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Field Meetings

 

Field meetings are held on the fourth Sunday and most second Saturdays of the month, from February to November.  They provide an opportunity for members to meet with one another, develop skills in identifying various aspects of the natural environment, and discover the local area.  While birds are a focus, the interests of the group include mammals, insects, reptiles, frogs, plants and fungi.

Walks are generally of an easy grade and include beach, coastline, forest and rainforest habitats.  Saturday meetings start at 2pm and generally finish between 4 and 4.30pm.  Sunday meetings start at 9am and finish around lunch time.

What to bring to field meetings?  Binoculars, water, a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent are recommended.  As some meetings involve long walks and tracks can be uneven, it is suggested that good walking shoes are worn.  Sunday meetings generally finish with lunch and a chat, so bring some food and a chair.

Visitors are welcome.  Members and visitors will be asked to sign a Registration Form, which is an acknowledgement of risks and obligations.

Please contact Julie Morgan on 0457 637 227 or click here to email regarding field meetings.

 

Field meetings for 2018 are listed in the link below:

 

ENHS 2018 Program of Field Meetings

 

Out of Shire Trip 2018 to Mallacoota and Croajingolong National Park, 12th to 20th November

Croajingolong National Park is 280 kms south of Batemans Bay and is situated on the far north-east coast of Victoria. It is a spectacular national park, with habitats ranging from temperate rainforest and heathlands to wild coastlines. Accommodation is available in Mallacoota and the surrounding area.

We are likely to encounter many birds that are not as common in our area, such as Eastern Ground Parrot, Tawny-crowned Honeyeater and a variety of shorebirds. People can come for a few days or for the whole time. We may also arrange a day trip to Marlo and Cape Conran Coastal Park/ Cabbage Tree Creek on one of the days and there is a possibility of a cruise on the inlet.

Please contact Lyn Burden (0418 999 824 or lynburden60[at]gmail.com *) if you are interested in finding out more information. An itinerary will be available closer to the time and if there are any special requests, please let Lyn know. An email list will be organised for all those who have expressed interest and all subsequent information on the trip will be communicated this way.

* Please note that [at] is used instead of @ for security on this website.

 

 

Field Meeting Reports are written by members from time to time and will be posted here.  Just click on the titles below, then click on the PDF file link on the page that appears:

 

Jemisons Point field trip report

PAN-BOOLA field meeting

Field Meeting, Cullendulla

ENHS Field Meeting, Comerang

ENHS Field Meeting, Broulee Island

ENHS Field Meeting, Wagonga Inlet

ENHS Field Meeting, Monga National Park

ENHS Field Meeting, Durras

ENHS Field Meeting, Wallaga Lake