Australia’s waterways under the magnifying glass!
Spring into a Waterbug Blitz in your local area!
The National Waterbug Blitz will bring scientists and citizen scientists together to look at river health on a local and national scale!
You are invited to an Introductory Workshop to learn how to collect and identify waterbugs, plus how to use the Waterbug App.
Then, you’ll have all the skills you need to do your own Waterbug Blitz at your local freshwater waterway!
Participants are to please bring along on the day:
– A folding chair
– Food & water/drinks for the day for yourself
– Hat, sunscreen, insect repellent – you will be working outdoors!!!
– Gumboots or waders
– Your smart phone with The Waterbug App downloaded to it – Google Play or iTunes App Store
For more information on the National Waterbug Blitz, go to www.waterbugblitz.org.au
Your Introductory Workshop will be held on
Thursday 27th September
Frank Robinson Park*, Dungog
10:00am – 3:00pm
To RSVP, please contact
Jane Lloyd-Jones on 4938 4958 or email@example.com
by 20th September
Limited places available, so be quick!
* Frank Robinson Memorial Park is on Stroud Hill Rd, on the left hand side heading out of Dungog towards Stroud
A Local TreasureThe Hunter River Reserve provides spectacular views over Luskintyre and Lambs Valley, cradled between Lambs Mountain and the Moonabung Range.
Containing one of the last remaining stands of intact native vegetation along the Lower Hunter River, endangered vegetation commu-nities, a host of native wildlife, and direct river access via historic sandstone steps and pathways, the reserve is a treasure trove of environmental and heritage features.
Heritage Talk and Biodiversity Walk Join us for a FREE ‘Heritage Talk and Biodiversity Walk’ to learn about the reserve’s unique history and environment.
Date: Saturday 8th September 2018
Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm
Meet: Hunter River Reserve Lookout (accessed off Orient Street) – refer map overpage
Food: Lunch and refreshments provided.
Register to attend:
Ashley Bacales | NRM Project Coordinator
Hunter Joint Organisation
P: (02) 4978 4028
Free fun for families
Thursday 4 October, 10am-2pm, Blue Gum Hills Regional Park, Minmi Road, Minmi (back-up day in case of cancellation Thursday 11 October)
Free BBQ lunch
- Win great prizes
- Interact with live native animals
- Learn about bats, bees and birds
- Free native plants
- Free activities and craft
- Learn about biodiversity
- Nature walks
- Meet other nature lovers
- Learn about volunteering in nature
- Discover nature near you
Spotlights & Stories
Friday 12 October 6.45pm-8.30pm
Meet at Jewells Crossing Kalaroo Road, Belmont North
Free Nocturnal Bush Activity for kids (aged 6-12 years) in the school holidays.
Explore the forest at dusk and listen to cultural stories about the land.
All kids must be accompanied by an adult.
Wear sturdy footwear, long sleeves, long pants, and bring a water bottle.
Book your spot at eventbrite.com.au or 0429 267 234