Get­ting back to na­ture lo­cally

Wangaratta Chronicle - - News -

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

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