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Fauna Fair 2016

18 February 2016


What:                        Fauna Fair 2016

When:                       9.30am to 3pm, Sunday 20 March

Where:                      Currey Park, Victor Street, Chatswood

How much:               FREE event

The North Shore’s ever popular Fauna Fair returns in 2016 with a day of family fun on all things animals and nature, including demonstrations, talks, stalls and activities at the new location of Chatswood’s Currey Park.

Enjoy wildlife shows and kid’s craft activities, or come and be inspired by our special guests, Costa Georgiadis from TV’s Gardening Australia and naturalist Martyn Robinson, formerly from the Australian Museum, as they explore the world of wildlife in the Aussie backyard. Costa and Martyn will take a down-to-earth look at soils and some of the mega diversity that’s essential for healthy soils. You can even bring a bug for Martyn to identify!

Hear Professor Mark Taylor, from Macquarie University’s Vegesafe program talk about safe soils for the vegetable garden, and bring your garden soil samples along for free testing.

Browse information stalls and displays about local fauna, from the soil to the sky, habitat hollows, fauna friendly gardens, termites, big trees and vegetable patches. There will be talks by experts including Megan Halcroft, Dr Holly Parsons, Arthur White, and the author of the popular new book ‘The Australian Native Bee Book’ Dr Tim Heard, about the diversity of wildlife in our gardens – from nocturnal visitors like bats and owls, to blue wrens, native bees and bugs and the humble frog.

You can also find out more about how to volunteer to look after the bigger backyard, through Council’s Bushcare program.

The Fauna Fair is a pet friendly event. Bring your dog on a lead for free dog obedience lessons, visit the local vet stall for free pet care advice and information about responsible cat ownership.

There will be coffee from Forsyth’s and food on offer from Scouts BBQ and the delicious pre-school cake stall.

“The Fauna Fair will be a fun day out for everyone, and you can even bring your four-legged family member! The fair is a great way to learn about all kind of animals from local wildlife to domestics pets. It’s also a chance to find out how we can improve our environment to ensure the long term survival of some of our remarkable native animals,” said Willoughby Mayor, Gail Giles-Gidney.

For more information about Fauna Fair 2016, contact Willoughby City Council on 9777 1000 or visit www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au

Media Contact:
Rebecca Hill
Marketing and Events Manager
Phone: 9777 7703
Email: rebecca.hill@Willoughby.nsw.gov.au 

For non media related enquiries contact Willoughby City Council on 9777 1000 or email@willoughby.nsw.gov.au