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Picnic for Nature and 4 wonderful walks — Sunday 16 October

Sunday, 16 Oct
12:00 pmto2:00 pm

Across NSW communities are holding Picnics for Nature. Here in Armidale we’ve added 4 Wonderful Walks.
12 noon – 2pm Armidale Arboretum Picnic below 225 Galloway St

BYO: Please bring your own food, drink and picnic rug or chairs (and family and friends)

Enjoy: the wildflowers and trees, activities for kids and adults, discover more about Armidale’s Arboretum. Find out about nature- focused groups in our community.

Whether your passion is koalas, frogs, wildflowers, skinks, Regent Honeyeaters or you simply love escaping into the bush- there will be something for everyone.

Wonderful Walks:

  • 8:00-9.30 am Mike O’Keefe Woodland: Enjoy a quiet dawdle through the reserve managed by Armidale Tree Group. An ornithologist will help you see and identify the birds. Park between 78 Kentucky St and bridge over Black Gully
  • 10:00 am Explore Creekland revegetation with Armidale Urban Rivercare Group. Hear how forests of weeds have been replaced with native habitats and see where volunteers of all ages can help plant the next 21,500 plants. Meet at the visitor information centre for 4km walk along bike path.
  • 2:30 pm Drummond Park bushland and Snow Gums Bushland Reserve: Discover wildflowers of all colours, butterfly territories and identify birds and remember the First Nations people who lived in this place until about 1940. ATG Bushcare volunteers will explain how they help the bushland regenerate. 0.5 or 2 km circuit walks from Apex Lookout (top of Jeffrey St).
  • 5:00 pm Walk along wildlife corridor (unnamed public walking reserve) with CWC bushcare volunteers. 2km. Meet on corner of Trelawney Rd and Rockvale Rd (3km from Ben Venue School).

Groups involved (more to come):

  • Armidale branch of National Parks Association
  • Armidale Tree Group and its bushcare groups
  • Australian Plants Society (Armidale)
  • Armidale Urban Rivercare Group
  • Friends of Angophora Bushland Reserve
  • Animal Welfare League NSW
  • Climate Action Armidale (SLA)
  • Northern Tablelands Wildlife Carers
  • Southern New England Landcare
  • Wildlife Habitat Group (SLA)
  • Nature Conservation Council of NSW

For more information or to have your group included in the events contact: {mobile prefix oh four} 08670684 or Kate Boyd {mobile prefix oh four} 29724026

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