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ANN 2018 Get-together Circular No 2

Australian Naturalists’ Network 2018 Get-together
Saturday 29 September – Monday 8 October 2018
Hosted by: South East Australian Naturalists’ Association Inc
No A0044963D ABN 23 918 778 150

Circular No 2: January 2018

The South East Australian Naturalists’ Association (SEANA) cordially invites field naturalists from across Australia to attend the 10th ANN Get-together to be held in Victoria in spring 2018. The gathering will take place midway through Victoria’s wildflower season beginning at Halls Gap in the Grampians on the afternoon of Saturday 29 September 2018. We will then travel through part of the Western Victorian Volcanic Plain to Warrnambool for an overnight stay. The final 4 nights will be at Anglesea on the Surf Coast near Geelong, with the Get-together concluding with breakfast on Monday 8 October 2018.

REGISTRATION OPENS FEB 1, 2018
ONLY 90 PLACES AVAILABLE
REGISTRATION AND DEPOSIT REQUIRED BY MARCH 31, 2018.

Over 90 expressions of interest have been received.
A Registration Form is attached and needs to be returned, with a deposit, by 31 March.
The balance of fees is required by 31 July.
Deposits are fully refundable if written notice of cancellation is received by 30 June. After this date  consideration will be given to partial refunds depending on timing & circumstances. It is strongly recommended that intended participants take out travel insurance.
For logistical reasons the number of participants will be limited to 90.
Participants will be registered in the order the Registration Form and deposit are received – SO BE PROMPT

Proposed program:

Sat 29 Sep Registration and dinner at Norval, Halls Gap
Sun 30 Sep Southern Grampians: The Piccaninny, Henham Track                                  Mon 1 Oct Northern Grampians: Heatherlie, Mt Zero, Reed Lookout
Tue 2 Oct Lake Fyans, Pomonal                                                                                                            Wed 3 Oct Halls Gap to Warrnambool via Mt Eccles
Thu 4 Oct Warrnambool to Anglesea via Great Ocean Rd.
Fri 5 Oct AM free time; PM You Yangs, Mt Rothwell nocturnal animals.
Sat 6 Oct Anglesea coastal features and heathland
Sun 7 Oct Anglesea coastal features and heathland
Mon 8 Oct Depart after breakfast.
Accommodation details
Norval House, Halls Gap :
Norval House is a Uniting Church camp 1 km south of the Halls Gap shopping centre.
16 rooms, 6 single beds per room, ensuite. 3-4 people per room. Cost will include linen hire (sheets, blanket, towel, pillow and pillow slip). Dining room, lounges and bedrooms in one building, heating  and carpets throughout.
Anglesea YMCA Recreation Camp:
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 amenities in same building. Cost will include linen hire(sheets, doona/blanket, towel, pillow and pillow slip). Dining room accessed via covered walkway.
Cold Sleepers may wish to bring an extra blanket/sleeping bag and hot water bottle.
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.
Note: Deakin accommodation is available to ALL ANN 2018 participants in twin or double rooms.
Package 1,2 & 3 (page 3) includes the cost of $45 per person per night for Deakin accommodation.
For those wishing to arrange their own accommodation, Halls 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 School Holidays so early booking would be advisable. Other accommodation information can be researched on the web.
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 http://www.hallsgapcaravanpark.com.au
Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park: Tymna Drive; 3km south of Norval
ph: 03 5356 4281 http://www.hallsgaplakeside.com.au
Big4 Grampians Parkgate Resort: Grampians Rd; 3km north of Norval.
ph: 03 5356 4215 http://www.parkgateresort.com.au
Anglesea Beachfront Family Caravan Park: Cameron Rd, Anglesea; 500m from Anglesea Recreation
Camp.
ph: 03 5363 1583 http://www.angleseabeachfront.com.au/
Big4 Hopkins River Holiday Park: Jubilee Park Rd, Warrnambool.
ph: 03 5565 1327 http://www.hopkinsriver.com.au
Warrnambool Holiday Park: Simpson St, Warrnambool.
ph: 03 5562 5031 http://www.whpark.com.au
Package Options and Costs
Package 1 Full package.
Includes all transport (transit and excursions), all accommodation and all meals.
Cost: $1310 Deposit: $400
Package 2 Own Transit Transport
Includes all excursion transport, all accommodation and all meals.
Cost: $1120 Deposit: $330
Package 3 Own Transit Transport and Own accommodation at Halls Gap and Anglesea
Includes all excursion transport, accommodation at Deakin Uni, Warrnambool and all meals.
Cost: $735 Deposit: $220
Package 4 Own Transit Transport and Own accommodation.
Includes all excursion transport and all meals.
Cost: $690 Deposit: $210
Note 1: Transit transport is bus transport from Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport to Halls Gap, Warrnambool, Anglesea and return to Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport. Excursion transport is bus transport for day excursions from Halls Gap and Anglesea.
Note 2: All packages include all meals (breakfast, packed lunch and dinner), excursion entrance fees and excursion bus transport (for safety and logistical reasons private vehicles will NOT be able to tag along on the excursions from Halls Gap and Anglesea).
Note 3: Package costs as indicated are our best estimates based on the available information at this time. We hope that they won’t change but must reserve the right to amend them if our assumptions, particularly regarding enrolments, prove incorrect. We will advise of any necessary change as soon as possible after enrolments close.
Note 4: For those selecting package 1. Transport from Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport on Sat 29 September will leave the airport at 1pm. Transport to Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport on Mon 8 October will arrive at noon.

If you have any queries please contact:
John Gregurke email: jgregurke1@bigpond.com phone: 0408 353 671

Yours naturally,
ANN 2018 SEANA Sub-Committee.

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ANN 2018 Registration Form

Please fill out separate form for each person
Registration form may be printed and returned by post OR completed electronically and emailed.
Please return by 31 March 2018 to:
email: gedharris49@gmail.com
post: G Harris, PO Box 703, Castlemaine VIC 3450
Name: . …………………………………………………………………….           Male/Female
Address …..…………………………………………………………………….
…..…………………………………………………………………….
Telephone …..…………………………………………………………………….
Mobile (more useful than landline during Get-together) ………………………………….
Email …..…………………………………………………………………….
Field Naturalist Club …..………………………………………………………….
Special Dietary Requirements: (diabetic, vegetarian, coeliac, other) Please provide details.
…..………………………………………………………………….……………………………….
If staying at ANN venues indicate with whom you would prefer to share a room:
(To fit the expected number of participants in the available accommodation, 4 people will be accommodated in each room at Halls Gap. Please indicate if you prefer to share with another couple or people of same gender. Include names if possible.)
…..……………………………………………………………………………………………….….

Payment
Package Cost Deposit
Package 1 Full Package                        Cost: $1,310.00      Deposit: $400.00
Package 2 Own Transit Transport    Cost:$1,120.00       Deposit: $330.00
Package 3 Own Transit Transport and Own accommodation at Halls Gap and Anglesea.            Cost: $735.00    Deposit: $220.00
Package 4 Own Transit Transport and Own accommodation.                                                  Cost: $690.00   Deposit $210.00

Your Selection: Package ………….. Deposit $ …………..

Payment methods:
Cheque payable to SEANA Inc ANN Camp A/c
OR
EFT to bank account: SEANA Inc ANN Camp A/c, Commonwealth Bank BSB 063-506 Account No 10626086. PLEASE include your name as payee/reference.

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 2018 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 2018 SEANA Sub-Committee,

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.