Get back to nature at the free BioBlitz event

Cessnock City Council is proud to be hosting a free BioBlitz event from 9am to 2pm on Sunday 9 September at Poppet Head Park, Kitchener and everyone is welcome to join the fun!

Cessnock City Council is proud to be hosting a free BioBlitz event from 9am to 2pm on Sunday 9 September at Poppet Head Park, Kitchener and everyone is welcome to join the fun!

This wonderful event forms part of Council’s ‘Our Bushland’ campaign which aims to raise awareness about our local bushland and its importance to local species.    

A BioBlitz is a citizen science event where scientists and ecologists work with the local community to explore and discover a number of living things in the local area.

Across the day there will be a number of activities including bushwalks with experienced guides where you’ll discover the many plants and animals within the local bushland.

Walks start from 7am and you don’t have to limit yourself to just one! Make sure you wear enclosed shoes, bring a water bottle and pack binoculars if you have them so you can see the wildlife up close.

There will also be plenty to keep the kids entertained. They can listen to Aboriginal cultural stories and learn, explore, laugh and play with the highly qualified team of National Parks Discovery Rangers. Hunter Waterwatch volunteers will also be there to guide the children as they find all about water quality and water bugs.

Along with activities, there will also be displays and food stalls on the day so it is sure to be a great day out for the whole family.

There’s no need to book in for the kids activities however numbers are limited and it will be first in best dressed. It is recommended that you book your preferred walk and time to avoid disappointment. These bookings can be completed online.

Find out more and book your spot today by visiting www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/BioBlitz.

This event has been made possible thanks to a partnership between Cessnock City Council and Birdlife Australia, with funding by the NSW Government through its Environmental Trust.  

 8/9/2018