clean-up-aust-day-symbol_optCLEAN UP (NORTON SUMMIT) AUSTRALIA DAY  – SUNDAY MARCH 4th

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.                                                                

For information about how we did in 2017 see 2017 RUBBISH REPORT – SOUTH AUSTRALIA



Do you and your family spend a lot of time in the garden – playing, working, reading or just sitting? You can share this space with some beautiful native birds, insects and wildlife if you know how to attract them to your garden. Many are essential foSOPHI E THOMSONr pollinating plants and vegies, but they will all thank you for providing water, food and safe nesting sites.

Come along to hear Sophie Thomson discuss the benefits of providing habitat through plant selection and garden design.

Bookings are essential.

Sophie’s talk will follow the Hills Harvest Exchange from 10 – noon. Join us for a shared lunch on the patio and let us know when you book. This event will be free to all HHE members.

FLIES – Australia’s National Bird

CHRIS DANIELS_optWith Professor Chris Daniels

Tuesday November 21st 7.15 for 7.30 start. Cost – a gold coin donation.

Summer is nearly here and will be quickly followed by flies, whether you are at the beach, the bush or backyard.

But what do we know about them? How many types are there? Why do some bite? why do they fly in circles? Why are there so many?

Chris Daniels will entertain and inform you with this delightful insight into Australia’s national bird- the fly!

Please book by email:

Make your own special relationships with wildlife!

Say Hello to us at the Uraidla Sustainability Fair! We are returning on Sunday November 5, 2017 with the ever popular Snake Pit presented by Living with Wildlife and Adelaide Snakecatchers; and the Hills Harvest Exchange. Make your own special relationships with wildlife in a safe and supervised environment.

Learn about bats scientific name, Chiroptera  and take part in an activity creating your own flappy bat to take home!

Snake Awareness Workshop

Spring is finally here and we will soon venture outdoors and into our gardens or go for bushwalks before the weather is too hot.

It is also the time when snakes are on the move seeking food. Do you know what to do if you meet a snake?

Geoff Coombe from Living With Wildlife and Rudy from Adelaide Snake Catchers will present a Snake Awareness Workshop on Sunday October 8th from 1 – 3 pm. The workshop will provide practical information that you can apply at home. It will include an introduction to snakes and snake behaviour,  tips of how to identify snake hazards around the home and what you can do about them, advice on how to act when meeting a snake, plus the correct and up to date first aid for snake bites.

This workshop is vital for hills dwellers, people who work in the hills, gardeners and bush walkers.

Geoff will show you simple but effective ways of reducing snake habitat around your home and improve your awareness of snake behaviour. This information could save you and your family from snake bites or frights!

The session includes live, local snakes under controlled and safe conditions and will be held at the Adelaide Hills Natural Resource Centre, 4 Crescent Drive, Norton Summit. The cost is $5 per person and includes a light afternoon tea. It is not suitable for children under 12 years due to the length of the presentation.

Registration is essential, so please email or phone 8390 1891 Tuesday – Thursday to book.

Nature crafts for aussie kids

This event is an exciting opportunity for kids to extend their artistic and imaginative skills, facilitated by Kate Hubmayer. Native seed pods, leaves and flowers are used in three creative activities. Suitable for children between 5 and 12 years, it will take place at the Adelaide Hills Natural Resource Centre on Wednesday October 11 at 10.30 – 11.30 am. The cost is $5 per child. Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer. Numbers are limited so book early.

Registration is essential. To book email or phone 8390 1891 Tuesday – Thursday.

Kate Hubmayer will be selling copies of her two books @ $20.00 each.