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Too Precious To Lose

Hurstville Museum and Gallery

Oatley Flora and Fauna Conservation Society would like to share with you images of the biodiversity that makes our bushland so rich and special - the beautiful, unusual and often overlooked plants and animals that live around the Georges River.


SO Shire & Boomerang Bags Plastic bag ban celebration

For the diary - a lovely event to celebrate the new legislation to ban some single use plastics and plastic bags!

Please join help us celebrate and recognise the work of the people involved in the Boomerang Bags initiative. Among other activities there will be a sew your own Boomerang bag workshop and demonstration. All welcome!

1 June, 6-8pm, at Studio Wildfire at Engadine.


Song and Dance Tour: Lyrebird breeding season in the Royal National Park

Royal National Park, NSW

Friday 3 June, 7:15am.
Led by bird expert and educator, Ricki Coughlan, this tour celebrates Lyrebird breeding season and the amazing forces of sexual selection. The tour begins with a talk on lyrebirds, their song, dance, ecology and biology. This is an opportunity see the Superb Lyrebird at its finest and witness some of the most iconic scenes in the world of nature.


Bundeena Maianbar Sustainability Expo

Bundeena Community Centre 17-37 Liverpool Street, Bundeena, NSW

On Saturday 25 June, between 10am - 3pm the Bundeena Maianbar Sustainability Expo will showcase how individuals and a local community are striving to live more sustainably and protect our beautiful natural environment. There will be talks, demonstrations, and hands-on activities on everything sustainable.
Quite a few Sutherland Shire Environment Centre members will be participating in this events, giving talks, and we'll be having a stall there. We hope you can come along!

Birds and the Bees Tour: Curra Moors, Royal National Park

Royal National Park, NSW

Friday 16 September, 7:15am.
Explore the birds of our coastal heath amid one of the finest flowering events on Earth. The beauty and diversity of early spring flowers on Curra Moors is intoxicating. This walk, led by bird expert and educator Ricki Coughlan, will begin through a dry sclerophyll ridge-top woodland with heathy understorey before entering the vast expanse of complex heath on Curra Moors in the Royal National Park. Our target birds are Southern Emu-wren, Chestnut-rumped Heathwren, Variegated Fairy-wren, Beautiful Firetail and Tawny-crowned Honeyeater. On the way we’ll meet many other favourites and make new friends too!


Festival of the fairy-wren Tour: Greenhills Reserve

Greenhills Reserve North end of Don Lucas Reserve, Cronulla, NSW

Friday 7 October, 7:15am.
The dune ecology of Greenhills Reserve is one of the great environmental gems of Cronulla. Join bird expert and educator, Ricki Coughlan, to explore and be astounded by the fascinating bird life, plants and reptiles which thrive in this scrubby heath right on our doorstep.


A Rainforest Calendar Tour: Royal National Park

Royal National Park, NSW

Friday 18 November, 7:15am.
Deep dive into nature’s year, or the seasons of the rainforest. We’ll meet the beautiful and fascinating butterflies and birds which express the changing of the seasons in our local rainforests and ponder the relevance of the seasons on a calendar based on astronomical observations made by humans in Europe. This tour, led by bird expert and educator Ricki Coughlan, will be timed with the courtship of Satin Bowerbirds and nesting of the migratory Black-faced Monarch and sedentary Brown Gerygones, Yellow-throated Scrubwrens and Green Catbirds along with the fruiting of the forest and emergence of the beautiful male Wonder Brown butterflies.