Family fun day roars

Relishing the glorious weather, families from up and down the Mountains were drawn to Lawson on Sunday for some wild encounters at the Family Bush Day.

Education about the echidna: Keeper Delvena Leong has lots of knowledge to share about her spiky echidna friends at the bush day.

Education about the echidna: Keeper Delvena Leong has lots of knowledge to share about her spiky echidna friends at the bush day.

Some 650 people attended the event which was hosted by the Blue Mountains Conservation Society. It provided hundreds of local families and kids with a chance to get up close with native fauna.

“We were delighted that so many families were able to join us for the day,” Tara Cameron, senior vice president of the society, said.

“The Zoomobile and frogs were a huge success, whilst many families had fun at the drawing workshops too – and the Blue Mountains Bird Observers, Birdlife Australia Southern and WIRES attracted a lot of community interest.”

Dr Ricky Spencer and Dr Adrian Davis gave very informative presentations on the Citizen Science projects, TurtleSat and Hollows as Homes, with many community members enjoying the chance to meet the scientists.

The event was held at the Mid Mountains Community Centre on Sunday October 16 from 10am to 2pm. 

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