Port Elliot Probus goes green on nature study trip to Ashbourne

Going green was the theme of a nature study trip last week in the new greening countryside for members of the Port Elliot and Middleton Probus Club.

The club took a study session at Ashbourne's valley of apple and pear orchards to view the Fleurieu countryside and take in the greening fields after recent rain.

It was followed by lunch at The Greenman Inn, where they not only discussed their observations but also learned the history of the recently-renovated hotel, which was built in 1865.

The trip was rounded out with a happy group tree hug of a nearby 800-year-old river red gum.