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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πŸŒ³πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈπŸŒΏπŸ¦‰πŸŒ³πŸŒΊπŸšΆβ€β™€οΈπŸŒΊπŸŒ³πŸ¦‰πŸŒΏπŸšΆπŸŒ³On this perfect Sunday morning, OFF and Georges River Association members including Councillor Ben Wang : and Councillor Peter Mahoney: joined a bushwalk at H.V. Evatt Park, organised by Lugarno Progress Association – LPA.LPA member and long-term resident Ross Simon led the walk, and participants welcomed his vast knowledge gained from years of looking after the park as a keen bushcarer. Ross pointed out many species of vegetation, both native and exotic, the caves, Aboriginal middens, and evidence of human activity in the park, including a former orchard and disused sandstone quarry. Webbs Dam acts as an important filter for stormwater entering the river. It was also interesting to discover that an extinct volcano is present on the site, and that the Georges River National Park borders Evatt Park.Ross explained that the park was named after the esteemed Herbert Vere Evatt, former MP for Barton, Minister for External Affairs and Attorney-General, and president of the United Nations General Assembly. We also found out that, in 1788, prior to landing at what is now Sydney Harbour, Governor Philip sailed up the river past what is now Evatt Park, and had cordial interactions with the local Indigenous community at Gertrude Point, the site of "Glenlee". Currently, the community and Georges River Council is advocating strongly to Save Glenlee Lugarno. @followers One of the many highlights of the walk was seeing a Powerful Owl which had captured a possum.Walkers collected four bags of rubbish (mainly plastic bottles and polystyrene) from the river’s edge.It was a beautiful spring day, and everyone present expressed their appreciation to Ross and to the LPA for an enjoyable and educational experience. See MoreSee Less
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πŸ˜‡πŸ¦‰πŸ€ŽπŸ¦‰πŸ€ŽπŸ¦‰πŸ˜‡πŸ¦‰πŸ€ŽπŸ¦‰πŸ€ŽπŸ¦‰πŸ˜‡This beautiful Boobook was found on the ground in Oatley Park today being attacked by Butcher birds. It wasn’t injured but it was underweight. It is now being treated by a vet for suspected rat poisoning and will be released once recovered. Thanks to members Susan and Sonia for the pics and for caring for the Bookbook, and to Chris, our local "Owl Man" who rescued him!Sadly, many of us quickly reach for rat poison at the first sign of a rodent.However most of these commonly available poisons are β€œsecond generation anticoagulant rodenticides” which take up to a week to kill the rodent. During this time they are sluggish and easy prey for owls and other native animals. The poison then accumulates in the predator, causing weakness and often death. Our family pets can also eat poisoned rodents.We can deter rats and mice from our homes by clearing vegetation close to the house, reducing the food sources such as pet food and compost, and blocking access to the building. And of course, we can support our natural predators to do what they do best, without putting themselves in harm’s way! More at: πŸ‘‡…Georges River Council Save Sydney’s Koalas Greater Sydney Landcare Georges Riverkeeper Streamwatch Sutherland Shire Environment Centre National Parks Association Southern Sydney Branch Georges River Trees Saving Sydneys Trees BirdLife Australia See MoreSee Less
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πŸ¦‰πŸ’›πŸ¦‰πŸ’›πŸ¦‰πŸ’›πŸ¦‰πŸ’›πŸ¦‰πŸ’›πŸ¦‰πŸ’›πŸ¦‰A beautiful Barn Owl seen recently in Bexley. Thanks Gez for the lovely photo!Sutherland Shire Environment Centre St George District Residents Network Inc.Saving Sydneys Trees BirdLife Australia Botany Bay and Catchment Alliance Inc. Save Our Trees Georges River Trees See MoreSee Less
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