Sunday, July 16, 2017

Frogs and Yellow Footed Antechinus

Homes for Frogs and Yellow-footed Antechinus. 

Each of these animals has very special requirements for where they live. 
Ms Antechinus has quite a lot of children just once a year. We will be taking a walk in the bush to learn how we can help her build the safest home and feed all of her young. 
On the other hand, we all know that Little Tommy Tadpole (Growing Up by C J Dennis) needs a reliable pool of water before he has a chance to become Mr Thomas Frog. Renovations and planting of select grasses and water plants are always welcome around the famous Number 7 frog ponds. So come prepared with your favourite gardening gloves and a pair of dry shoes and socks in the car. 

For Children/minors with a responsible adult, parent/carer.
It is Free… Supported by Bendigo Sustainability Group and Bendigo Field Naturalists Club. Maybe bring a picnic to have after the activity.


Monday, June 12, 2017

Big Trees Bush Picnic


Sunday 18th June. 10.30am to 1.00pm

Join us for damper.

An expedition to the big trees.

Create cubbies, campfire cooking and out
 door play time.

Bring your own picnic and stay awhile in the forest.

For Children/minors with a responsible adult, parent/carer.

It is Free… Supported by Bendigo Sustainability Group and Bendigo Field Naturalists Club.

Booking Essential

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Fascinating Fungi

Sunday 21 of May 10.30am

For Children/Minors with adult carers and it is FREE!

Experienced Field guides will show us the amazing kingdom of Fungi.

Enjoy an autumn day walking in a beautiful exotic forest. 

Bring a picnic or boil a billy. Suitable for large wheeled pushers.

You might like to dress Fungi Funny ;)

NOTE : This is not a Food Harvesting Fungi Forage. 

Please do not harvest fungi for consumption during Nature Club activity.


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Bendigo Nightlife in the Bush

You are invited to an evening of nature science & fun.

Saturday 22 of April 5.40pm - 8.40pm

Discover night creatures in their habitat & learn about their mysterious lives.

BENDIGO FAMILY NATURE CLUB is hosting a free activity for children and minors, accompanied by, a parent or carer.

We have an expert Bat Woman with other bat folk who will attempt to capture some of the tiniest micro bats in the world.

Although you are not to touch, you will see these amazing creatures up close if our capture scheme is a success. 

Other activities will include listening in on the secret life of bats using bat detector to pick up their high-frequency calls, and spotlighting other creatures of the night in the Bendigo Forest with experienced qualified field guides. Identify and see what the nightlife is doing. See images from a special habitat camera.
Booking is essential, please read instructions. Indicate the number of children and adults in your booking group using the online form.

If you like you are welcome to dress a bit batty.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Create Botanical Art


Sunday 19th of March 10am - 12.30pm

Bring along your creative spirit.

Expert local artists will inspire you and guide you to create new art with their art making technique. guide you in various techniques. Make a unique record of your art day adventure.

Free activity for children/ minors, their parents/carers to connect with nature via science, art, and play.

Register here

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Butterflies, Bugs and Spiders

Nature Science Excursion
Sunday 19th February

Free, nature-based activities for families, children/minors with responsible adults.

Have fun Capturing learning about these creatures life cycles.

Join with our 3 Field Guides. Do 3 different activities.

You will need to leave Bendigo at 8.00am and head to a beautiful granite outcrop. 

Monday, November 14, 2016

Goldfields Bush Walk

Sunday 20 November 2016 10am - 1pm

Come along and enjoy this section of “The Goldfields Track”. Expert Field Guides will lead us on a scenic bushwalk with a bit of a challenge. See the historic hydrological engineering that brought water to the goldfields. Enjoy Late spring wildflowers, beautiful big trees and wildlife. Not recommended for pushers. No pets

Register here