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Monday 12 June 2017 at 7.30pm Fairy Meadow Community Hall, Cnr. of Cambridge Avenue & Princes H’way Fairy Meadow.

Galveston Featherfest 2017- Bill and Joan Zealey

Galveston Island is one of the top locations in the USA for birding and our return flight coincided with their Feather Fest. Galveston island has a rich variety of natural habitats within its 32 miles’ length. The beaches, wetlands, grasslands, woods, ponds, and bays are home to many common year-round bird species, as well as numerous others that visit briefly or for part of the year.

Please bring a plate of ‘goodies’ and a mug for supper after the meeting.



Wednesday 14 June 2017 at 9.00am Mt Kembla Ring Track - Leader Terry Edwell

Take the freeway to Five Islands Road and head towards the escarpment. Turn right at last set of lights and left at first roundabout which is Cordeaux road. Follow Cordeaux Rd. go though Village, past school and keep going past Dendrobium mine. Continue till road turns sharply and turn left into Cordeaux Rd where it meets Harry Graham drive. Half way to Mount Kembla lookout is a house on left hand side of road there is a parking area directly across the road.

Meet at 9am - we will carry morning tea and walk as far as we like and return the same way.

In the event of inclement weather phone Terry Edwell on mobile 0414 848 236



Sunday 18 June 2017 at 9.30am Bellawongarah and Fitzroy Falls - Leader Betty Hudson

Meet at 9.30am at the Old Cemetery/RFS Station on Kangaroo Valley Rd, Bellawongarah. Look for the bright red mail box on the left.

Travel south along the Princes Hwy to Berry and take the Kangaroo Valley road at the southern end of the town. After climbing to the top of the escarpment pass a left turn and continue for approx. 1.25km. The narrow gravel entrance to the concealed cemetery is on the left-hand side, immediately before the red milk can mail box (It is at the end of a straight section of road and before a sweeping right hand bend.) Enter and park in the small reserve by the Rural Fire Station ensuring that we do not cause an obstruction to RFS vehicles.

We will do an easy walk from here through rainforest, possibly finding the logrunner. When we finish, we will continue the drive along Kangaroo Valley Road to the Nowra road before turning right to Fitzroy Falls. From Fitzroy Falls car park we will walk around the picnic area before a walk along the Eastern Rim Track through heath and rainforest gullies. Both morning tea and lunch will in the vicinity of the cars.

Please note that there is a small charge for entry to the Fitzroy Falls Car Park. No parking is allowed on the surrounding streets

In the event of inclement weather phone Betty on 4236 0307 please ring before 7.45am


Next Committee Meeting- 19 June 2017 2.00 pm place TBA

Any members with anything they wish to raise are welcome to attend the meeting


The IBOC Spring 2017 Camp will be held at Forbes from Saturday 14th October to Saturday 21st October 2017 - full details [here]


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