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

5th Green Achiever Awards Nominations

The Adelaide Hills Natural Resource Centre wants to recognise the inspirational people whose actions support the environmental health of the region; who do this without seeking recognition or compensation.  Do you know someone who selflessly gives their time, shares their skills or inspires others to lead a sustainable life style?

If you do, simply tell us about this wonderful person and what they do or have achieved in approximately 300 words. You can nominate more than one person by submitting separate entries. Entries close on 5 May 2017 at 5 pm. Click on the link below for further information.


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.

How to attract butterflies to your garden

Butterfly Conservation SA has been advocating for butterflies and moths since it was formed in 1999. Their website has many important resources for the home gardener in South Australia. There is a regional map providing information about plants and butterflies relative to your location, including photographs to help you identify them.  They have also made available a list of factsheets  (scroll down the page, past books and dvds) about their larval food plants, habitat and ecology, distribution and  flight periods of different species.  Jan Forrest , Butterfly Conservation SA will give a talk on butterflies and caterpillars on Thursday March 16 at 7.15 pm  for a 7.30 pm start at the Adelaide Hills Natural Resource Centre. Come along to hear more about these eye catching insects! Gold coin donation. To register, please phone 8390 1891, Tuesday – Thursday or email




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.