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Koala visitors

We were blessed with some visitors at the Hills Environment Centre – HEC today . Despite looking cute and cuddly, there was a lot of

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Where the birds are

What is your favorite bird? You may think about that in the annual Bird Count when you are counting birds in your backyard. You may

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Beautiful Bugs

Bugs may be very small, but they pack a mighty punch in our world! According to Kristin Messenger, founder of BugsnSlugs and environmental educator, animals

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Towards cooler, greener, wilder: a seminar series with Green Adelaide 

Towards cooler, greener, wilder: a seminar series with Green Adelaide.
The Wonderful World of Weeds

When: Thursday 29th February, 4-5PM

Join SA’s leading Weed Ecologist, Chris Brodie, as he delves into the important work of identifying new and emerging weeds in his role as a Weeds Botanist at the Botanic Garden and State Herbarium of South Australia.

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KOALA LIFE

What a special and fascinating day visiting Koala Life with director Dr Chris West and head Cleland Koala keeper Cassie. Koala populations in eastern Australia are threatened by habitat loss due to land clearing, the impacts of climate change such as fire, diseases and pests. Koala Life is involved in very important research to protect this iconic Australian animal and is undertaking a breeding program to ensure their long-term survival.

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Bee Hotels for our natives

There were a bunch of busy little bees at the HILLS ENVIRONMENT CENTRE today. Shane Meyer, local author, illustrator, and native bee enthusiast, joined us

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Feral Scan

Use this free resource to record pest animal activity in your local area to protect farms, biodiversity and communities. Feral scan is run by the Centre

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Christmas Closure

Merry Christmas from the Hills Environment Centre 🎄 Wishing you and your families a safe, peaceful and jolly Christmas. The HEC will be closed from

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KESAB MINIBUS TOUR

Thank you to KESAB, Adelaide Hills Council and East Waste for providing a KESAB Waste & Recycling tour on Wednesday, 29th November. This free tour started

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Recycle your Orchard Nets

Did you know that you can recycle your old orchard nets! They need to be 100% HDPE (High Density Poly Ethylene). This is a thermoplastic

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Native Flowers in bloom

Thanks to Peter Watton, from Trees for Life, for sharing photos of this beautiful native flower, Viminaria juncea (Golden Spray or Native Broom), taken at

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Snake Awareness

Thanks to Geoff from Living with Wildlife and Rudy from Adelaide Snake Catchers, for sharing a fascinating and exciting afternoon with a room full of

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