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ANN Get-together 2018 Circular No1

 

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South East Australian Naturalists' Association Inc
No A0044963D ABN 23 918 778 150
Australian Naturalists' Network 2018 Get-together
No A0014919P ABN 13 150 403 135

 

Circular No1: Expression of Interest     June 2017

The 10th Get-together of Australian Naturalists’ Network is being organised by the South East Australian Naturalists’ Association Inc.

It will be begin at Halls Gap in the Grampians on Saturday 29 September 2018 and conclude on Monday 8 October 2018 at Anglesea on the Surf Coast near Geelong. This is the middle of the spring season in southern Victoria when many local communities hold native flower shows.

To assist with planning and information regarding travel and accommodation we are seeking expression of interests from those likely to be attending. This will enable us to continue with our planning and budgetting. This circular and any updates will be available on the ANN website This circular is being emailed to field naturalists who have supplied email addresses for previous Get-togethers and all Clubs affiliated with ANN.

Please notify John Gregurke jgregurke1@bigpond.com if you do not wish to receive future emails or correct email address.

Proposed program:

Date Activity Accommodation
Sat 29 Sep Travel Tullamarine to Halls Gap for registation and dinner Norval, Halls Gap
Sun 30 Sep Southern Grampians Norval, Halls Gap
Mon 1 Oct Northern Grampians Norval, Halls Gap
Tue 2 Oct Lake Fyans, Pomonal Norval, Halls Gap
Wed 3 Oct Halls Gap to Warrnambool via volcanic plains Deakin Uni, Warrnambool
Thu 4 Oct Warrnambool to Anglesea via Great Ocean Rd. YMCA Camp, Anglesea
Fri 5 Oct AM free time; PM You Yangs, Mt Rothwell nocturnal animals. YMCA Camp, Anglesea
Sat 6 Oct Bellarine peninsula, Queenscliff, Mud Island YMCA Camp, Anglesea
Sun 7 Oct Anglesea Heathland YMCA Camp, Anglesea
Mon 8 Oct Depart after breakfast. Travel Anglesea to Tullamarine

Accommodation details

Norval House, Halls Gap: Website: https://uccamping.org.au/norval/

Norval House is a Uniting Church camp 1 km south of the Halls Gap shopping centre. 16 rooms, 6 single beds with pillow and blanket per room, ensuite. We would need to have up to 4 per room. Guests provide own linen other than 1 pillow. Linen hire (sheets, towel and pillow slip) is available, $16 per person. Dining room, lounges and bedrooms in one building, heating and carpets throughout.

Anglesea YMCA Recreation Camp: http://www.camps.ymca.org.au/locate/anglesea.html

Anglesea Recreation Camp is located in a bushland setting on the Great Ocean Road, 400m from Anglesea shopping centre. 28 rooms, 2-6 single beds per room, shared amenties in same building. Need to bring sleeping bag or blankets & sheets, pillow and towel. Linen hire (sheets, pilow and blanket) is available, $16 per person. Dining room accessed via covered walkway.

Deakin University, Warrnambool:

The campus is 5km east of Warrnambool CBD. Accommodation is in multi bedroom units with single, twin and double rooms. Pillows, blankets, bath towel & linen are supplied.

Cost of accommodation and meals will be approx $100 per person per night.

For those wishing to arrange their own accommodation, Hall’s Gap, Warrnambool and Angelsea have a range of accommodation in caravan parks, motels, hotels, cottages, etc. Demand will be high during the second week of Victorian Scholol Holidays so early booking would be advisable. Meals (breakfast, packed lunch and dinner) would be included in ANN Get-together fees for those not staying at the venues (approx $50 per day).

Caravan Parks These caravan parks are the nearest to ANN venues

Halls Gap Caravan Park: Cnr School and Grampians Rd; 1km north of Norval.
ph: 03 5356 4251 www.hallsgapcaravanpark.com.au

Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park: Tymna Drive; 3km south of Norval
ph: 03 5356 4281 www.hallsgaplakeside.com.au

Big4 Grampians Parkgate Resort: Grampians Rd; 3km north of Norval.
ph: 03 5356 4215 www.parkgateresort.com.au

Anglesea Beachfront Family Caravan Park: Cameron Rd, Anglesea; 500m from Angelsea Recreation Camp.
ph: 03 5363 1583 www.angleseabeachfront.com.au/

Big4 Hopkins River Holiday Park: Jubilee Park Rd, Warrnambool.
ph: 03 5565 1327 www.hopkinsriver.com.au

Warrnambool Holiday Park: Simson St, Warrnambool.
ph: 03 5562 5031 www.whpark.com.au

If you are likely to attend ANN 2018 please return the attached Expression of Interest form by 31 July 2017. This will ensure that you receive the Circular No 2 which will include more details of costs and programs. This will be sent out early in 2018 and ask people to book in and pay a deposit by March 2018. Final payment will be required by July 2018.

If you have any queries please contact:
John Gregurke email: jgregurke1@bigond.com phone: 0408 353 671
Geraldine Harris email: gedharris49@gmail.com phone: 0407 663 109

Yours naturally,
ANN 2016 SEANA Sub-Committee,

ANN 2018 Expression of Interest Reponse Form

Please return the expression of interest form by 31 July 2017 to
 Geraldine Harris
 mail: gedharris49@gmail.com
post: PO Box 703 Castlemaine VIC 3450

Name: 1. ……………………………………………………………………. Male/Female

2. ……………………………………………………………………………… Male/Female

Address …..…………………………………………………………………….

…..…………………………………………………………………….

Telephone …..…………………………………………………………………….

