Free Activity Calendar

Unless otherwise stated, all our activities are FREE FOR EVERYONE thanks to City of Mandurah Community Grants, and the generosity of our volunteers, partners and friends.
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You may also like to consider becoming a volunteer to help us at our events. All enquiries to info@mehg.org.au


Sunday 24th October 2021
LUCA’S LEGACY ‘REEL IT IN’ CLEAN-UP EVENT
Dudley Dolphin and friends will be participating in this annual clean-up in Mandurah and Dawesville to commemorate the death of Luca, a young dolphin in the Peel-Harvey Estuary that died from fishing line entanglement in 2019.
Unfortunately, discarded fishing line and other litter is still killing dolphins, seabirds and other wildlife. Earlier this month, another dolphin calf called Meelan became entangled in our waterways. Find out what happened to Meelan.
It is up to all of us to help keep our wildlife safe by keeping our waterways clean and free of marine debris.
Find out how you can get involved.


Tuesday 26th October 2021 · 5.00pm
MEHG ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Note change of venue: FAB LAB, Falcon eLibrary & Community Centre, Corner Flavia Street & Cobblers Road, Falcon 6210
Everyone is welcome to our AGM. You don’t have to be a member.
We are delighted to announce that our special guest speaker will be conservationist and wildlife lover Jacob Cumberworth talking about: “Urban Nature Trails – A Vision for Mandurah”.
Doors open at 4.45pm for light refreshments. Please email info@mehg.org.au to book your seat or to send your apologies.
Members are invited to nominate to the committee which currently meets on the second Monday of each month at 4.00pm at Make Place in Tuckey Street, Mandurah.
Not a member yet? Join or renew your membership. Membership is free! Download the AGM agenda.


Sunday 31st October 2021 · 10.00am – 11.30am
HISTORY AND USE OF SAMPHIRE COVE AREA BEFORE AND AFTER SETTLEMENT
Mandurah Museum’s Curator Nicholas Reynolds will give a walk and talk on “The history and use of the area in around Samphire Cove Nature Reserve before and after European settlement”.
Meeting Point: Samphire Cove Nature Reserve, Cnr. Wedgetail Retreat & Egret Point Road, Halls Head 6210. Suitable for all abilities. Children must be accompanied. Register your interest: info@mehg.org.au


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November 2021 · Date/time/venue to be announced very soon
BUILD A BEE/POLLINATOR HOTEL 
Be kind to your garden and learn about native bees with John Draper during Australian Pollinator Week 6th-14th November www.australianpollinatorweek.org.au
Register your interest: info@mehg.org.au


Saturday 20th November 2021 · 8.30am – 12.00pm
BIRD WATCHING TOUR BY KAYAK
Canoe Trail Friends of Mandurah and Pinjarra invite you to observe waterbirds and shorebirds in the Peel Inlet with local Birdlife Australia member Dr Robert Wroth. Bring your own kayak, binoculars, morning tea and personal protection items, e.g. sunscreen. Suitable for post-beginners. Over 18 years only.
Launch from Osprey Waters Foreshore Reserve car park, Egret Point Rd, Erskine. Adjacent to the Estuary Bridge.
8.30am: Registrations, Safety Briefing and Q&A. 9.00am: Launch.
Register your interest: info@mehg.org.au


Sunday 28th November 2021 · 10.00am – 1.00pm
SAMPHIRE COVE DISCOVERY DAY
Discover this hidden waterside cove at our free family-friendly all-abilities event featuring:
· Dudley Dolphin · Nature trail with nest boxes · Wildlife observation bird hides · Nature signs · Paver art
· Learn about local birds · Learn how to identify local native flora · Develop your talents on a photographic adventure for kids (BYO camera/phone)
· Kids can pick up their free copy of the very popular Dudley Dolphin Adventure Journal.
· Adults can pick up their free copy of the local Water & Shorebird Birdwatching Walking Trail Guide.
Please email info@mehg.org.au to register your interest. You will be notified of any changes to an activity.

Program of Activities
· 10.00 am: Bird Watching and bird identification walk. Local Birdlife members Astrid and Robyn will take you on a short walk which will include visiting a bird hide, pointing out nest boxes and sharing their knowledge about the 70 species of birds observed in the reserve, telling you why it is called the Butcher Bird and where the critically endangered Far Eastern Curlew comes from.
· 11.00 am: Venture into the great outdoors with Dudley Dolphin and Sharon Meredith Photography to learn photography basics along with tips and tricks for snapping wetland landscapes. (Ticketed event. Check back here for the link or ask to be kept updated.)
· 12 noon: Planting Coordinator and Mandurah Herbarium member Clive will take you on a short walk to share the successes and failures that the Friends group has experienced in rehabilitating the flora of the reserve. Identification of local native flora will also be part of Clive’s walk giving you a great chance to see and learn about native plants like Spearwood, Flooded Gum, Cockies Tongue and more.

During the activities the Mandurah Plein Air Artists will be plying their skills throughout this A Class nature reserve.

Venue: Samphire Cove Nature Reserve, Cnr. Wedgetail Retreat & Egret Point Road, Halls Head, 6210.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Please wear appropriate footwear and hat. BYO water, insect repellent and sunscreen.
Two all-terrain wheelchairs will be available FREE courtesy of the City of Mandurah. Bookings essential.
A bicycle rack is available at the entrance to the reserve.
Barbecue and picnic area at the adjacent Grahame Heal Reserve.
Coffee van and food truck nearby at Osprey Waters.
There are no toilets in the reserve. The closest toilets are half a kilometre away at Osprey Waters Foreshore Reserve.
Please note: Dogs are not allowed in the reserve.
The Friends of Samphire Cove Nature Reserve meet on the last Sunday of the month. Find out more.
To register your interest or ask a question, please contact us.


Every Tuesday 8.30-11.30am
PAINTING IN OUR NATURAL ENVIRONMENT
With the Mandurah Plein Air Artists. Mention MEHG and enjoy your first 3 sessions free.
Find out more: https://mandurahpleinair.com and www.facebook.com/groups/503384883171190


The following activities are still in the planning stages. Email info@mehg.org.au to register your interest as a participant or a partner:


STAR GAZING / NOCTURNAL WALK
Island Point Reserve, Island Point Road, Herron 6211.
Learn about the night sky and constellations, or go for a spotlighting walk to discover our unique nocturnal animals with Salt & Bush Eco Tours.
Register your interest: info@mehg.org.au


INTRODUCTION TO KAYAKING
With the Mandurah Over 55 Kayak Club.
Ability and safety on the water for the over 55s. Subsidised kayak hire.
Register your interest: info@mehg.org.au


MAKE YOUR OWN BIRD NESTING BOX
In conjunction with your local Men’s Shed.
Register your interest: info@mehg.org.au


MOVIE SCREENING “2040: Join the Regeneration”
To be held at John Tonkin College in the early evening. Date to be confirmed.
In partnership with John Tonkin College and Peel Preservation Group.
Refreshments upon arrival. Register your interest: info@mehg.org.au


LEARN ABOUT THE BLACK BREAM PROJECT IN THE PEEL-HARVEY WATERWAYS
Interactive Citizen Science Workshop with scientific equipment and displays at John Tonkin College.
Register your interest: info@mehg.org.au


Special Event
WASTE REDUCTION AND INFORMATION FORUM
Expressions of interest are invited from individuals, groups and organisations who address litter in our waterways and help protect our wildlife. Email info@mehg.org.au


Proudly supported by City of Mandurah Community Grants. Thank you to our partners and sponsors.