Randwick Wetlands Walk & Talk

December 11, 2014 at 12:44 am

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Sydney SCB hosted our end of year event last week with a walk through the Randwick Wetlands led by Paul Adams, a UNSW academic and an expert on wetlands, wetland vegetation and local history. With rain forecasted, we met to a cloudy afternoon, but fortunately the weather obligingly held off until well after we had finished. We began on the Southern side of the wetland with a brief lecture on the  history of the area and environmental issues within the wetland. Originally the depression was made from sand mining, but since abandonment water retention and vegetation came to closely resemble wetlands that were originally close by. This is now a restoring area that has been set aside as one of  the few examples of the bush that was native to the Randwick/Kensington area. The lecture was followed by a walk around the perimeter of the wetland examining both native and exotic plants, birds and a small patch of water in the middle of the wetland.

A BBQ was held after the walk around and many interesting conversations were had around the dinner table with a range of UNSW academics attending who were able to answer our environmental questions. It was a fun and informative evening that was enjoyed by all attendants and our end of year BBQ was a great celebration to cap it all off!