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Media Release - 6 September 2018
Leave the winter chills behind and bask in the sunshine by joining Campbelltown City Council’s ‘Spring into nature’ walk and talk series.
Campbelltown City boasts pristine bushland, unspoilt waterways and prolific wildlife – all close to our urban centres and near to where many residents live.
Council’s spring walk and talk series is a great way for families and people of all ages to enjoy the warmth of nature and the great outdoors while experiencing and learning more about our amazing natural environment.
Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr George Brticevic, said the annual walk and talk series was a wonderful opportunity for locals to make the most of our city’s natural environment and to connect with nature.
“We’re lucky to live in an area which has all the modern conveniences of a city, and also provides limitless opportunities to get outdoors and enjoy the amazing natural environment that is our collective backyard,” he said.
“The walk and talk series offers a diverse range of activities including walks along the Georges River, guided tours to spotlight night animals including bats and possums, bird watching and informative talks about the importance of local pollinators.
“I encourage locals to check out Council’s ‘Spring into nature’ calendar and find an event or events which suit your interest.”
‘Spring into nature’ walk and talk series events include:
- The inaugural Spotlighting Animals of the Night Tour – Smiths Creek Reserve on Friday 28 September and Saturday 29 September, 6-8pm – A guided night spotlighting tour searching for unique animals of the night including possums, wallabies, owls, gliders and maybe even one of the resident koalas along the tracks and fire trails in the reserve in Ruse.
- Flora, Fauna and Habitats of Noorumba Reserve on Sunday 14 October, 10am to 12.30pm – An informative walk and talk to showcase the flora, fauna and diverse habitats of one of Council’s largest bushland reserves which is located in Rosemeadow.
- Georges River Water Bug Blitz – Simmos Beach Reserve on Sunday 28 October, 9am to 12pm – Learn about the Georges River environment and how waterbugs help to indicate river health before going on a walk along the river trail at Macquarie Fields. You might even spot an elusive Georges River platypus.
- Bringing Back the Buzz on Sunday 11 November, 11am to 12.30pm – Hear about the importance of local pollinators, and what you can do to increase and protect their populations at John Kidd Reserve at Blair Athol.
- A Night with the Bats – Milton Park on Saturday 17 November, 6.30-8.30pm – Visit the park in Macquarie Fields during this inaugural event and learn about the work that is happening to conserve the unique grey headed flying fox across Campbelltown and the Sydney Region, and the important role they play in the environment.
- Birds of the Bush – Scattergood Reserve on Sunday 25 November, 7-9am – Search for some of the unique bird life at this bird watching event in the pristine Georges River corridor at St Helens Park.
The Campbelltown Council Spring Walk and Talk series is proudly supported by Conservation Volunteers Australia, Wildside Australia, WIRES, Sydney Wildlife, Georges Riverkeeper, Australasian Bat Society, NSW National Parks Association, Campbelltown City Council Bushcare, Macarthur Birds and NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.
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