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

Monday, October 10, 2016

Blooming Bendigo Bush

The Bendigo Bush is Going Off with a BLOOM. Come see the stunning wildflowers. Expert Field Guide and Children’s Activities. For Children and Minors with a caring adult. Some access for pushers.  Register here

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Moth and Spiders

BENDIGO FAMILY NATURE CLUB is hosting a free event.
For children or minors, accompanied by, an adult.
MOTHS AND SPIDERS AT NIGHT Saturday 10th Sept. 6.15pm – 9.30pm
As the sun goes down the scene will be set to heighten your curiosity about the nightlife of Moths and Spiders.
Meet qualified field guides who will explain the life cycles and habits of these fascinating creatures.
Use nets and Light traps to discover who is out tonight. Then magnifiers reference books, laptops and apps to ID and research what they are doing.
You can bring along a specimen moth or spider to be identified if you like. Be as gentle as possible. And be very careful with spiders , avoid skin contact. Specimens are best viewed in a clear plastic or glass container.
Register to receive notifications about events and check out all of the fun we’ve been having over the last five years at bendigofamilynatureclub.blogspot.com.au or find us on Facebook 

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Brush Making

Natural Brush making, with bees wax and twine. Ochre mark making,rubbings & printing in the bush.

Sunday 21 August 10am - 12pm

Come & find interesting markings & designs in the natural world around us & make your very own brush with local artist Jessica Spalding.

For Children and or Minors accompanied by responsible adults.

Bendigo Family nature Club hosts free events with professional field guides.

All you need to do is to Book the number of people in your group and agree to conditions.

Booking are essential