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Natural Connection City of Newcastle March 2017

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What’s happening!

Dusk Habitat Hikes

  • Monday 20 March 7pm George McGregor Reserve (meet opposite 25 Cambridge Drive, Rankin Park)
  • Tuesday 21 March 7pm Jesmond Bushland (meet opposite 31 Robinson Avenue, Lambton)
  • Wednesday 29 March 6.45pm Wallsend Brickworks Park (meet on Victory Parade, Wallsend – opposite Crest Road)
  • Thursday 30 March 6.45pm Richley Reserve, Blackbutt (meet in carpark – duck pond end)

Discover the wonderful world of microbats and help install a microbat box

  • Sunday 19 March 9am Kotara Park (meet near Scout Hall, Kotara)
  • Sunday 19 March 1:30pm Aries Way Reserve (meet next door to 80 Aries Way, Elermore Vale)
  • Sunday 26 March 8:30am Wallsend Brickworks Park (meet at end of Iranda Grove, Wallsend)
  • Sunday 26 March 1pm Bushland Corridor (meet next door to 20 Barellan Street, Lambton)

To book call 4974 2622 or email

Please wear covered shoes, long pants, bring a bottle of water, a torch (if attending a habitat hike) and rain jacket if rain is forecast.

Landcare Campus Day

Get out there, get involved and be active.

Thursday 23 March 2017, 10am – 12pm

Meet at Warabrook train station, University of Newcastle, Callaghan Campus. FREE LUNCH. Wear sturdy footwear, long sleeves, long pants, sunscreen, insect repellent.

To RSVP contact Jess Styan on 4961 2358 or 

Wetland Walkabout

Come along to learn and discover the amazing habitats, wildflowers, birds, wetlands and conservation activities at Belmont Wetlands State Park.

Saturday 25 March, 9am – 11am
Meet at Jewells Crossing, Kalaroo Road, Belmont North

Wear sturdy footwear, hat, long sleeves, long pants, sunscreen, insect repellant.
Bookings essential: Phone 4961 2358 or email

Throsby Action Station

Get along to Islington Park Maitland Road, Islington on Sunday 2 April to find out about the fascinating history of Throsby Creek and be part of planning for its future.

Between 9am and 5pm there will be a range of activities for all ages including:

  • an early morning creek clean up
  • a children’s treasure hunt
  • talks and workshops on catchment and stormwater health
  • a chance to check out the Ocean Action Pod interactive marine debris trailer and Newcastle 3D flood model
  • a talk on the birds of Throsby Creek from local bird observer Tom Clarke
  • a dusk flying-fox walk and talk at Carrington mangroves

Food and drink will also be available for sale. No bookings are required but if you’d like to find out more please call 4964 9308 or email

Junior Ranger Day

Wednesday 12 April 2017

See Richley Reserve come to life between 11am and 1pm with a feast of school holiday activities including environmental art & craft activities, face painting and critter encounters.

Where: Richley Reserve (off Freyberg Street, New Lambton

Stay tuned

Ironbark Creek Community Planting Day – Saturday 29 April 2017 9am to 1pm 

Mini-Bioblitz – May 2017

World Environment Day – June 2017

Landcare Group work days

For names, locations, meeting days and times of all Newcastle City Council Landcare groups:

Our vision is to preserve and protect biodiversity and our natural environment, and to foster community awareness and participation in sustainable natural resource management for Newcastle.

Volunteers of The City of Newcastle Landcare will be working within the framework of the Landcare Ethic: working towards the ecological restoration and sustainable management of the land and water resources in the Hunter Region and to pass on a healthier natural environment to future generations.