Spring into nature with walking tours in Campbelltown

Vital role: The Spring Into Nature series will include a talk on the importance of local pollinators like this buzzy critter.
Vital role: The Spring Into Nature series will include a talk on the importance of local pollinators like this buzzy critter.

Spring has sprung and that means it’s time to head outside and enjoy the great outdoors.

Campbelltown Council is offering locals the chance to take part in one of their ‘Spring Into Nature’ walk and talk events this year.

Campbelltown mayor George Brticevic said the annual event was a great way for locals to make the most of the city’s pristine bushland, unspoilt waterways and prolific wildlife.

“We’re lucky to live in an area which has all the modern conveniences of a city and also provides limitless opportunities to get outdoors and enjoy the amazing natural environment that is our collective backyard,” he said. 

“The walk and talk series offers a diverse range of activities including walks along the Georges River, guided tours to spotlight night animals, bird watching and talks on the importance of local pollinators.”

The first event – Spotlighting Animals of the Night Tour – kicks off on September 28 and 29 at Smiths Creek Reserve in Ruse. Attendees will search for animals including possums, wallabies, owls, gliders and koalas along tracks and fire trails.

The Flora, Fauna and Habitats event will be held at Rosemeadow’s Noorumba Reserve on Sunday, October 14. It is a great chance to learn all about one of the area’s largest bushland reserves.

Next up is the Georges River Water Bug Blitz on October 28. Guests will learn about the river environment and how waterbugs indicate river health. The event also includes a walk along the Simmos Beach river trail. Keep an eye out for platypi.

John Kidd Reserve in Blair Athol will host a Bringing Back the Buzz event on November 11 about local pollinators, while Milton Park will feature A Night with the Bats on November 17, where guests can explore the role of the grey-headed flying fox.

Lastly, a bird-watching event called Birds of the Bush will be held at St Helens Park’s Scattergood Reserve on November 25.