Full moon family fun postponed

September 3, 2021 BY

Winter sky: Organisers originally planned to host the event on the day of last month’s full moon, Sunday, 22 August. Photo: EDWINA WILLIAMS

GEELONG Landcare Network and Friends of Bannockburn Bush expect to hold their postponed Full Moon Family Fun Day in October.

Running from 11am until after dark at the Bannockburn Bush Reserve, the event has been funded by the State’s Community Activation and Social Isolation initiative to unite residents of the Bannockburn and Teesdale area after lockdown.

Organiser Stuart McCallum said the day will also be an opportunity to “reconnect with country.”

“We’re making it a fun day with entertainment, music, events and food, and environmental activities, art, nature walks, and challenging bridge and cubby building,” he said.

“We’ll also have treasure hunts looking for lost animals because we’re losing so many of our indigenous species to extinction and bushfires.”

Information about Landcare and environmental volunteering will be available, as well as guided tours of the Reserve’s flora and fauna.

Originally planned for Sunday, 22 August 60 adults and between 60 and 70 children had registered, booking out the event.

“Everything’s set up to go,” Mr McCallum said. “We’re oversubscribed, but the Friends of Bannockburn Bush are always keen to have people interested in visiting it, doing things there and appreciating it.

“It’s had a very checkered history. It’s been abused and used in different ways for many years, but giving people the opportunity to get out and understand how these environments work is an important thing.”

The Friends and Landcare Network are facilitating the event in partnership with the Golden Plains Shire and Ballarat Environment Network.

Shire tree-planting working bees will also be facilitated by the same organisers once COVID-safe to do so. If you would like to be involved, contact Mr McCallum via [email protected].

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