WALK AND DISCOVER THE HILLS – HILLS SHIRE WALKS PROGRAM FOR SPRING 2019

A program of walks to designed to introduce residents to the flora and fauna of the bushland reserves of The Hills Shire. These walks are suitable for all ages. They require participants to be able to walk for two hours and to negotiate uneven bush tracks. There are usually no toilet facilities on the walks.

WATTLE DAY WALK
01 September, Sunday | 2.00 to 4.00 pm
Fred Caterson Reserve Castle Hill

Celebrate Australia’s national flower. There are over 900 species of wattle in Australia and every month of the year there are wattles flowering. See the species native to North West Sydney which are flowering in September. Learn about wattles which were useful to Indigenous Australians and also to all Australians today.

BREAKFAST WITH THE BIRDS
08 September, Sunday | 8 am to 10.30 am
Fred Caterson Reserve Castle Hill

The old scribbly gums and dense under storey plants in Fred Caterson Reserve provide homes for many birds which are seen in our local gardens. Such a variety of habitats in a small area ensures that we will see many bird species on this early morning walk. Enjoy a hearty country breakfast after the walk. This walk is not suitable for children under 12. To assist with catering please book before Thursday 5 September.

NIGHT WALK
13 September, Friday | 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm
Scaly Bark Creek Kenthurst

Experience the sights and sounds of the bush after dark. This walk is along a creek valley where the swamp mahoganies provide ideal habitat for yellow bellied gliders. Sugar gliders and wallabies can be heard and sometimes seen. Note this walk includes a steep ascent and descent

ROUSE HILL WALK ALONG BUSHLAND CORRIDORS
22 September, Sunday | 10 am to 12 noon

Walk along some of the bushland corridors which have been retained in this well-planned suburb. Walk amongst tall trees along cool valleys and past lakes. Some of this new suburb’s intriguing past will be revealed. We will see an old homestead, a mystery grave and remains of an early irrigation system.

NIGHT WALK
Friday 27 September 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm
Fred Caterson Reserve

Experience the sights and sounds of the bush after dark. The banks of Cattai Creek and the many scribbly gum trees with hollows are excellent habitat for possums and gliders. See if you can spot a rare Dural land snail or a red triangle slug.

COST: FREE
BOOKINGS: Numbers are limited so bookings are essential for all walks. Bookings open a month before the date of each walk. http://hillsbushwalks.eventbrite.com
ENQUIRIES: Boronia Tours | Mobile: 0407 456 577
Email: [email protected]
WHERE TO MEET: The exact meeting place will be advised at the time of booking
WHAT TO BRING: Wear comfortable shoes, a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.

For night time walks wear warm clothes and mosquito repellent. Bring a drink. For night time walks bring a torch and for bird watching walks bring binoculars. Always bring your camera.

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