Day of the yellow gums

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OCEAN Grovers braved the chilly conditions on Sunday for the Yellow Gums Community Environment Day.
Organised by the City of Greater Geelong and the Bellarine Catchment Network, and held at the Yellow Gums Estate woodland in Ocean Grove, the family-friendly event showcased Ocean Grove’s natural assets including the local Bellarine yellow gums, eucalypts and old growth woodlands.
The inaugural event was be a mixture of fun and education, including a kids’ bush detective walk and talk, wildlife gardening and a free barbecue lunch.
A number of local properties opened their gates to the public to showcase their wildlife gardens and provide practical knowledge on how you can achieve similar results.
Vicki Shelton, acting General Manager City Services, said the day was an opportunity for residents of Ocean Grove to learn how their properties could be used to assist in preserving local plants and animals that call these woodlands home.