Coming events

Fungi Foray

FREE event in association with the National Parks Association (HunterBranch)
Sunday 7 April Upper Allyn River
9am to mid afternoon

Learn about fungi and participate in a community survey in the picturesque Upper Allyn and Paterson Valleys.

This is the second Fungi Foray in the area. The first survey was held last year and this follow-up survey is important to document variations.

Fungi are at their best in Autumn. Recent rains and warm weather promise to make this an ideal time to see and learn about a range of these often overlooked organisms, a vital part of our natural ecosystems.

There will be experienced and knowledgeable guides very familiar with the area. Anyone with an interest is invited to attend, and the day is suitable for people of all ages and abilities. Participants need to bring suitable clothing, footwear and food, and be prepared for some walking off tracks.

The day starts at Peach Tree Picnic Area in Chichester State Forest at 9.00 am finishing by mid afternoon.
For more information, please contact Martin Fallding on T 6571 1208
E Note please RSVP to Martin Fallding by Wednesday if possible to help with organisation on the day.

The National Parks Association is conducting Koala surveys in this area the following weekend 13/14 April 2019. Contact John Simpson if you would like more information at or Mobile 0400 364 080.

And coming up over the next few months…

On Friday 17 May at the CWA Hall, Dowling Street Dungog, you will be able to explore the fascinating world of Opals with Toby Solomon.

Sunday, May 26 3 pm James theatre
Sustainable spotlight on Dungog. This PechaKucha style event will showcase just how Dungog is paving the way to the future with innovative best practices. Join us afterwards for nibbles and tastings from local produce.

In early June there will be an evening of star gazing at the Trevallyn Observatory.

Plastic Free July – all month – A range of activities supporting Single Use Plastic Free Dungog

There will be events around the Shire celebrating National Science week from 10-18 August.