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Bush Explorers

To help you get the best out of your local environment we are running a program of free Bush Explorer events which compliments our Bushcare Program.

River with small waterfall. Ingleburn Weir. Photo taken by Yvonne Budd, Nature Photo Competition, 2014 Image of Ingleburn Weir, taken by Yvonne Budd as part of the Macarthur Nature Photography Competition

These bush explorer events feature a mix of activities, including opportunities to experience a host of wildlife: be it the birds and bugs that bring the bush to life, an artist's palette of spring woodland flowers, spotlighting animals in the night or grey headed flying foxes dispersing into the night. 

You will also learn about local vegetation and the unique flora and fauna that it supports, delve into the secrets of bushcare and hear firsthand about Dharawal Aboriginal culture and heritage.

Upcoming events

Bush Explorers has returned

Our Bush Explorers activities have recommenced, but things will be a little different, due to strict COVID-19 WHS guidelines, that are now in place.

 


Birdwatching

Birdwatching for Beginners at Park Central, Campbelltown

When Event
Saturday 28 November
1.00pm - 3.00pm

Birdwatch for Beginners - Park Central

Join us for an afternoon wander through the park to both look for the local birdlife and learn the tricks of the trade of birdwatching at Park Central.

Walking grade: Grade 2: Easy



Bushtucker walk

Spring into nature bushtucker walk

When Event
Saturday 14 November
1.00pm - 3.00pm

Spring into Nature - Smith's Creek Reserve

Join us for an afternoon bushwalk for a fascinating insight into the bush tucker of Smith's Creek Reserve. We will wander through the forests and creeks, looking for the bush tucker plants traditionally utilised by the Dharawal people of the region. We will learn how to identify the plants, find out about their uses and significance and learn how the Dharawal people managed the land.

Walking grade: Grade 2: Easy - Moderate



Bug hunt

Spring into nature bug hunt

When Event
Friday 13 November
1.00pm - 3.00pm 

Bugs of the Bush - John Kidd Reserve

Join us for an afternoon bushwalk to experience the dazzling diversity of the bug life of John Kidd Reserve. We will take a wander through the forest to listen and look out for host of seasonal bug life that calls the reserve home. Form the beauty of butterflies to a chorus of cicadas the Campbelltown bush harbours an amazing array of insects, spiders and other weird and wonderful mini beasts to entrance and fascinate you.

Walking grade: Grade 2: Easy

Wednesday 25 November
9.00am - 11.00am 

Bugs of the Bush - Peter Meadows Reserve

Join us for a morning bushwalk to experience the dazzling diversity of the bug life of Peter Meadows Reserve. We will take a wander through the forest to listen and look out for host of seasonal bug life that calls the reserve home. From the beauty of butterflies to a chorus of cicadas the Campbelltown bush harbours an amazing array of insects, spiders and other weird and wonderful mini beasts to entrance and fascinate you.

Walking grade: Grade 3: Easy - Moderate (Steep sections)



Nature Walk

 Serenity stroll down to Georges River

When Event
Wednesday 11 November
9.00am - 11.00am 

Spring Songsters - Spring Creek Reserve

Join us for a morning bird walk to look and listen for bush birds in their busy breeding season. We will also find out about the great work that is happening in this important wildlife area of Campbelltown.

Walking grade: Grade 2: Easy - Moderate

Sunday 29 November
1.00pm - 3.00pm 

Nature Walk - The Old Ford Road

Join us for an afternoon bushwalk to look and learn about the diverse natural history down the Old Ford Road. We will wander via the forest and riverside to learn about the habitats and look for the array of wildlife that is found within them. We will also find out about the great work that is happening in this beautiful part of Campbelltown.

Walking grade: Grade 3: Moderate - Hard (Steep sections)

Wednesday 9 December
9.00am - 11.00am 

Summer Serenity Stroll - Keith Longhurst Reserve

Join us for a gentle bushwalk through the beautiful forests of the Georges River bushland. We will focus on using all our senses to fully appreciate nature, improve mindfulness and reduce stress. 

Walking grade: Grade 3: Moderate - Hard (Steep sections)


What will I need to bring?

Please wear long pants, sturdy shoes and warm clothing and bring a bottle of water, and if you have them, camera and binoculars to help you get the best out of your wildlife spotting.

Date and time

  • Wednesday 09 December 2020 / 9.00AM - 11.00AM
  • Sunday 29 November 2020 / 1.00PM - 3.00PM
    Past Event
  • Saturday 28 November 2020 / 1.00PM - 3.00PM
    Past Event
  • Wednesday 25 November 2020 / 9.00AM - 11.00AM
    Past Event
  • Saturday 14 November 2020 / 1.00PM - 3.00PM
    Past Event
  • Friday 13 November 2020 / 1.00PM - 3.00PM
    Past Event

Suitable for

Youth 12-17Young Adults 18 -24FamiliesAdultsSeniors

Cost

This is a free event.

Booking information

Bookings are essential. If you can no longer make the event please let us know so we can contact our waitlists.

Register to attend
Event category: EducationExperiences (eg. tours, attractions)Featured Event SeriesWaste, Environment & Sustainability
-34.0643261,150.787324
, Campbelltown 2560
Event

Location: Various reserve locations in the Campbelltown area

Contact: Bushcare Officer

Phone: 0447 234 373

Email: bushcare@campbelltown.nsw.gov.au

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