Explore Program

September 2015

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Friday 4 September and


Friday 18 September

Approximately 30 minutes before sunset (about 4.55pm and 5.05pm respectively) and runs for 2.5hours

Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary

Mulligans night walks

A night tour at Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary is a unique experience to step back in time and experience the Australian bush as it was 100 years ago. We will walkdeep into the Sanctuary, inside the predator-proof fence, where native animals such as bettongs are thriving in the absence of foxes and feral cats. Ages: From 12 years upwards.

Cost: $49.50

Bookings essential: bettongs.org

Every Saturday and Sunday


in September

10 am – 3 pm

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve's Sanctuary

Explore the Sanctuary

Come and meet a volunteer interpreter who will help you discover the natural wonders of the Sanctuary.

Cost: included in entry fee

No bookings required. Enquiries: 6205 1233

Every day


in September

1.30 pm

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve's Sanctuary.

Meet at Pond 4 in the Sanctuary at 1.30 pm

Pelican feed

Join a wildlife officer as they feed the pelicans. Learn about pelicans and other remarkable wetland inhabitants.

Cost: included in entry fee

No bookings required. Enquiries: 6205 1233

Friday 4 to Sunday 6 September

9 am – 4.30 pm each day

Jamison Plaza shopping centre

ParkCare display

ParkCare friends in Belconnen will showcase the beauty and diversity of the bush with their annual photographic display of wildflowers, trees and endangered grasslands. Brochures and field guides available.



13 September

10 am – 11.30 am

Mount Painter.

Meet at the summit walking track gate above the waterreservoir

Mount Painter past and present

Join Friends of Mount Painter and ParkCare Support Officer for a magical history tour, focusing on the Belconnen Hills, itsoccupants andland use over time.

Cost: Free

No bookings required. Enquiries: Sarah 0424 263 565 sarahhnatiuk@yahoo.com.au



13 September

9 am – 11.30 am

Meet Belconnen Way entry, Black Mountain, just before Caswell Drive turnoff (look for the balloons).

Wattle walk

Let's walk among the wattles on Black Mountain with local plant ecologist, Michael Doherty. The walk will mostly be flat to undulating but with a few steeper sections. Books will be for sale. Wear sun protection and sturdy shoes and bring water and snacks.

Cost: Gold coin donation

Bookings essential: provide your name and phone number to friendsofblackmountain@gmail.com or phone Linda 0437 298 711 or Libby 0427 542 298



20 September

9 am – 11.30 am

Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary.

Meet at Amy Ackman Street Forde reserve car park

Mulligans Friends spring woodland bird walk

Join us for a guided bird walk in the Sanctuary. Wear sturdy shoes and a hat and bring binoculars (if you have them) and drinking water. Stay on afterwards for a cuppa at the woolshed (BYO thermos).

Cost: Gold coin donation

No bookings required. Enquiries: 0407 899 698



27 September

10 am – 12 noon

Meet at the top of Muresk Street in Farrer

Farrer Ridge Nature Reserve spring wildflower walk

Join the Friends of Farrer Ridge Parkcare Group for a guided walk to discover the delightfully diverse wildflowers on the ridge. From nodding blue lily to rice flowers, there is colour everywhere so bring your camera, binoculars and wear a sun hat and sturdy shoes. Suitable for families.

Cost: Free

No bookings required. Enquiries: 6205 7384

Every Saturday in September

2.30 pm – 3 pm

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve's Eucalypt Forest

Meet at the Eucalypt Forest car park at 2.30 pm

Koalas in the canopy

Enjoy a talk with a ranger within the Eucalypt Forest enclosure. Search for koalas and other forest inhabitants.

Cost: included in entry fee

No bookings required. Enquiries: 6205 1233

Every Sunday in September

3 pm – 3.45 pm

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve's Sanctuary

Meet at the Sanctuary main entrance at 3 pm

Platypus pursuits

Take a walk with a ranger through Tidbinbilla's wetlands in search of the elusive platypus. It is a great way to spend a relaxing afternoon. Bring binoculars.

Cost: Included in entry fee

No bookings required. Enquiries: 6205 1233

Every Saturday in September

3.30 pm – 4 pm

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve's Visitor Information Centre

Corroboree frogs

Hear the story of the critically endangered Corroboree frog and how the captive breeding program at Tidbinbilla is trying to save this iconic species from extinction.

Cost: Free (does not include entry to the Reserve)

No bookings required. Enquiries: 62051233

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