The Tasmanian Land Conservancy will be conducting the annual Vale of Belvoir Field Day on February 8. The non-profit organisation is conducting the open day to showcase threatened wildflowers in their full summer splendour. Walks will be guided by experts sharing their knowledge of the incredible natural values of this remarkable landscape.

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Experts will guide visitors on bushwalks through the reserve

Vale of Belvoir Field Day: Feb 8

Everyone is invited to visit this private permanent reserve on February 8. There’s no charge, but the event is ticketed and you’ll have to act fast to secure your place at the Vale of Belvoir Field Day. 90 participants have already registered online, so it should be a really great day.

With its threatened wildflowers and fauna, diverse mosaic of native grasslands and dramatic karst landscape, the Tasmanian Land Conservancy’s Vale of Belvoir permanent reserve is one of the most important places for conservation in Tasmania. Once you’ve experienced its beauty, you’ll never forget it. See the Vale’s stunning wildflowers at the peak of their summer splendour and explore with TLC staff and expert supporters as they share their knowledge of the myriad natural values of this extraordinary permanent reserve.

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View the stunning summer display of wildflowers at the Vale of Belvoir
Everlasting Daisy wildflower ~ photo by Matthew Newton

Guided Tours of the Wildflowers

Vale of Belvoir Field Day participants can take part in a guided tour, choosing from a variety of options catering for different fitness levels.

  • The Daisy Hill Walk will traipse through grasslands along the forest edge then continue up scenic Daisy Hill, returning along nearby the Vale River. Approximately 2 to 3 hours (suitable for people with good mobility and moderate fitness).
  • The Wildflower Meander will be a stroll at a relaxed pace along the valley floor where threatened wildflowers and possibly native orchids will be in bloom. Approximately 1 to 2 hours (suitable for people with limited mobility and fitness)
  • The Kids Adventure will offer a well-supervised, entertaining and educational experience, with an exclusive kids-focussed guided nature walk and activities, bound to be fun! Approximately 2 to 3 hours (suitable for ages 5+).

Walks will leave the designated meeting place at the Vale of Belvoir Field Day soon after 10:30am with the aim of wrapping up by 2:30pm. Meet at the permanent reserve itself, located along Belvoir Rd (formerly known as Cradle Mountain Link Road). Signs will show the way from the Cradle Mountain and Belvoir Roads intersection.

Take your own lunch, snacks and drinks because the nearest shops are some distance away. As always in Tasmania, be prepared for changing weather and dress accordingly. Consider clothing suitable for cold, warm or wet weather as conditions could deteriorate suddenly at the Vale of Belvoir Field Day. Be prepared by wearing sturdy bushwalking shoes.

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You’d also be well-advised to take your camera, as photographers are promised a “field day” of opportunities!

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Wildflowers, captured by landscape photographer Carol Haberle

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Alpine Everlasting Daisy (photo by Carol Haberle)

All the fine print is available when booking online for the Vale of Belvoir Field Day. For further information, contact Phill Roach, the Community Engagement Officer of the Tasmanian Land Conservancy on 0438 826 606.

In partnership with other organisations, communities, individuals and governments, Tasmanian Land Conservancy raises funds from the public to protect irreplaceable sites and rare ecosystems by buying and managing private land in Tasmania.

Details and additional photographs for this article were supplied by Tasmanian Land Conservancy, a registered member of Think Tasmania. You can follow Tasmanian Land Conservancy via Facebook and Instagram.

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The Vale of Belvoir Field Day is hosted by Tasmanian Land Conservancy
Mossy Rock ~ photo by Rob Blakers

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