Contact details for the BMCS Events Coordinator are on our Society Office Holders webpage. Most events below are organised by the BMCS. Some other conservation related events are included, with the organisers noted.
The BMCS organises many regular activities throughout the year which are not listed on this page. See our Bushwalking, Bushcare, Plant Study Group, Wild TING and Plant Nursery webpages for details about these other regular activities. Also see our new Community Noticeboard.
The Wildlife Rescue Makers Muster is a community event organised by the Woolly Wildlife Warriors.
Meet Blue Mountains wildlife rescuers/carers; learn to make what carers need now and for disaster stockpile; share yarn to make wildlife rescue resources.
The Society will have nest boxes available (suitable for Eastern Rozellas)
On Winter Magic weekend artists, musicians, dancers, drummers, choirs and community take over the town with the main street of Katoomba closed to motor traffic and open to pedestrian traffic.
The streets are lined with market stalls, available spaces are converted to music and performance stages, and everybody who attends is encouraged to dress in costume.
Can you help out at the Society's stall at Winter Magic?
We'll have a petition to sign, lots of information to share and Alan Page's Blue Mountains Nature book for kids to buy - at a special Winter Magic price.
The Society stall will operate from approx 9am to 4.30pm.
If you have time to spare on Saturday 24 June, please contact Alan Page on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Australia has the most hollow-dependent wildlife in the world. Possums, microbats, and many species of birds including kookaburras, parrots, galahs, owls and cockatoos use tree hollows for nesting and shelter.
It takes over 80 years for trees to start forming hollows and 300 years for a hollow large enough for a brushtail possum or a cockatoo to use. But old trees are becoming harder to find. Urban development and bushfires have seen the loss of large old habitat trees.
If you want to attract wildlife to your garden, you could install a nest box – but not just any nest box. Native animals require hollows of different sizes, each species has different requirements. The size and orientation of your nesting box and the opening will depend on the species you want to appeal to.
Come along to this event to learn more. There will be a 30 min talk by Peter Ridgeway, wildlife ecologist, on these issues.
We will have 40 nest boxes available at the event; one of these can be yours for a donation (debit or credit card preferred). There will also be a range of local native plants, from BMCS's nursery, for sale at the event.
Visitors are very welcome!
The AGM business will include receipt of reports, adoption of annual accounts, determination of structure of the Management Committee, election of President, Management Committee members and other office holders, and appointment of an auditor.
Please arrive early in order to have your registration checked off and be seated in the theatre by 7pm. Entry only via the front portico.
Visitors are very welcome!
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Following the AGM
Guest speaker, Andrew Cox, will discuss 'Invasive species: the biggest threat to Australia's biodiversity and the Blue Mountains?'
Andrew Cox is CEO of the Invasive Species Council, an independent, donor-funded organisation at the forefront of efforts to strengthen biosecurity in Australia to better safeguard our land and seas from invasive species. Not only is he a proud Blue Mountains resident, he is also a member of the Blue Mountains feral deer working group, the national Environmental Biosecurity Advisory Group, chair of the Decade of Biosecurity Steering Group and co-founder of the Australian Biosecurity Symposium.
This is a free event with light refreshments but please register here: BMCS AGM 2023 on Eventbrite
A joint fundraiser for Blue Mountains Bird Observers Inc (BMBO) and Blue Mountains Conservation Society Inc (BMCS).
Carol Probets from BMBO will introduce the film and, with Dr Anastasia Dalziell, take questions afterwards. Both Carol and Ana feature in the film. A copy of the book of the film has been donated as a lucky door prize by Balangara Films (producer and distributer). Other copies of the book will be available for sale.
Don't miss out. The first screening by BMCS, in September 2022, sold out in a couple of weeks!
No other bird on the planet can do what the lyrebird can do. This is a film about the relationship between people and the lyrebirds, set in a natural wonderland where an exquisite forest faery has been performing his astonishing song and dance routines for millions of years. It is a timeless journey of self-reflection and connection, and a call to remember to live without destroying the things we love.
For more information about the film and to watch the trailer go to The Message of the Lyrebird website.SOLD OUT
More information about this event and the Society's other NSW State Election activity at bluemountains.org.au/elections/se23/se23-events.shtml
Come along to the front rooms of the Wentworth Falls School of Arts and learn about the Blue Mountains Conservation Society's recent activities and achievements and how you can get involved, or just catch up with other members and the management committee.
With the Conservation Hut currently out of action we've had to relocate this annual casual catchup for existing and prospective members. We've also amended the title this year given we may not actually see the sunset!
A free event with light refreshments but please register here: Twilight Gathering on Eventbrite
A full day of interaction and interests for women, offering an opportunity to mingle with other like-minded women, whilst spending time at various information stalls including a BMCS Nursery stall with blue mountains native plants for sale.More information: OWN Strong Women Forum pamphlet