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.

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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πŸŒ³πŸ§‘β€πŸŒΎπŸŒΏπŸ¦‰πŸ΅πŸŒ³πŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎπŸŒ³πŸŒΈπŸ¦‡πŸŒΏπŸ‘¨β€πŸŒΎπŸŒ³A few action-packed days for OFF! A week ago members helped out with bushcare in Kyle Williams Reserve.Then on Saturday, the Lions Christmas Market Day was a great success, with OFF selling over three trays of locally indigenous tube-stock plants. The calendar, published this year by Oatley Heritage and Historical Society, was popular (still only $10 and available at the The hungry spoon cafe Oatley, Oatley West Newsagency, O’Connor’s Pharmacy and at street stalls on the next 3 Saturdays).We also sold Christmas cards, environmental friendly decorations and soft toys and gave away many OFF brochures and children’s nature-focused work-sheets.On Monday night, committee members Matthew and Adrian spoke in favour of the motion by Councillor Ben Wang : to promote the "Compost Revolution". It was passed unanimously, so residents can learn how to make compost and can purchase discounted worm farms & bins.On Tuesday we held our last Streamwatch session for 2023, in Myles Dunphy Reserve and the creek water tested as clean and healthy after the rain.Thank you to to our members and friends who are writing submissions on Save Carss Park Pool and Save Todd Park! (closes 8th December) @followers and the Oatley Park Plan of Management (closes15 December). is now on Instagram! 😊 See MoreSee Less
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πŸŒ³πŸŒΏπŸ‘¨β€πŸŒΎπŸŒΈπŸ¦‹πŸŒΏπŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎπŸŒΏπŸπŸŒΊπŸ§‘β€πŸŒΎπŸŒΏπŸŒ³Today OFF members worked at Boorea Reserve near Oatley station with Georges River Bushcare officer John, to weed an area first planted by OFF in May 2017. The volunteers did a considerable amount of delicate hand weeding to remove several bags of Turkey weed, Milk weed, and kept the wall of Ehrharta grass away from the predominantly native grassland area beneath the Turpentines.The bush is looking good with a few flowers, berries and seeds present. Many passers-by thanked us for our work, while another pointed out a dumped tyre which was also removed. See MoreSee Less
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The blossoms of Oatley’s gorgeous gum trees are simply stunning! πŸ’œπŸŒ³πŸ’› See MoreSee Less
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πŸŒ³πŸ¨πŸŒΏπŸ§‘β€πŸŒΎπŸ¦‡πŸ’§πŸ¨πŸ’§πŸ¦‡πŸ‘¨β€πŸŒΎπŸŒΏπŸ¨πŸŒ³2023 Banks Volunteer of the Year Awards OFF’s nominee, Geoff Francis received a 2023 Banks Volunteer of the Year Award on 11 October. πŸ¨πŸŒΏπŸ¦‡The awards were presented by David Coleman and Senator Jane Hume, in a ceremony to recognise and celebrate the wonderful efforts of volunteers in the many community organisations in the Federal electorate of Banks. There was more than 50 other volunteers nominated by their organisations. OFF’s nomination read: πŸ‘‡Geoff is a stalwart member of Oatley Flora and Fauna whose specialist knowledge in many fields of natural science is valued by our organisation. He also generously shares his knowledge with the wider community, for the benefit of all. He has volunteered with councils and community groups (including Conservation Volunteers Australia – CVA) in a range of programs including Bushcare and Streamwatch, for more than 20 years.Over that period Geoff has also dedicated many, many hours to studying vulnerable species, in particular the Grey-headed Flying-fox and the Koala. He loads his records onto the NSW Department of Planning and Environment’s Bionet database, so they are available in the public domain.Since 2010, Geoff has monitored and reported on the Grey-headed Flying Fox camp in Myles Dunphy Reserve in Oatley. His valuable records of this threatened species and the food sources on which it depends, presented a compelling case against Georges River Council‘s proposed seniors’ housing development in the reserve, and were acknowledged in the Draft Oatley Flying-fox Camp Management Plan 2021. He has also undertaken bushcare in this reserve, to enhance the flying-foxes’ habitat.Since 2016 Geoff has undertaken a range of activities to monitor Koala populations in the Southern Highlands and Sydney Basin Koala Network; these include radio-tracking and canopy searches. Currently he is volunteering 2 days per month, just on Koala surveys.He is a champion for greater protection of local wetlands and Sydney’s Water catchment. He has liaised with Sydney Water to regularly report sewage overflows and to campaign for improvements to sewerage infrastructure.Geoff has shared his deep knowledge and appreciation of our rich biodiversity with residents by leading them on Aussie Backyard Bird Count (a citizen science program celebrating its 10th anniversary this year) and night-spotting walks.Recently he has been leading field trips for CVA’s Rockdale Wetlands Project.Geoff is a quiet achiever who is dedicated to protecting our environment for the benefit and enjoyment of all in our community. @followers 🐸🌿This award is so well-deserved by Geoff and our OFF members and community thank you for your enormous contribution to the environment sustained over such a long period of time. πŸ‘ πŸ˜‡ See MoreSee Less
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❀️ Spectacular colours of Oatley! πŸ’œ See MoreSee Less
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