Rain didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of this group!

Andrew Crompton led a brave group through Wotton’s Scrub on Sunday morning. 14 people turned up to put their new learnt plant identification skills to the test after attending a 2 week workshop.

Despite the frequent downpours, everyone happily listened to Andrew’s delightful explanations. There was an abundance of species in flower in this well maintained site – certainly worth another visit in late spring to early summer to see more in flower.plant-id-field-trip-027_opt

If you are trying to identify plants on your property, why not borrow some great reference books from our library or pick up a free copy of “Native Plants of Norton Summit”.

SNAKES!

Snakes are now on the move looking for food. Do you know what to do when you encounter a snake?

If not, you may be putting your life and the snake’s at risk. If you live or work in the hills or like to take bushwalks, then you need to understand snake behaviour.                                  A Snake Awareness Workshop will be held on Sunday October 9th from 1-4pm. The cost is $5.00 per person but is not suitable for children under 12.

The workshop will cover: recognising snake hazards around the home, how to make your garden snake unfriendly, recognising snakes and up to date first aid treatment for snake bites.                                            REGISTSTRATION IS ESSENTIAL  phone or email to book.

SALA @THE SUMMIT LAUNCH A SUCCESS

SALA @The Summit was given a grand launch by colourful hills artist, Julie Corfe with a crowd of over 60 people.

Curator and artist Sean Wessex- Brown was congratulated for producing a professional and exciting exhibition.

DON’T MISS THIS EXHIBITION which includes mixed media from both established and emerging artists. Open 9am – 3pm Monday to Friday and 10am – 4pm Sat 27th and Sunday 28th – LAST DAY.

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Sean Wessex- Brown, Julie Corfe and Andrew Davidson (Chair AHNRC Committee)

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HOW TO IDENTIFY NATIVE PLANTS IN THE BUSH, workshop presented by Andrew Crompton

A two week course of workshops plus a field trip that will help you to recognise native plants, understand the biodiversity in your bushland, evaluate the condition and discuss methods of improving the quality of your native vegetation.

WORKSHOPS : TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 6TH AND 13TH  7 – 9.30pm. FIELD TRIP SUNDAY SEPT 18TH 9.30 – 12.30.   COST $15.00 for 3 sessions.

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SALA AT THE SUMMIT AUG 19 – 28

“Adelaide Hills Untold Stories” is the inspiring theme for the third SALA exhibition.

The  SALA exhibition promises to showcase an exciting range of art works, including paintings, photography, jewellery and mosaics. This exhibition is unique in that it includes both emerging and established artists in one location, with an opportunity to meet some of the artists at the weekends.

The exhibition will be launched by Julie Corfe on Friday August 19th at 10am and will be open to the public from 9am – 3pm on weekdays and 10 am – 4pm at weekends.

 

 

Native Garden News

Come and look at the native garden now! With the help of volunteers, Sean orchestrated the second phase of the garden which features several Xanthorrhoea of various sizes. Surrounded by native grasses and groundcovers this will be absolutely fabulous come spring.

If you want to have some fun, join the gardening group and be part of a great team who are creating a wonderful environment for small wildlife and everyone who uses the centre.

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