Saltmarsh walk and talk in the Field of Mars Reserve - 11.30 am Saturday 24 October 2015

The next event at the Field of Mars Reserve involves a walk to a Saltmarsh restoration site in nearby Sugarloaf National Park, commencing at 11.30am from the Field of Mars Visitors Centre. On return a sausage sizzle will be available, prior to a 1.45 pm talk in the Environmental Education Centre by Dr William Glamore, Principal Research Fellow at the Water Research Laboratory UNSW Australia and a world leading specialist in large scale tidal wetland restoration projects. Dr Glamore's presentation will have a focus on large scale restoration projects on the Hunter and Manning Rivers. Feel free to attend for the walk or talk only - but hope you can stay for both! Please RSVP for this event via our email. The entry to the Field of Mars Reserve is from Pittwater Road, Boronia Park (opposite Buffalo Reserve). Parking available in Kennedy St also.
An Bird Watching for Beginners in the Field of Mars Wildlife Refuge
02 Aug, 2014 from 02:30 PM to 05:00 PM

The Field of Mars Wildlife Refuge is Ryde’s largest bushland remnant and home to over 100 species of birds. It is a 50 hectare “island of bush” within the Gladesville/East Ryde area, popular with local bushwalkers and bird watchers. The guided walk and afternoon tea “question time” will provide an introduction to bird watching and the bird habitats of the Field of Mars Reserve. The walk will be of approximately 1.5 hours duration, commencing at 2.30pm. Afternoon tea will follow, where experienced bird watchers will be available to explain more about bird watching and answer any questions. Whilst winter is not the best time to observe birds, this introduction is aimed to provide the basic skills for some spring “twitching”! Bookings (adults only) will be essential for this event, commencing and concluding at the Field of Mars Visitors Centre. Car parking is at the Pittwater Rd entrance. Best pedestrian access is via Pittwater Rd, Kennedy St or Westminster Rd. Bus route 506 to Thompson St and walk via Kennedy St. Please ensure you have closed shoes, water and warm clothes, also binoculars if you have them (some binoculars will be available on the day). Entry via donation to cover afternoon tea costs. Registration: email or Cathy on 9817 4935.