Last chance! Pack the gumboots for a wetland ramble at Maam Reserve, Warrnambool this Sat Dec 6

The Maam Water Reserve Open Day is on at 10.30am this Saturday! Head along to hear about the amazing range of rare flora species in the reserve – including orchids, marsh flowers and daisies – and have a wander with our expert guides. Morning tea provided and we’ll finish around midday.

Maam Open Day


Maam Water Reserve is a tiny 7 hectare ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ wetland on the outskirts of Warrnambool, yet it’s home to an amazing 111 native flora species, with 44 of these being endangered, rare or significant (report by Geoff Carr 2011). Some extremely hard-to-find species can be found at the reserve, including the Basalt Leek-orchid, Lacey River Buttercup and a variant of the Running Marsh Flower found only at Maam, amongst a wide variety of other wetland plants.

You can download a pdf of the flyer here. For more details or to register, contact Jonathan at or call 0402 6633 63.

Marsh Flower (Maam) (Villarsia reniformis)
(J. Tuck)

Basalt Leek-orchid (Prasophyllum viretrum)
(J. Tuck)