Rare Creatures Draw a Crowd at Dowerin

20 September 2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

The Avon Catchment Council and Avon Natural Diversity Alliance combined forces to create an interactive and informative display at Dowerin Field Days, providing information and entertainment to all who entered. With the central theme of sharing landscapes encompassing all areas of the marquee, visitors had the opportunity to find out who they share their landscape with and how their daily activities impact on their local environment. The biggest attraction was the rare and endangered fauna from Kanyana Wildlife on the first day of the field days. People of all ages stopped to have a closer look at a bilby, echidna, red-tailed black cockatoo, tawny frog mouth, burrowing bettong (boodie) and a blue tongue lizard. It was a constant hive of activity in the marquee with competitions and freebies as well as activities such as badge making, for the kids. Congratulations to all the competition winners from Dowerin and Newdegate Field Days: 12 months subscription to Landscope magazine: Regina Drummond from Kenwick and Steve Curtin from Lake Grace. Australian Sandalwood Network membership and 1.5kg (620 nuts!) of sandalwoods nuts: Lex Stone from Corrigin. First prize for the ‘Kids Quiz’ is a family pass to Barna Mia, with second and third place winners receiving an ACC/ANDA prize pack. 1st place – Claudia Kirby from Beacon 2nd place – Jessica Raffertey from Toodyay 3rd place – Josh Bull from Ballajura. Staff of the Avon Catchment Council, Greening Australia WA, WWF-Australia, Department of Water and Department of Environment and Conservation enjoyed catching up with everyone and meeting new people. We look forward to seeing you all again next year! Contact: Rochelle Pyle Marketing & Communications Manager Ph: (08) 9690 2250