Working to protect, conserve and enhance the natural environment locally and globally.

Oatley Flora & Fauna Conservation Society

Oatley Flora & Fauna Conservation Society would like to acknowledge the Bidjigal people of the Eora nation, the Traditional Custodians of the Land and pay respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

July 2022 Field Day Oatley Lugarno Walk

July 2022 Field Day Oatley Lugarno Walk

An unfamiliar walk for some, even locals, from Jinna Rd Reserve, Peakhurst to Heinrich Reserve, Lugarno. Postponed from 31st July.

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The objectives of the Society are:

  • To stimulate interest in Australian flora and fauna;
  • To act to protect and foster an interest in the natural environment, particularly at the local level;
  • To foster an understanding of the need to conserve the natural environment and resources; and
  • To cooperate with other groups to achieve these objectives at local, state, national and international level.

Become a Society Member and Get Involved!

Members get access to monthly walks and regular evening talks on a range of fascinating topics. Our family memberships cost $25.00.

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🐣🐦🐣🐦🐣🐦🐣🐦🐣🐦🐣🐦🐣Golden Plover chicks are covered in downy feathers that mimic actual moss to blend in with their surroundings 😯The Golden Plover build their nest on the ground on open, dry tundra and lined with lichens, moss, grass, and leaves. Females can lay between 3 – 4 white to buff eggs that are heavily covered in black and brown blotches, which keep them well camouflaged among the variegated tundra vegetation. Both parents take turn to incubate the eggs over a period of 26-27 days, with the male incubating during the day while the female at night. The downy young chicks leave the nest shortly after hatching and start feeding themselves usually within a day.#wildaware #bird #wildlife #animals #savethisplanet See MoreSee Less

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πŸŒ³πŸ‘£πŸŒΏπŸ¦”πŸŒ³πŸŒΏπŸ¦πŸŒΏπŸŒ³πŸ¦‡πŸŒΏπŸ‘£πŸŒ³"Nature surrounds us, from parks and backyards to streets and alleyways. Next time you go out for a walk, tread gently and remember that we are both inhabitants and stewards of nature in our neighbourhoods." David Suzuki. See MoreSee Less

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πŸŒΏπŸ‘·β€β™€οΈπŸ‚πŸ‘·πŸŒΏπŸ‘·β€β™‚οΈπŸƒπŸ‘·β€β™€οΈπŸŒΏπŸ‘·πŸ‚πŸ‘·β€β™€οΈπŸŒΏm.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=433596742147415&id=100064912775648Poulton Park Bushcare volunteers did a tremendous job removing weeds last Friday. To get involved and do you bit for the environmental follow the link below and sign up to become a Bushcare volunteerwww.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au/Environment/Trees-and-Bushland-(1)/Bushcare-Volunteering See MoreSee Less

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🐨🌸🐨🌺🐨🌼🐨🌼🐨🌺🐨🌸🐨This morning OFF members went exploring in Heathcote National Park near Heathcote Creek and were delighted to discover a koala sleeping high in a tree.The creek had lots of water after the recent rains and there was an abundance of early spring wildflowers and birds. We are very lucky to have such special wildlife and flora so close to homeThe members who did the walk had been inspired by Tom Kristensen who spoke at OFF’s July 2022 meeting on Koalas in Heathcote National Park. www.oatleyflorafauna.org.au/index.php/2022/08/12/koalas-in-sutherland-lga/ See MoreSee Less

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A picture perfect photo of an Osprey skimming across the water, taken by Andy Woo. πŸ’§πŸ¦…πŸ˜Š See MoreSee Less

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πŸŒ³πŸ¦πŸŒΏπŸŒ³πŸ¦‰πŸŒΏπŸŒ³πŸ¦‡πŸŒΏπŸŒ³πŸ¦œπŸŒΏπŸŒ³Last night OFF was invited to give a talk to the Joeys from 2nd Mortdale Scout Group. Joeys, Cubs and Scouts about nesting boxes. The Joeys had made nesting boxes at Bunnings and were very interested to learn more about them. They were amazed to discover that it takes 90 years for a tree hollow to form, and that all sorts of animals might use them – including microbats, possums, snakes, bees and a wide variety of birds. They also learned the importance of planting native trees and shrubs to create habitat and keeping cats inside at night.Also, that it’s important to care for mature trees with hollows, because they can provide a home to so many different animals. It is encouraging to see the Joeys take an interest in nature. Thanks to Cath for organising a great initiative.πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘¦πŸͺ΅πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦πŸ˜πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘¦πŸͺ΅πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦πŸ˜πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘¦πŸͺ΅πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦πŸ˜πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘¦www.facebook.com/1781799855450082/posts/2853889558241101/ See MoreSee Less

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