Blue Mountains Conservation Society
Thursday 30 March 2017, at 7PM
Following our Annual General Meeting
"Mysteries of Kimberley Rock Art" a presentation by Dr Alan Lane
(starting at 7.45 pm)
When Dr Alan Lane retired as a Senior Principal Research Scientist with the CSIRO, he embarked on a variety of adventures including studies of frogs and platypus, trekking across the Simpson Desert, caretaking the Northern Hairy-nose Wombat sanctuary in Central Queensland and, with his wife Virginia, living in France for nine months learning to speak French. He has coordinated the Popes Glen Bushcare Group in Blackheath since founding it in 1992.
In September 2016, Alan had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel with a group of Climate Council supporters to the Kimberley led by Prof Tim Flannery and Dr Tim Willing, studying some rare and recently discovered rock art.
A highlight is a painting recently discovered by Tim Willing of a Thylacoleo (marsupial lion), not previously seen by any other group and described by Prof Flannery as perhaps the most scientifically important rock art in Australia.
Alan will also show delightful ancient images of a variety of wildlife and mythical monsters, as well as a snapshot of the remarkable Kimberley landscape and wildlife.
GREAT GROSE WEED WALK – AUTUMN 2017
Blue Mountains National Park is a spectacular World Heritage wilderness right on Sydney's doorstep. NSW National Parks has long recognised the community's deep love for this place, and appreciation of its natural, conservation and economic values. The desire to protect it is strong, and brings its own rewards.
The Great Grose Weed Walk has been going for over 23 years. This volunteer program encourages everyone to join in and protect this precious area by helping to stop the spread of weeds. All are welcome, and most activities don't require bushcare experience.
The Autumn 2017 program offers a wide range of activities in remote and more accessible places.
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