Sunday, November 12, 2017

BUSH TRACK WALK and a bit of fair and fun cricket.


10.30 am SUNDAY 19TH NOVEMBER


A leisurely Bush Track Walk to spot creatures and birds. Along the way we will visit a historic cricket ground and play a short fun game of cricket suitable for all ages. Bring along a picnic for after and enjoy the view over the water. FREE for Children/Minors accompanied by parents or responsible adults. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. Suitable for prams. No pets. Supported by Bendigo Sustainability Group, Bendigo Field Naturalists, Friends of Crusoe and No.7 Park and City of Greater Bendigo Parks.


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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Around the Mound


Join us at the MOUND.


Sunday 22 October 10am

To investigate a pile of sticks, leaves and branches. Look under the microscope, contribute to a Big drawing and make twig sculptures.

Our Field Guide, Artist, Forest Keegel will assist you to create a contribution to the MOUND. Limited places available. FREE for Children/minors accompanied by parent or carer.

Thanks to City of Greater Bendigo, Supported by Bendigo Sustainability Group and Bendigo Field Naturalists Club.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Finding Fossils


FINDING FOSSILS  August  20th  2017


Join us for a Time Walk to the Fossils we will go via ancientt Gondwana and asteroids. Listen to a famous Field Guide. 

We will take a short walk, through bush and wattle to arrive at the fossil site. Vehicle pooling may be required from rendezvous.

Bring a picnic for after and visit a park or stay awhile in the bush.

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


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

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.

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Big Trees Bush Picnic

BIG TREE 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.

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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.