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Sat. 3 December 2016, 9:00 am – 11:00 pm AEDT
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Why are we searching for koalas?
Koalas have been an integral part of the local bushland for 100’s if not 1000’s of years from dreamtime stories of the ‘Clinging Koala and the Bunyip’ to the first recorded European sighting of a Koala in 1798 at Bargo, by John Price.
In early 2015, Wollondilly Council launched the Wollondilly Koala Hotline asking the community to be our eyes and ears in reporting sightings so we can better understand where Koalas are located and try to better manage their habitat for the future.
Despite their apparently chilled out behaviour of lounging around in gum trees and chewing on leaves, Koalas are quite elusive, dynamic creatures that are difficult to find by the untrained eye. Consequently, most of our knowledge and understanding of where the koalas are located, how far they range and what they eat in the local area is limited.
To date, there have been over 20 reported sightings, motivating the Wollondilly Council to undertake more Koala surveys. Come and join us on a guided bushwalk to search for some Koalas in the local Appin area and learn about one of our most iconic native fauna
Where to meet
The meeting point is at the end of Bourke St, Appin which is accessible off Appin Road or King St.
Parking is near the scout hall and there is a fire trail that heads down to the Georges river. As you can see from the map there are a number of fire trails in the area.