Explore Program

Explore program - February 2016

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Date

Time

Place

Activity

Every Saturday and Sunday in February

10 am - 3.00 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 February

1.30 pm

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve's Sanctuary

Meet at Pond 4 Boardwalk 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

Every Saturday in February

3.30 pm - 4 pm

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve's Visitor Information Centre

Corroboree frogs
Hear the story of the critically endangered corroboree frog and the captive breeding program at Tidbinbilla that is helping to save this iconic species from extinction.
Cost: free (does not include entry to the reserve)

No bookings required. Enquiries: 6205 1233

Every Saturday in February

2.30 pm - 3 pm

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

Meet at the Eucalypt Forest car park at 2.30 pm

Koalas in the canopy
Enjoy a talk and walk with a ranger in 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 February

4 pm - 4.45 pm

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve's Sanctuary. Meet at the main entrance at 4 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 Sunday in February

10 am

Village Centre, National Arboretum

Forest walks
Meet at the Village Centre every Sunday at 10 am
Walks are up to one hour. Please wear sunhat, suitable walking shoes and bring a drink bottle.
Cost: Free

No bookings required.

Every day in February

10.30 am

11.30 am

1.30 pm

2.30 pm

 National Arboretum Canberra

Short introductory talks at the Village Centre
Enjoy a free 15 minute introductory talk about the Arboretum. Easy access for all abilities, wheelchair and stroller friendly. Meet at the welcome desk in the Village Centre.
Cost: Free

No bookings required.

Friday
5 February and Friday
19 February 

Approximately 30 minutes before sunset and runs for 2.5 hours
(i.e. 7.40 pm on 
5 February and 7.25 pm on

19 February)

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 walk deep 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 and up.
Cost: $49.50

Bookings essential: http://bettongs.org/visit-us/night-tours/

Sunday

7 February

10 am - 3 pm

Jerrabomberra Wetlands,

2 Dairy Road Fyshwick

World Wetlands open day
Bring your family and friends and help celebrate World Wetlands Day. There will be activities for the whole family including wetland discovery walks, heritage tours, live music, art displays, Indigenous cultural activities, outdoor photographic exhibitions, a variety of children's activities, food, stalls and more.
Cost: Gold coin donation. All proceeds support the work of the Woodlands and Wetlands Trust.
No bookings required.

Enquiries: Lori Gould 0439 030 058 or lori.gould@woodlandsandwetlands.org.au

Sunday

14 February

8.30 am - 10.30 am

Meet at Jerrabomberra Wetlands Offices,
2 Dairy Road Fyshwick

 (follow Dairy Road down to green mailbox on left and Jerrabomberra Wetlands Office sign)

Birds and brunch
Discover the special birds of Jerrabomberra Wetlands with a bird expert. The walk is followed by a light breakfast. Suitable for ages 12 years and over.
Cost: $30 per person
Bookings essential:
www.jerrabomberrawetlands.org.au

Enquiries: Lori Gould 0439 030 058

Saturday
13 and Saturday 27 February

7.45 pm - 10.15 pm

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

Tidbinbilla after dark
Join a guided spotlight tour to discover the hidden secrets of Tidbinbilla at night. At dusk the reserve comes to life with the emergence possums, kangaroos, koalas, long-nosed potoroos, eastern bettongs and southern brush-tailed rock wallabies.
Cost: Adults: $40 per person
Child (7-12years): $30 per person
Family (2Adults /2Children): $125 per family
Bookings essential:

http://naturewise.com.au/holidays/nsw-act/tidbinbilla-tid-after-dark/

Sunday
14 February

4 pm - 5.30 pm

Meet at Helms Place,
Mount Majura Nature Reserve entrance
(near junction of Rivett and Richards Streets)

Ant walk with Friends of Mount Majura
Ants are fascinating, beautiful and fun to watch. Join Macquarie University ant specialist Ajay Narendra to learn amazing things about jack-jumpers and other ants that live on Mount Majura. Children accompanied by adults are welcome. Bring a magnifying lens, wear sun protection and covered shoes. Please notify us if you are allergic to ants or bees.
Cost: Gold coin donation.
No bookings required. Enquiries: 0408 429 214

Further information: www.majura.org

Friday 26 February

7.30 pm - 9 pm

Googong
Foreshores.
Meet at the locked gate at the end of London Bridge Road off Burra Road at the southern end of Googong

Wombat spotlight walk at Googong Foreshores
Join the evening ranger guided walk searching for nature’s hairy bulldozer, the wombat. Watch them roaming around the lower banks of Burra Creek foraging for food and ducking in and out of their burrows. Bring a torch and wear sturdy walking shoes (for dirt roads) and an all-weather jacket. Suitable of children over 8 years.
Cost: Free. Numbers limited to 15
Bookings essential : 6207 2779

Saturday

27 February

9 am - 11.30 am

Meet at Jerrabomberra Wetlands Offices
2 Dairy Road Fyshwick

(follow Dairy Road down to green mailbox on left and Jerrabomberra Wetlands Office sign)

Wetlands discovery tour
Join a ranger for a tour of the Jerrabomberra Wetlands to learn about the wildlife, history and lots more. Suitable for ages 8 years and over.
Cost: $10 per person.
Bookings essential www.jerrabomberrawetlands.org.au
Enquiries: Lori Gould 0439 030 058

For further information contact Access Canberra on 13 22 81 or visit www.tams.act.gov.au  or www.nationalarboretum.act.gov.au    www.tidbinbilla.act.gov.au
Explore activities are delivered by TAMS staff and volunteers from ParkCare and Conservation Volunteers Australia.

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