Welcome to FOGGS
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The Friends Of Grampians Gariwerd has around 80 members. Of these members, there are about 20 locals with the remaining members coming from other parts of Victoria and some from interstate.
We work in close co-operation with the local staff of Parks Victoria. FOGGs came into existence in 1984, the same year as the Grampians was declared a National Park. Over the years we have created many joint projects we can look back on with pride.
Please feel free to explore our site to see the types of activities we undertake.
Our Flood Recovery Works page will provide information on the works being undertaken in the Grampians National Park to recover from the floods.
Cynthia has sent us another image – let’s let Cynthia explain:
Here’s an autumnal bee for the newsletter. When looking up what the local bee species are I was utterly charmed to discover blue-banded bees and their habit of sleeping in groups, clinging with their mouths to little plant stems; and also found a scientific paper saying that using blue-banded bees as tomato pollinators results in 11-21% larger tomatoes. So this is Amegilla chlorocyanea with a tomato flower. This is the first time I’ve drawn a bee, so hopefully it’s up to snuff and doesn’t horrify any entomologists. :)
This image of a Long Nosed Potoroo was donated by Cynthia Clark. You can see her motivation for this donation in our news section
For some ideas on what to do while visiting the Grampians please have a look at the Visit Grampians You Tube Channel.