April Meeting on Zoom
Monday 12th April 7pm for 7.30pm start
IBOC will be conducting another virtual meeting using Zoom, officially starting at 7:30 pm. Please note that the meeting will once again start at 7:00 pm to allow folks to catch up a bit and join before the business starts.
Presentation by Ross Gowans
Ross has stepped up to offer another view of Cape York. This time it's the South bound or return leg of the clubs 2010 cape adventures. A chance to see how one's photography has improved and hopefully my presentation skills as well.
Note: to use Zoom, you need a tablet, mobile or laptop/computer and should download the Zoom app and make sure Ken Brown has your email at firstname.lastname@example.org ; If you require any additional assistance in getting set up, feel free to contact Jann Gowans at email@example.com or 4285 9070.
Please RSVP Jann if you would like to join the meeting ASAP.
Midweek Walk Wednesday 14th April 2021
Leaders Bill & Joan Zealey
Primbee Sand Dunes: 8.30 am start Leader Bill & Joan Zealey
Meet at 8.30am at the end of Bakers lane. Drive south from Warrawong on King Street/ along Primbee Bypass for 4.4 km along Windang Road. Turn left into Bakers Lane, the road that is adjacent to the end of Windang Golf Club opposite The Oasis Motel. Bring morning tea. Be sure to bring plenty of insect repellent and sunscreen.
The Windang peninsula or Lake Illawarra Sand Barrier is approximately 6 km long and is partly covered by the Port Kembla Golf Course. The area supports the largest remnant patches of Coastal Sand Bangalay Blackbutt Forest in the Wollongong LGA. The walk covers areas of dune vegetation and eucalypt woodland in an area that from the 1940s until 1995 was used for waste disposal of copper slags, night soil and coal wash. Expect Finches and Honeyeaters depending on what is fruiting or flowering.
In the event of inclement weather Phone Bill on 0414747644.
Saturday 17th April at 9am Leaders Alan & Anne Cousins
Booderee Botanic Gardens/Booderee NP Jervis Bay
Meet at the pay station at 9am (Entry fees are payable as this is not a NSWNP - $13 per car or $6-50 with a Concession card ie: Pension or Disabled. NB NSW Seniors Card not accepted).
Travel along the Princes Highway to Nowra, continue south to Jervis Bay turnoff, take left turn to Jervis Bay and continue several kilometres to a roundabout, go straight ahead. After payment at the entry station take left hand lane to car park. We will then drive to the Botanic Garden followed by visits to further spots in the park.
Bring morning tea and lunch.
In the event of inclement weather contact either Alan or Anne Cousins on 0413869534 by 7.15am to enable people to travel to the venue.
AUSTRALIA'S BIGGEST MORNING TEA
This years Australia's Biggest Morning Tea for Cancer will be held whilst we are at the Autumn camp. We raised a magnificent $585 last year so any member not attending the camp and wishing to contribute to this very worthwhile event can contribute via the clubs account at:
Illawarra Bird Observers Club
Account # 200613494
Please insert after your surname BMT
NEXT COMMITTEE MEETING
Next Committee Meeting Monday 17th May 2021 at 7.00pm will be via Zoom.
No Committee Meeting in April due to Committee Members leaving for the Tumut Camp
DEADLINE 24th April 2021
For all articles & photos in the next IBOC newsletter PLEASE E-mail contributions:
To Charles Dove firstname.lastname@example.org or post to 1/13 Horrocks Crescent, Kearney’s Spring, Toowoomba QLD 4350.
Autumn Camp –2021
At Tumut from
Saturday 24 April to Saturday 1 May 2021.
Accommodation will be at the
Riverglade Caravan Park,
Snowy Mountains Highway, Tumut, NSW.
Accommodation bookings can be made on by phone on 0269472528.
on the caravan park web site.
The main Gala Day for the end of the Festival of the Falling Leaf may be on Saturday 24 April with activities in the town and fireworks in the evening (subject to Covid-19 restrictions). It is suggested that bookings are made early.
The official camp program will start on the Sunday.
Anna and Andy Knowlson on email@example.com with your name, phone contact number, whether you have booked and details of
an emergency contact person and phone number
so that we can prepare the Autumn Camp Attendance List.