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Blue Mountains Conservation Society
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NURSERY STALL

Mountain DevilWe attend the LAWSON MAGPIE MARKETS at Lawson Public School on the Great Western Highway from 9am to 2pm on the 3rd Sunday of the month from August through November and February through May.

We are also at the BLACKHEATH COMMUNITY MARKETS at Blackheath Public School on the Great Western Highway from 9am to 1pm on the first Sunday of the month from August through May. At both these markets we offer a big variety of plants with many specials.

  • (No Markets June & July)
  • 06 Aug - Blackheath Markets
  • 20 Aug - Lawson Markets
  • 03 Sep - Blackheath Markets
  • 17 Sep - Lawson Markets
  • 01 Oct - Blackheath Markets
  • 15 Oct - Lawson Markets
  • 05 Nov - Blackheath Markets
  • 19 Nov - Lawson Markets
  • 02 Dec - Blackheath Markets
  • 17 Dec - Lawson Markets

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEETINGS

The Management Committee meets at 9.15am once a month at the Mid Mountains Community Centre in Lawson.
Society members are welcome to attend.

  • 19 August
  • 16 September
  • 18 November
  • 21 October
  • 16 December


 

JULY

23 July at 2.30pm - Science at the Local - Tim Low presentation

WHERE SONG BEGAN AND THE NEW NATURE

A TALK BY TIM LOW

Blue Mountains Theatre, Community Hub, Springwood NSW
Sunday 23 July, 2017, 2:30pm (doors and bar open at 2pm)

Co-sponsored by the Blue Mountains Conservation Society & Science at the Local

Tim Low

About Tim

Tim Low is a biologist and best-selling author of seven books about nature and conservation. 
His most recent book, Where Song Began: Australia’s Birds and How They Changed the World, became the first nature book to win the Australian Book Industry Award for best general non-fiction. It was praised in the New York Review of Books and recommended by Scientific American. His earlier book The New Nature was praised by Time magazine and listed by Who magazine as one of the books of the year. Tim writes a blog for Australian Geographic magazine and has a lizard named after him.

Where Song Began: 

Australia's Birds and how they Changed the world

Renowned for its unusual mammals, Australia is a land of birds that are just as unusual, just as striking, a result of the continent's tens of millions of years of isolation. Tim explains how our birds came to be so extraordinary, including the large role played by the foods they consume and by our climate, soil, and fire. The story of Australia's birds, it turns out, is inseparable from the story of Australia itself, and one that continues to unfold.

The New Nature:

Winners and Losers in Wild Australia 

Humanised environments are not necessarily shunned by all species and often provide important resources. Tim challenges conventional thinking about nature and conservation by showing that some native species are benefiting rather than suffering from human impacts and exploring how these ‘winners’ sometimes go on to cause environmental problems.

Please registerfor the event at: https://timlowsatl.eventbrite.com.au/


23rd July at 1pm - Anti-Airport Forum @ Blacktown Council

anti airport rally


30 July at 1.30pm - Leave Radiata Plateau Wild rally

Leave Radiata Plateau Wild

Help us save the missing piece in the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area!

Join us at a rally on Sunday 30th July, 1.30pm 
Cahill's Lookout, Cliff Drive, Katoomba. 

We are seeking to have the Plateau purchased by the State or Commonwealth Government
and be incorporated into the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. 

For information go to our campaign site.


20 July - 08 August - Gardens of Sytone inspired art exhibition




AUGUST

29 August @ 2pm Janine Kitson Talk venue TBC