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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 2017 are listed in the link below:

 

ENHS 2017 Program of Field Meetings

 

 

Out of Shire Trip 2017                            

Leeton/Griffith Area

30th October – 6th November

Fivebough Swamp, Binya State Forest and Cocoparra National Park will be the main focus for our 2017 out of shire trip. The Ramsar listed Fivebough Wetlands is two kilometres north of Leeton and attracts many summer shorebirds and other summer migrants. Binya State Forest and Cocoparra National Park have dominant stands of cypress pine, box, bull oak and mugga ironbark. These areas support a wide diversity of birdlife. Target bird species include the Painted Honeyeater, Superb and Turquoise Parrots, Brolga, Spotted and Spotless Crake, Glossy Ibis, Australasian Bittern, White-browed Treecreeper and Black-eared Cuckoo.

We plan to arrive in Griffith on the 30th October and leave from Leeton on the 6th November, spending the first half of the trip in the Griffith area and the second half around Leeton. Accommodation is available in both Griffith and Leeton. For those interested in camping there is a wonderful campsite at Woolshed Flat in Cocoparra NP and river sites are plentiful in the Murrumbidgee Valley National Park.

Please contact Lyn Burden (lynburden60[at]gmail.com or 0408 183 510) to express interest in the trip and/or find out any other details.  Please note that [at] is used in the email address for security reasons.

 
 
 

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