Thirteen members met at Cullendulla Nature Reserve on Square Head for a 5 km Easy walk over the headland and down to the beach on Cullendulla Creek in search of Orchids.  They were rewarded with a few early Spring flowers lining the track – most notably a good sprinkling of the delicate pink terrestrial Ladyfinger orchids (Caladenia carnea). Walkers followed Cullendulla Creek west through mangroves and sheoaks, and found the last of the Rats Tail Orchids (Dockrilla teretifolia) flowering on sheoaks overhanging the water.   Down South in the Tilba area, eleven bushwalkers enjoyed a Medium 8.5km hike to Little Dromedary in sunny weather conditions. The track winds its way through a forest of dead lantana up to 2m high. The view from the summit of Little Dromedary is quite spectacular and you get full 360 views west to Gulaga, north to Narooma, south to Bermagui and east down across the dairy farms to the coast. Twelve walkers braved an early morning shower to arrive at Big Rock Road, Bodalla State Forest with clearing skies.  It turned out to be a beautiful day for the medium grade hike of 9.5kms.  Bodalla State Forest is one of the few state forests that wasn’t decimated by recent bushfires.  The walk commenced alongside Big Rock Road where it wasn’t long before the bushwalkers came upon, a big granite rock! A side trip to a creek revealed a log lying in the water that had been part of an old bridge used by loggers many decades ago. Continuing back on the track, the walkers passed Reservoir Link Road which, yes you guessed it, was a road that linked up to a water reservoir.  To join the Batemans Bay Bushwalkers, go to

Above:Walk Leader, Donna Garten, with the Big Rock

 Erika Cleaver enjoying the views from the top of Little Dromedary

Simeon Ivanovski and Walk Leader, Karen MacLatchy taking a short break in Cullendulla Nature Reserve

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