Activities

June - July 2021 Activities

Please note that the number of places on each walk is limited so that social distancing can be taken into account, and that you must contact the leader to book a place if you would like to attend.

Tuesday 1 June 2021, 7.30pm, Evening Meeting
Coniston Community Centre, 26 Bridge Street, Coniston
Common gulls and their not so common movements’, Dr Bethany Hoye, Lecturer and ARC Research Fellow, University of Wollongong.   Together with Kim Maute (UOW) and Nicholas Carlisle (OEH), Bethany has been tracking the movements of silver gulls breeding on Big Island.  They were initially interested in where the gulls were foraging during the breeding season, but now have a wealth of data about non-breeding movements that leaves them with more questions than answers.
Please note that the following restrictions remain in place to keep us all COVID safe:
We are allowed a maximum of 40 people in the hall.  Please ‘register’ for the event by sending an email (penpott@yahoo.com <mailto:penpott@yahoo.com>) or SMS (0430 343 525) to Penny Potter.
You will be required to check in with the QR code displayed on the wall inside the hall. Please have the Service NSW app downloaded on your phone before arrival if possible.
The wearing of masks is optional.
Seating will be socially distanced into single seats and family groups. 
Unfortunately, we aren’t allowed to share food so please do not bring plates of food to share with other members.  However, please bring your own food to consume if you would like to.
There won’t be any raffles, library or clothing sale.

Thursday 3 June 2021, 12.30 to 1.30pm, Botanic Gardens Walk,
Leader: Martin Potter, Mobile 0437 683 677
Lunchtime bird walk. Meet at the Discovery Centre. We have permission to use the nearby car park on Madoline Street (off Irvine Street), and a car park permit is no longer required. Please send Martin a text to let him know that you would like to book a spot if you would like to attend.

Saturday 5 June 2021, 8.30am, Integral Energy Park
Leader: Suze Giuffre, Mobile 0414 860 740
Meet in the car park off Darkes Road, West Dapto - the driveway is just past the Motor Museum on the right. Driveway marked with a sign stating: “Integral Energy Recreation Park”.  Half day walk. Bring morning tea, hat, sunscreen, and wear enclosed sturdy shoes.  Please send Suze a text to book your spot if you would like to attend.

Friday 11 June 2021, 8.30am, Tallawarra Ash Ponds
Leaders: Michelle and Dave Rower, Mobile 0421 335 037
Bring carry morning tea and wear enclosed sturdy shoes.  Meet on Yallah Bay Road which leads to the Energy Australia Tallawarra Power Station. This is only accessible from the Princes Highway southbound from Dapto. If coming from the south, you need to take the first Dapto exit and turn right onto the Princes Highway. Yallah Bay Road is the second left after this turn. Park on the left-hand side of the road of Yallah Bay Road about 300 metres from the turn off opposite gate 37.  Please send Dave a text to let him know that you will be coming on the walk on 0409 071 815.

Sunday 20 June 2021, 8.30am, Atlassing at Bellambi
Leader: Martin Cocker, Mobile 0418 429 132
An atlas survey of this IB adopted site, about 2 hrs duration. Meet in the car park at the end of Bott Drive, off Rothery Street, Bellambi.  Bring morning tea, hat, sunscreen and wear sturdy enclosed shoes.  Please send Martin a text to book your spot if you would like to attend.

Thursday 1 July 2021, 12.30 to 1.30pm, Botanic Gardens Walk,
Leader: Martin Potter, Mobile 0437 683 677
Lunchtime bird walk. Meet at the Discovery Centre. We have permission to use the nearby car park on Madoline Street (off Irvine Street), and a car park permit is no longer required. Please send Martin a text to let him know that you would like to book a spot if you would like to attend.

Tuesday 6 July 2021, 7.30pm, Evening Meeting
Coniston Community Centre, 26 Bridge Street, Coniston
"A Slide Night Featuring the Photos of Ellis MacNamara", Terrill Nordstrom.  Ellis MacNamara was a well-known local ornithologist and photographer.  His slide collection has recently been donated to the club by his family.

Please note that the following restrictions remain in place to keep us all COVID safe:
We are allowed a maximum of 40 people in the hall.  Please ‘register’ for the event by sending an email (penpott@yahoo.com <mailto:penpott@yahoo.com>) or SMS (0430 343 525) to Penny Potter.
You will be required to check in with the QR code displayed on the wall inside the hall. Please have the Service NSW app downloaded on your phone before arrival if possible.
The wearing of masks is optional.
Seating will be socially distanced into single seats and family groups. 
Unfortunately, we aren’t allowed to share food so please do not bring plates of food to share with other members.  However, please bring your own food to consume if you would like to.
There won’t be any raffles, library or clothing sale.

Saturday 10 July 2021 - Pelagic Boat Trip
The boat will leave Kiama Boat Harbour at 7.30am and return at approximately 4.00pm.  Please be ready to board at 7.20am.  Unfortunately, places are limited to 10 people but a waiting list will be maintained.  For further information please contact Penny Potter: penpott@yahoo.com <mailto:penpott@yahoo.com>; tel: 0430 343 525.

Sunday 11 July 2021, 8.30am, Atlassing at Integral Energy Park
Leader: Martin Cocker, Mobile 0418 429 132
Meet in the car park off Darkes Road, West Dapto - the driveway is just past the Motor Museum on the right. Driveway marked with a sign stating: “Integral Energy Recreation Park”.  Bring morning tea, hat, sunscreen, and wear enclosed sturdy shoes.  Please send Martin a text to book your spot if you would like to attend.

Friday 16 July 2021, 8.30am, Tallawarra Ash Ponds
Leaders: Michelle and Dave Rower, Mobile 0421 335 037
Bring carry morning tea and wear enclosed sturdy shoes.  Meet on Yallah Bay Road which leads to the Energy Australia Tallawarra Power Station. This is only accessible from the Princes Highway southbound from Dapto. If coming from the south, you need to take the first Dapto exit and turn right onto the Princes Highway. Yallah Bay Road is the second left after this turn. Park on the left-hand side of the road of Yallah Bay Road about 300 metres from the turn off opposite gate 37.  Please send Dave a text to let him know that you will be coming on the walk on 0409 071 815.

Friday 23 July 2021, 8.30am, Budderoo
Leaders: Michelle and Dave Rower, Mobile 0421 335 037
Meet at 8.30am at car park for Budderoo Fire Trail approx. 2.6km past the turn-off to Barren Grounds along Jamberoo Mountain Road. This car park is approximately 200 metres along a dirt road. After the 60 km/h bends on Jamberoo Mountain Road the speed goes back to 80km/h and you go up a slight hill.  At the top is a dirt pull-off marked with two signs Budderoo Plateau and Budderoo National Park this is where the dirt road to access the track begins. Bring carry morning tea, hat, sunscreen, and plenty water for the day.  Please send Dave a text to let him know that you will be coming on the walk on 0409 071 815.