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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 13 August 2017, 2.30-4pm

Experienced guides will lead bushwalks, 1 - 2 km in length and of moderate difficulty, departing 2.30pm from the Visitors Centre in the Field of Mars Reserve, East Ryde, to view wildflowers in the reserve’s varied habitats.

Alternatively, you can choose a self-guided bushwalk, either easy or of moderate difficulty, using our maps and notes.

Please bring closed shoes, a hat and water. Children under 18 are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult.

Environmental information will be on display, as always, in the Visitors Centre.

Light refreshments from 2pm and after the walks.

The Visitors Centre can be accessed from Pittwater Road, opposite Buffalo Creek Reserve. Maps are available in the "Field of Mars" section of this website.

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

FOR MORE INFO AND TO BOOK YOUR GUIDED WALK, email or leave a message on 9879 6067.