Southern Tablelands Ecosystems Park (STEP)
Meet at the entrance of the National Arboretum Canberra Visitor Centre at 9:00 am. The short walk involves gentle slopes on gravel paths. STEP (Forest 20 of the Arboretum) is a botanic garden established to demonstrate the major vegetation types of the Southern Tablelands. There are 16 species of eucalypt trees and numerous understorey plants (shrubs, herbs and grasses) commonly found in the region’s forests and woodlands, including the critically endangered Yellow Box/Red Gum Grassy Woodland ecosystem. Forest 20 is managed by the STEP community group in partnership with the Arboretum. Individuals, community groups, schools and others are sought to join in this exciting project. There are regular working bees and other activities. For more information see: http://www.step.asn.au/about-us/step-in-a-gumnut-shell/.
Grading: 1 A
Leader: Sally Stephens
Contact: 0428 578 586