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.
The Society organizes regular events at the Field of Mars throughout the year. Generally these are on the first Saturday of the month though this may vary due to speaker availability.
Saturday, 1 November 2014, Visitor Centre, Field of Mars Reserve
WORKING BEE + and BIRD WATCHING FOR CHILDREN
2.00pm: The working bee is to assist bushcare projects on landfill areas nearby to the visitor centre and across the bridge. We will be joined by cub scouts for the working bee and afternoon tea will follow. All asistance is welcomed.
3.30pm: "Bird watching for all the family": Renee, an expert in bird watching, will lead a bushwalk for children interested in bird spotting.
Following the walk there will be a barbecue-and-salad dinner. Gold coin donation for this event.
For further information please contact Phillip on 0417-439-456.
Photos from the Field of Mars
Click here to view recent member photos from the Field of Mars. Both flowers and wildlife are coming out in force.
And here to view flowers from a September spring walk in the Field of Mars