Mobile (more useful than landline during camp) ………………………………….

Email …..…………………………………………………………………….

Field Naturalist Club …..………………………………………………………….

Travel Arrangements (please circle or underline your preferences)

a. Travelling to Melbourne by air OR b. Travelling to Victoria by car OR c. Towing a Caravan

Require bus transport from Tullamarine Airport to Halls Gap on Saturday 29 September: YES / NO

Require bus transport from Anglesea to Tullamarine Airport on Monday 8 October: YES / NO

Accommodation options

a. Accommodation at ANN venue (includes all meals)

OR b. Will make own accommodation arrangements, meals included ANN fees.

If staying at ANN venues indicate with whom you would like to share a room:

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

If you have any queries please contact:
John Gregurke email: jgregurke1@bigond.com phone: 0408 353 671
Geraldine Harris email: gedharris49@gmail.com phone: 0407 663 109

Thanks for your consideration,

ANN 2016 SEANA Sub-Committee,

Southern Trip Dossier

Click on the link below to view the latest information and itinerary for the post ANN Southern Tour, 10-16 October 2016.

Dossier Southern Rev 1

Northern Tour Trip Dossier

Click on the link below to view the latest information and itinerary for the pre-ANN Northern Tour, 24-20 September 2016.

Dossier Northern Rev 1

ANN 2014 Group Photograph

ANN2014 Group photo 1.03MB

Group Photo of participants in ANN Get-together 2014 hosted by Tasmanian FNC in Hobart 18-26 October 2014.

Field Naturalists from Alice Springs, Ararat & District, Ballarat, Bendigo, Canberra, Castlemaine, Central North, Dubbo, Canberra, Victoria, Geelong, Hamilton, King Island, Latrobe valley, Launceston, Queensland, Fassifern, Sale & District, Stanthorpe, Toodyay and  WA NATS clubs attended.

 

 

 

 

 

ANN 2012

ANN 2012 Get-Together was held in Canberra in October

Some highlights of the week were: exploring with guides, the Native Bo-
tanic Gardens, which began with early morning bird watching, followed
by breakfast there.; a relaxing boat trip on Lake Burley Griffin; seeing the
sights of Canberra; the last of Floriade; a bus tour of the Embassies.

The Deep Space Communication centre  at  Tidbinbilla  was  inspiring as we viewed a Video of the tension of the recent Mars Landing  and  the  latest  photos  of  the planet.

A  behind-the-scenes  tour  viewed  the CSIRO National Wildlife collection.  Bird  species  make  up  the biggest part of the collection and are kept in drawers in an atmospheric controlled room. As well, all recently collected species have
their DNA  stored in a freezer.

We went on a number of bush walks, both around Canberra and to Na-
madji National Park. We saw 4 or 5 varieties of Orchids, including White
Caladenia and Donkey Orchids and Wax-lip Orchid. Occasionally Bulbine lilies and purple Indigofera shrubs were also seen.

On two evenings we were treated to interesting guest speakers at the CSIRO
theatre,  including  a  fascinating  talk  with  audio  on  Lyrebirds.
Mulligans  Flat  Woodland  Reserve  is  an  area  of  Yellow  Box-Red  Gum
Grassy Woodland adjoining the northern residential suburbs of Canberra.
A predator-proof fence encloses the 1500-hectare reserve. Gates are self-
closing, monitored with cameras and have remote telemetry to notify the
ranger if a gate has been left open. Tasmanian Bettongs have been released
into this protected area to aid in returning the area to a natural condition
after a long grazing history. The scratching of Bettongs loosen the soil and
help to recycle nutrients. Val Hocking was one person who saw a Bettong.
The  National  Arboretum  is  being established on 250 hectares of land on  the  western  edge  of  Canberra. The  area  was  a  pine  plantation until  burnt  in  the  2003  bushfire. The  vision  is  for  100  forests  and 100 gardens. Planting began 2007 and  was  opened  in  2013  to coincide  with  the  centenary  of Canberra. The  forests  will  feature threatened  and  symbolic  trees from  Australia  and  around  the world. Camden White Gum Eucalyptus  benthamii  has  10  naturally
occurring  plants  on  the  Camden River.  Now  a  forest  of  several hundred have  been  planted  and every  second  tree  will  be  harvested to raise funds for the arboretum.

The  Get-Together concluded with a dinner at a TAFE training restaurant which included a few participants speaking on “Why I became a Naturalist”. Naturalists were invited to ANN 2014 Get-Together which will be held in Hobart.

ANN Get-Together Time Line

ANN Get-Togethers are held during every even-numbered year. ANN Clubs receive information about the Get-Togethers and members of ANN clubs are welcome to attend.

2000     Inaugural ANN Get-Together was held at Alice Springs.

2002      Launceston Field Naturalists Club hosted Get-Together in northern Tasmania.

2004     Darling Range branch of the Western Australian Naturalists Club held the 2004 Get-Together based in Perth.

2006      South-eastern Australia Naturalists Association organised High Country Get-Together based at Harrietville (Vic) and Jindabyne (NSW).

2008       Northern Territory Field Naturalists Club arranged Get-Together in the Top End held at Mary River.

2010        Chinchilla Field Naturalists Club hosted Get-Together in the Western Downs region of Queensland.

2012         Field Naturalists Association of Canberra hosted Get-Together in the national capital.

2014          Tasmanian Field Naturalists Club hosted the Get-Together at The Lea, near Hobart, 18-26 October 2014.

2016           WA Nats are organising the 9th ANN Get-Together to be held in Perth in late August – early September 2016.