Join Dudley Dolphin and friends at the Wetlands Weekender on Sunday 11th October between 9am and 2pm on the Coodanup Foreshore Reserve. We will be providing free creative activities for all the family to celebrate “Wonders of the Wetland’ which include the adorable fairy terns.
Browse a selection of vibrant market stalls with quality local arts and produce. Enjoy live music, cultural storytelling and entertainment throughout the day. Grab a coffee or a tasty lunch from a selection of food vans. The colourful kid’s corner is pumped full of fun activities including crab origami, paint your own shorebird stencil, nature playdough, wetland waterbugs and a scavenger hunt.
This festival is being hosted by Peel-Harvey Catchment Council to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Peel-Yalgorup Wetland, Ramsar 482. Find out more at https://peel-harvey.org.au/wetlands-weekender
Did you know?
Fairy Terns are smaller (and cuter) than most terns and are a threatened species protected under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. They are a delicate white bird with a black cap on top of their head and orange-yellow bill and legs – see photo below courtesy of Claire Greenwell and Mandurah Matters.
The Fairy Tern nesting season runs from September to February, and during this time you can help protect this threatened species by logging your Fairy Tern sightings at www.mandurahmatters.com.au/fairy-tern-nesting-season-2020
Update: View the photos from the Wetlands Weekender at www.mandurahmail.com.au/story/6966153/feathered-festivities-at-wetlands-weekender-photos and www.dropbox.com/sh/7goi1bo536ij7fz/AADWjinLvLltEZm1Vny8-qIOa?dl=0