Thursday, September 09, 2010
Explore WAVE ROCK and LAKE TOOLIBIN
From the Director of the International Centre for Lanscape and Language, Dr Glen Phillips:
Dear ICLL Members and Friends:
There are still a few spaces left...please reply soon to reserve your place (email to jryan9(at)our.ecu.edu.au).
ICLL FIELD TRIP TO WAVE ROCK & LAKE TOOLIBIN
October 2-3, 2010.
Wave Rock is the final granite monolith in the field trip program of the International Centre for Landscape and Language plan to study three major rock domes, monadnocks or bornhardts in the WA Wheatbelt. The first two were Yorkrakine Rock near Tammin and Boyagin Rock near Brookton.
The trip will commence early on Saturday 2nd of October and reach Hyden by lunchtime. In the afternoon we will briefly visit Wave Rock and then proceed to the Humps to see cave paintings, gnamma holes and granite formations dominating the countryside. Later we will return to Wave Rock for walks around the rocks and to Hippo's Yawn followed by sunset photography.
The evening meal will be in the Hyden Wave Rock Motel complex where we will be accommodated in twin rooms.
On the Sunday 3rd October we will allow for a further session of photography at Wave Rock before breakfast to catch the dawn light.
Leaving Hyden by 8.30am we will drive south west to Lake Toolibin to inspect the freshwater retention program and the swamp biology before continuing via Wickepin (home town of Albert Facey and Dorothy Hewett) to the Dryandra Forest near Cuballing and from there back to the City via Popanyinning and the Brookton Highway. We expect to be back in Perth just after sunset.
Details of share room cost and dinner at Hyden will be available shortly and transport by Edith Cowan University vehicle will be provided. Accommodation on Saturday night will be available at Wave Rock Motel.
Director, International Centre for Landscape and Language.
International Centre for Landscape and Language
More about TOOLIBIN LAKE:
Toolibin Lake is a seasonal wetland about 200 kilometres south east of Perth, in the headwaters of the Blackwood River.
A woodland of Sheoaks and Paperbarks grow across the lake floor. When flooded this habitat supports a high diversity of waterbirds, many of which use the lake to breed.
Toolibin Lake’s conservation values are based on its comparatively good water quality. Toolibin is now the largest remaining wetland representing a habitat that was once widespread across the Western Australian wheatbelt.