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Valuing Marion's Nature

We're offering a range of events and activities to help you connect with nature and learn about natural environments in the City of Marion.

Valuing Marion’s Nature is a new program fostering greater understanding and appreciation of nature in our city. There will be a range of activities including wildlife watching, nature play for children, bike rides, guided walks, hands on workshops and more!

Upcoming Events

Family Nature Day - Fully Booked!

Monday 15 April, Warriparinga

Start the April school holidays with a day in nature. Learn, play and explore with a range of free activities, including guided cultural walks, children's nature craft and play, nature journaling, learn about frogs and water bugs, wildlife displays from Animals Anonymous, planting, nature walks and more! Bookings are essential.

Bookings: via Eventbrite

Family Bike Ride and Nature Day

Saturday 4 May, Warriparinga to Oaklands Wetland

Enjoy the outdoors in autumn with an afternoon of nature play and a gentle family bike ride. Includes a ride along the Sturt River Trail from Warriparringa to Oaklands Wetland and back. It will kick off with a Welcome to Country and cultural walk led by Kaurna Elder and retired educator Auntie Suzanne Russell. Along the way there will be various nature play activities for the children brought to you by Nature Plays SA.

Bookings: via Eventbrite

Showing Native Garden Plants at Their Best

Saturday 18 May, Oaklands Education Centre and Wetland

Join us for a native gardening workshop and pop up plant sale. Learn practical tips to care for your native garden including pruning, watering and fertilising. This workshop includes a short walk at Oaklands Wetlands to observe native plant species and demonstrate techniques. Includes a pop up native plant sale where you will have the opportunity to ask questions about native plant species and receive one-on-one advice about what could work well in your garden.

Bookings: via Eventbrite

Learn about Tree Hollows and Nest Boxes

Saturday 1 June, Oaklands Education Centre and Oaklands Wetlands

Learn about hollow dependent fauna and the importance of tree hollows and nestboxes for providing habitat in the urban environment. Presented by James Smith from Faunature.

Bookings via Eventbrite

Past Events

Guided Bird Walk at Warriparinga - Fully Booked!

Saturday 6 April, Warriparinga Wetlands

Ever wanted to find out about local birds? Join us for guided walk to discover the birds of Warriparinga. Warriparinga is a unique spot known for its natural beauty, native plants and animals and being a place for cultural and environmental education. It is home to over 30 bird species and the last remaining natural stretch of river on the Adelaide Plains as well as wetlands and many significant trees. The Kaurna Aboriginal words Warri Parri means “windy place by the river”. Led by Kate Buckley from Birds SA.

Bookings: via Eventbrite

Native Bees and Wild Pollinators - Fully Booked!

Sunday 7 April, Marino Community Garden

Learn about native bees and other wild pollinators, and how to attract these wonderful creatures to your garden. In this workshop and guided walk you will discover what native bees look like, their role in conservation and food security and top tips to attract and care for native bees in your backyard. Walk around the Marino Community Garden and Reserve looking for native bees and their habitat including nests! Find out about other pollinators in your patch and join the National 'Wild Pollinator Count' to put them on the map.

Bookings: via Eventbrite