Calendar

The Current Calendar (below) includes FoG and related activities. To be kept fully up to date with FoG activities, become a member, get the newsletter and if you have email access you'll also get the FoG E-bulletin with all the latest news and information. If you have queries about any of the activities below, contact the person nominated, or Contact Us.

FoG visits many private or public properties during the year to assist in plant identification and management issues. These visits usually do not appear in the FoG program because we may not know what to expect at such sites and because they are usually arranged at short notice. If you are interested in participating in property visits, Contact Us.

Please advertise this information amongst your friends and networks and support our activities.

Non FoG members are welcome to participate in FoG events.

For any FoG activity you should register with the indicated contact, who can assist with directions and possibly car pooling. By registering you assist us to organise any catering and provide you with any other information that you may need, including late changes. For all FoG activities please supply your emergency contact person's details when registering.

Calendar

16 March 2019, 7pm - 10.30pm: Wildlife walk, Yarralumla

First of a series of three twilight wildlife survey walks.

Please join us for a spotlight walk at the majestic Stirling Park - Gurubang Dhaura grassy woodlands in Yarralumla. These walks are open to anyone interested. Explore the bush by night, meet local critters, watch the stars and learn about the history and special features of this beautiful place. We hope to have a wonderful walk together and conduct a fauna survey. Walking in the bush at night is a great experience: We hope you can join us! The walk will be from 7 pm for a few hours at Stirling Park on Saturday March 16th. Please wear sturdy shoes & suitable clothing for walking at night. Spotlights and hot chocolate will be provided. Please being a gold coin donation on the night to cover costs. Group size is limited to 25 people. Please contact Sarah Aylott: saraylott@gmail.com or phone 0410 038 877 to book your place and get details of the starting point.

The other two wildlife walks at Stirling Park will be on 21 September and 16 November.

Sunday 31 March, 9am – 12.30pm: FOG Workparty, Stirling Park

The start of this year's assault on the invasive plant species at Stirling Park. Our work party at Stirling Park - Gurubang Dhaura on 31 March will be based at the car park opposite Lotus Bay on Alexandrina Drive between Flynn Drive and Mariner Place. We will be focussed on maintaining plantings, cutting and daubing regrowth woody weeds, spraying weeds, and collecting rubbish. Register with jamie.pittock@fog.org.au This work party will be automatically cancelled if: a) the forecast is for 35 deg C+, b) it is a total fire ban day, c) there is lightening, or d) there is heavy rain.

Calendar for work parties later this year

Work parties will be held on Sunday mornings between 9 am and 12:30 pm:

Weekend 12 - 14 April: revisit to property near Deua NP, NSW

On 12–14 April weekend, a FOG group will revisit the wonderful private property seen in December on the Shoalhaven River, to see what it looks like in autumn. See Alice Bauer’s account of the FOG visit there last December, on p.12 in Jan–Feb News of FOG, http://fog.org.au/Newsletters/2019-01newsletter.pdf). This time, the group will also explore the nearby Wyanbene Caves area in Deua NP. You could stay at Berlang Camping Ground (no bookings required) with its amenities block, picnic tables, barbecue facilities, carpark, toilets. Or camp at the Deua Tin Huts ($10/person per night), or stay in the Tin Hut that FOG has reserved (the largest one: $65 per person for two nights when there are 6 people). Show your interest by contacting margaret.ning@fog.org.au soon.

Weekend 10 - 12 May: Opera & grasslands at Morundah NSW

FOG plans to visit Morundah NSW, 10–12 May, to attend the performance of Don Giovanni (opera by Mozart) at Morundah Theatre, on Saturday 11 May evening (see https://www.facebook.com/events/812645549092235), and to visit grasslands and Plains-wanderer habitat in the area. To register interest, contact margaret.ning@fog.org.au.

Saturday 1 June: World Environment Day annual dinner

Conservation Council ACT Region’s annual fund-raising dinner is on Saturday 1 June, at Gandel Atrium, National Museum of Australia. Former Senator Bob Brown is guest speaker. FOG will have a table (or two).

A Saturday in July: Mid-winter talks – in planning

FOG’s annual mid-winter afternoon talks and tea will be in July this year, on Saturday 6 or 13 July. Please pencil those into your diary.

Postponed to a date to be fixed: A visit to one or several Travelling Stock Reserves (TSRs) near Bungendore or Yass NSW

This will be led by Rainer Rehwinkel and Margaret Ning, and be a one-day trip. This idea is inspired by the TSR review (see newsletter). Details are still being finalised. If you would like to join it (date permitting), please contact ann.milligan@fog.org.au to register.

Please advertise this information among your friends and networks. Non FoG members are welcome to FoG events. For inquiries or if you have an item to include, please Contact Us