Want to stretch your knowledge of our native wildlife?

Sorry that we can’t bring you more on drop bears, but we can invite you to share in brand new information on some of our fascinating native species. Attend a workshop to learn how to spot koalas and where to look for them in the Blue Mountains region (including how to track koalas stealthily by scats/poop), or attend a screening of two new films on apex predators; dingoes and eagles. The events are happening across Sydney and the Blue Mountains. Here are the details, bring a friend.

Blue Mountains Koala Project – Koala Spotting Workshops

How to spot koalas
When you’ve been out spotting koalas all day, there are certain neck-conserving techniques that our team uses!

You can help us conserve koalas, by reporting sightings of koalas and koala food trees in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. Come along to one of our koala spotting workshops and learn all about koalas, their habitats, and how to recognise their scats and signs. With this information you’ll know just where to look for them while out on your next wilderness adventure, or perhaps right in your own backyard.

The workshops are presented by Sydney Uni Masters student Alice McGlashan, who has been undertaking her research project with us and has done some fantastic work mapping out the secret spots where we need to go looking for koalas- she is holding the koala spotting workshops during the last week of May at the following locations & times, and you can just turn up the workshops are free.

Mulgoa Hall – 345-347 Littlefields Rd, Mulgoa. Wednesday 27th May, 7 – 8:30 pm
Blue Mountains World Heritage Centre – Govett’s Leap Road, Blackheath. Saturday 30th May, 1.30-3pm
Richmond, NSW – 23 Bosworth St. Sunday, 31st May, 2 – 3:30 pm

 

Dingo Dan
Dingo Dan is showing a film on the role of dingoes in our local ecosystems, titled “Battle in the Bush”

Dingo Dan, and Where Eagles Dare.

The Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute is supporting local research on dingoes and their researcher Daniel Hunter has made a short film about some of his findings and what happens when we take this predator out of the ecosystem. The film will be screened at the Fairmont Resort on the evening of June 13, and will be followed by a film from Simon Cherriman who has been satellite tracking our majestic wedge-tailed eagles.

Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains Saturday, 13 June 2015 from 4:30 PM – 8:00 PM, tickets $20 per head BOOK HERE