Having built a following with Slow Nature Walks in 2022, Sue Brunskill and Karen Retra are back with a full calendar of walks highlighting the seasonal changes in our best nature reserves in 2023.
These events are so called as they involve frequent pauses for closer examination of the nature close at hand. This year Sue and Karen will be walking in Castle Creek, Swainsona, Ryans Lagoon and Baranduda nature reserves, with a routes repeated as the seasons unfold to enable us to observe the natural changes across the year.
Introducing the natural occurences observed at the time, along with tools, tips and resources for noticing, identifying and recording what is found, the focus is much less on the ‘walk’ and much more on the ‘nature’. The evolving seasons, with annual plants appearing and disappearing, ephemeral insects going about their business, migrating birds; the nestings, flowerings, pollinatings, hatchings, seedings and other seasonal phenomena always make for an interesting walk no matter how short.
Between them, Sue and Karen have vast knowledge of nature in our region, from frogs and insects to plant identification, wildflowers, habitats and the amazing web of life in our local parklands. Their enthusiasm makes a walk in the park an exciting adventure, no matter how small a distance you travel! Thanks for offering your services Sue and Karen.
Our 2023 Slow Nature Walks start this month with Autumn walks in Castle Creek Conservation Reserve and Swainsona Reserve. Slow Walks for each season are now open for registrations on our Humanitix event booking page.