Getting back to nature locally
THE Wangaratta community has the chance to discover the natural wonders found right on their doorstep at the third Wangaratta Community Nature Day to be held on Saturday, November 19 between 10.30am and 1.30pm at Apex Park.
Ian Davidson, president of the Wangaratta Urban Landcare Group, invites everyone to the day which will have a host of informative stalls, fun events and a walk along Bullawah Trail for people with a serious interest in local nature conservation, families with children and those seeking ideas and advice on their local environment.
This free event includes a barbecue lunch and is organised jointly by the Urban Landcare Group and Wangaratta Sustainability Network, with terrific support from Rural City of Wangaratta, Trust for Nature and the Ovens Landcare Network.
“The community nature day is aimed at providing interesting opportunities for the public to engage and learn more about the area in which they live,” Mr Davidson said.
“One of the highlights of the day will be the display and results of the Wild Wangaratta photo competition which many local budding photographers have taken part in and the announcement of the summer Carp Muster program for this year.”
There will be stalls covering a range of environmental subjects including waterbugs, wildlife nest boxes, native plant advice, native bees and a treasure hunt for kids.
The day will conclude with a walk exploring Wangaratta’s hidden gem - the Bullawah Trail along the Ovens River led by Mr Davidson.
NATURALLY FUN: Sally, Alice (eight) and Reg Colson (three and a half) enjoy exploring the natural wonders found in Wangaratta.
PHOTO: Emma Hillier