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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.

Black Snake, Strangers Creek
Black Snake sunning itself on path above Strangers Creek, mid-August

Bush Turkey at Visitor Cetre
The male bush turkeys are starting to make a nuisance of themselves around the visitor centre.

What's on

25 September 2016, 2pm – 4pm, the first Sunday of the school holidays: A family afternoon at the Field of Mars

“Puzzles and Paints” - fun activities for kids of all ages! Activities will include:

  • Treasure Trove: Follow clues in nature to win your “treasure”!
  • Artists in Mars: Bring pencils, crayons, textas or painting set (or use ours) to depict an animal, ant, rock or scene in the Reserve for us to display.
  • Birds Of a Feather: Identify birds by looking at their feathers!
  • Crazy Clues: Scavenger hunts with a difference…???
  • Everyone gets a special certificate of participation.
  • INFORMATION, maps and brochures will be available, along with afternoon tea and cool drinks. Please bring closed shoes and a hat. Children attending this event must be accompanied by an adult.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION: Refer flyer for details, email or phone or leave a message on 98796067.

    ENTRY FREE – but donations welcome to cover costs.

    This event is organised by the RHHFFPS Activities Committee.

    Saturday, Sunday 8, 9 October – Birdwatching Walks

    at Field of Mars Reserve

    This event is being organised by City of Ryde in conjunction with the RHHFFPS Activities Committee. More information will be provided later, in the lead up to the Aussie Backyard Bird Count.