Discover the Eucalypts of the Brisbane Ranges

Leon Costermans in the Brisbane Ranges

To celebrate National Eucalypt Day in 2019, the Royal Society of Victoria and Eucalypt Australia are offering a rare opportunity to explore the beautiful Brisbane Ranges National Park to the west of Melbourne with botanist, geologist and author of the iconic Native Trees and Shrubs of South-Eastern Australia, Leon Costermans.

Setting out by bus from the Royal Society of Victoria early in the day, a short hour’s journey will have us exploring the unique geology of the Brisbane Ranges and learning to identify some of the area’s indigenous eucalypt species, their ecological roles and habitat ranges. The excursion will incorporate a bus tour, a gentle bushwalk and a barbeque lunch at the Steiglitz Historic Park.

Join us on 21 March to make a deeper connection to country with one of Victoria’s most respected botanists and geologists. This excursion is subsidised through the generous support of Eucalypt Australia as part of the week-long program of events planned around National Eucalypt Day 2019 (23rd March).

About Leon Costermans:

Leon is a longstanding member of the RSV. He has been describing and publishing guides to eucalypt species endemic to South-Eastern Australia for decades, educating and assisting generations of Victorians to develop a knowledge of and passion for our indigenous trees and plants. He was recognised by Eucalypt Australia for his lifetime contributions to the conservation of eucalypts with the award of the Bjarne K Dahl Medal in 2016.

**Please note: the bus will strictly be departing from the RSV site in the Melbourne CBD: we will not be picking people up en route, nor coordinating with private vehicles. Please plan accordingly. Apologies in advance for any disappointment.