Eaglehawk Waterhole is a 684Ha property in the upper SE of SA near Frances and the Little Desert National Park, acquired by Nature Glenelg Trust at the end of 2013 with the generous support of the Native Vegetation Council and Nature Foundation SA.
The day will be a great chance to get out and explore the natural values of the site and hear from the experts about the flora and fauna that live in the area. There will be guided bat and bird walks and talks, info about the restoration plans for the site, and a chance to meet and hear from others who are involved in the active restoration of other properties in the region. Three talks will be held from 11am:
- Biodiversity Values of Eaglehawk Waterhole and the Bangham Region – Dr. David Baker-Gabb, Ornithologist & Managing Director, Elanus (former director of BirdLife Australia)
- Visions for Eaglehawk – Mark Bachmann, Manager, Nature Glenelg Trust
- Restoration and conservation in the western Wimmera, a local experience – Andrew Brady, Kowree Farm Tree Group
All welcome, and the event is fully catered with undercover seating available. BBQ lunch provided and hot drinks guaranteed! Free transport can also be arranged from Mt Gambier, with pickups at Penola and Naracoorte. Please RSVP to Jonathan Tuck (details below) by Friday May 9 to receive directions to the property or book your place on the bus.
More details about Eaglehawk Waterhole are available on the NGT website here: http://natureglenelg.org.au/current-projects/eaglehawk-waterhole-habitat-restoration-reserve/
We hope to see you there, and feel free to forward this on to any people or groups you think might be interested. Please don’t hesitate to contact Jonathan Tuck with any enquiries, direction or bus booking requests at or 0432 406 486