George French Angas and South Australian Ethnology

portrait_young_man_2-233x300Dr Philip Jones, Senior Curator of Anthropology at the SA Museum will be speaking about George French Angas, (1822-1886), naturalist and artist. During his talk, he will make brief references to encounters with the Peramangk people whose traditional lands are primarily located in the Adelaide Hills, and also in the southern stretches of the Fleurieu Peninsula. 7.15 for a 7.30 start. $5 for general admission, $2 for students. Registration is essential. Phone 8390 1891 or email the Coordinator, .

Please pay at the door.

A call out to all artists

Calling all artists and crafters!

Seeking artists in any medium to enter their work in our exhibition:

“Adelaide Hills – Wild”
Artwork reflecting nature – space – life -place
Friday 18 to Sunday 27 August 2017

Craft market held on Sunday 20 August 2017
People’s Choice Award Sunday 27 August 2017

Entries close 3.00 pm Friday 4 August

No entry fee

For further information and entry forms contact:

Manage woody weeds

Come and discover new skills to help you manage your woody weeds at this free information session.

  • Learn about local weeds of National Significance (WoNs);
  • Bring in weed cuttings for identification by our expert; and
  • Find out about a variety of methods for effective control.

When: Tuesday 11 April 2017

Time:   7 pm – 9 pm with light refreshments

Where: Adelaide Hills Natural Resource Centre, 1 Crescent Drive, Norton Summit.

Registration essential. Please register by 7 April with Val Hunt on 8390 1891 or

Backyard Bees

The buzz is all about bees!

Glenda Gregory , Secretary Beekeepers’ Society of South Australia will give a talk providing answers to questions such as: How many hives can you have? What equipment do you need? and Where is the best place to locate a hive? She will also include information about planting bee and pollinator friendly gardens and how to start a hive.  It will be on Thursday 6th April , 7.15 pm for a 7.30 pm start at the Adelaide Hills Natural Resource Centre.

Gold coin donation, light supper included. Registration is essential.

Bat Facts

bat 3Did you know that bats have existed for at least 55 million years and the oldest bat was recorded at 41 years old? Adelaide Bat Care with information from Terry Reardon has compiled a list of intriguing facts about these mammals. Find out more from Terry Reardon, Technical Officer, SA Museum who is coming to talk about ‘Microbats of the Mt Lofty Ranges’ at the Adelaide Hills Natural Resource Centre on Tuesday March 21 at 7.15 pm for a 7.30 pm start. Registrations are essential. To book phone 8390 1891 Tuesday – Thursday or email Photograph by Terry Reardon.




Removing rubbish from our roadsides helps to reduce water pollution, injury to wildlife and improves the ambience of our area. Join a team or get friends and neighbours together to clean up your patch. You must register and turn up at the AHNRC at 9.30 to sign on and collect bags, sharps containers and high viz vests.        BYO hats, gloves, sunscreen and water                                                                

butterfly-3BUTTERFLIES AND HOW TO ATTRACT THEM TO YOUR GARDEN, presented by Jan Forrest. Thursday March 16th at 7.30pm  Gold coin donation.                                                                                                         Jan is one of the authors of “Attracting Butterflies to Your Garden” and will talk about the different species of butterflies and what to plant to encourage them into your garden.

MICROBATS OF THE MT LOFTY RANGES, presented by Terry Reardon from SA Museum. Tuesday March 21st at 7.30 pm. Cost : Gold coin donation.butterfly

Terry Reardon, or “Bat Man” has been researching Australia’s bat population for many years. We rarely see or hear these tiny mammals but they have many environmental benefits. Terry will talk about the various species of micro bats found in the Mt Lofty Ranges also their biology, habitats and the threats they face today.