Celebrate the rich biodiversity of Orange in September

To celebrate the unique threatened species and biodiversity found in the Orange region, Local Land Services is teaming up with local organisations to host a series of events throughout the month of September.

“Across Australia September is known as Biodiversity Month – a time to celebrate connecting and caring for nature and all its diversity,” said Vivien Howard, Senior Land Services Officer at Central Tablelands Local Land Services.

“The Orange region contains diverse landscapes and habitat types that support unique biodiversity, including 60 listed threatened species.

“We hope that through our hosted events we can help Orange locals learn more about the landscape around them.”

There’s something for everyone is the theme that shines through the events, in that there’s an activity on that suits any type of green thumb. From an internationally recognised film at Odeon 5 Cinemas, to bushwalks and planting events and an evening spotlighting event at Gosling Creek.

Kicking off the month of events is a temporary art activation project happening on the steps of the Orange Cultural Precinct on 1 and 2 September.

“We’re really excited to be working with local schools and the Orange Regional Museum on Friday 1, and then welcoming the wider community to a biodiversity and art pop up on Saturday 2,” said Ms Howard.

“The activations coincide with the arrival of the Australian Museum’s Birds of Australia STORYBOX at Orange Regional Museum.

“Presented in a really unique way, the Birds of Australia STORYBOX, brings to life the iconic bird illustrations of John and Elizabeth Gould together with First Nations storytelling and knowledges.

“We’ve made the most of the September school holidays and have designed a couple of family-friendly school holiday activities, including a planting and environmental activity day at Waratah Wetlands and a spotlighting tour at Gosling Creek, to conclude the month-long celebrations.”

The events are being delivered through a collaboration of the following organisations including the Ploughmans Wetlands Care Group, Orange Field Naturalist and Conservation Society Inc, Central Tablelands Landcare, NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust, Orange City Council and Orange Regional Museum.

All events are listed on our website.

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