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Welcome to the Ryde - Hunter's Hill Flora and Fauna Preservation Society.

The Society has been active in local conservation issues since 1966 and is well networked with the broader conservation movement across NSW.

The Society's Constitution states its Aims and Objectives as:

a. The education of the members and the community, particularly in the local area, in nature conservation and protection of the environment;

b. To promote ecologically sustainable land use and development;

c. To promote nature conservation including an adequate system of national parks, wilderness areas, nature reserves, wildlife refuges and corridors and urban bushland reserves; adequate protection measures for native wildlife;

d. Achieving satisfactory measures to safeguard the environment from all forms of pollution to ensure clean air, clean water and a healthy environment;

e. To work for the permanent retention and conservation of all natural areas in the local district and an increase in the area set aside for nature conservation and

f. To undertake the management of the Field of Mars Reserve with Ryde City Council as a major conservation project

We have a regular newsletter Wallumetta which is issued six times a year which attempts to update members on both local environmental issues and issues of wider impact. Our volunteer members keep the Visitors Centre open each weekend. Please contact us if you have concerns about threats to our local natural areas and the precious native fauna which depend on our sensitive bushland areas and waterways.

What's on


Date & Time: Sunday 16 July, 10.30 - 11.30 am

The Ryde-Hunters Hill Flora and Fauna Preservation Society is hosting a walk and talk by Cathy Goswell of the Cumberland Bird Observers Club, introducing you to local birdlife along the boardwalk and level areas of the Field of Mars Reserve, East Ryde.

Meet from 10.15 at the Visitor Centre.

Tea and coffee are available before and afterwards.

Please bring water, closed shoes and a hat.

In case of wet weather, Cathy will give an illustrated talk in the Visitor Centre on local birdlife.

Children under 18 are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

Location: Buffalo Creek - Field Of Mars Reserve, 220 Pittwater Road, Gladesville 2111. Parking is available at the main entrance off Pittwater Rd.

The event is free, though gold coin donations are welcome to help cover costs!

Further information and registration: or leave a message for Alfred on 9879 6067.


Natinal Tree Day

Date & Time: Sunday 30 July 2017 / 10.00AM - 12.00PM

Join in as we help to improve a wildlife corridor along Buffalo Creek at Field of Mars Reserve.

Bring the family, improve the local environment and watch over time as the plantings flourish into a haven for native birds, frogs and lizards.

All tools, gloves and training provided.

Please wear long pants, a long sleeved shirt, enclosed shoes and a hat.

A free BBQ and refreshments for participants to enjoy will be provided at midday.

Cost: Free. Online registrations essential.

Location: Buffalo Creek - Field Of Mars Reserve, 220 Pittwater Road, Gladesville 2111. Parking is available at the main entrance off Pittwater Rd.

For more information please contact City of Ryde Customer Service on 9952 8222.