Events

Nature Foundation hosts a wide range of events every year for our members, supporters and the broader community so there's a lot to choose from!

Nature Foundation is paying close attention to health recommendations regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus). We may need to reconsider many of our upcoming events and activities - this page will be updated if circumstances change.


If hands-on conservation work is your thing, join us for a planting day or come along to a Working Bee on one of our nature reserves. We also host tours to see conservation in action and this year we celebrate our 40th birthday with a gala dinner in October! We look forward to welcoming you at one of our events this year. 

Online event bookings are coming soon, stay tuned! For further information on any event please contact our office on 08 8340 2880.

Qualco Bird Walk
Where:
Qualco Lagoon near Waikerie
When:
10am-12pm 11 June 2021
Cost:
Free

Join us for a guided bird monitoring walk at Qualco Lagoon and learn about the birds while you collect valuable data. 
 
This project is supported by the Murraylands and Riverland Landscapes Board through funding from the landscape levies. Water for the environment delivered to Qualco Lagoon to improve the health of the wetland habitat is provided by the Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder.

Places are limited. To reserve your spot please contact Jacqui Wilson. E: [email protected]; P: 0400 036 843
Hiltaba Grand Working Bee
Where:
Hiltaba Nature Reserve
When:
5-9 May 2021
Cost:
FULLY BOOKED

Our Grand Working Bees bring together enthusiastic volunteers from all ages and from all walks of life, and unite everyone with a real passion for nature, conservation and appreciation of the spectacular South Australian outback. This is a great opportunity to meet like-minded members and experience the magic of Hiltaba Nature Reserve.

Para Woodlands Planting Day
Where:
Para Woodlands Nature Reserve
When:
18 June 2021, 10.00 am to 2.00 pm
Cost:
Free!

Join us for planting activities to re-establish critically endangered Peppermint Box grassy woodland. You will be helping to provide valuable habitat for woodland birds! This is a free community event, with lunch provided. View the flyer here. 

Hot drinks and lunch will be provided (please let us know of any dietary requirements). Families welcome; places limited to 50 people so book now!


Please RSVP by 11 June 2021 to Dragos Moise, Para Woodlands Restoration Ecologist;
E: [email protected]; P: 8336 0921

Quiz Night
Where:
West Thebarton Community Centre
When:
19 June 2021
Cost:
Members $20; Non-members $25

Put on your best hat and join us for our Quiz FUN night ... heaps of prizes to be won, auctions and games! View the flyer here.

Beer, wine, soft drinks are to be purchased on the night; BYO supper

For bookings and reserving tables of 10 please email [email protected]


Members: $20 Non-members: $25

Tickets also available at the door if not sold out prior. All money raised will go towards our conservation projects! We would love to see you there.

Watchalunga Planting Day
Where:
Watchalunga Nature Reserve
When:
1 August 2021
Cost:
Free!

Join Nature Foundation in planting 800 sedges and lignum plants to infill our revegetation area. You will be helping to improve valuable habitat for the critically endangered Mount Lofty Ranges Southern Emu-wren! This is a free community event, with lunch provided.

Hiltaba Nature Reserve Member Tour
Where:
Hiltaba Nature Reserve
When:
13-17 September 2021
Cost:
TBA

Join us for a 4WD outback adventure through Outback SA to Hiltaba Nature Reserve. Adjoining the Gawler Ranges, the unique geological formations of this 78,000 hectare property are home to species such as the Yellow‐footed Rock-wallaby, the Slender‐billed Thornbill and Desert Green-hood Orchid.

40th Anniversary Gala Dinner
Where:
Grange Golf Club
When:
9 October 2021
Cost:
TBA

This year is Nature Foundation’s 40th anniversary – this gala dinner is our official event to celebrate 40 years dedicated to nature conservation! We hope you can join us for this momentous occasion. Further details to follow soon but please reserve the date.

Member Day Tour
Where:
Watchalunga Nature Reserve and McLaren Vale
When:
13 October 2021
Cost:
TBA

We are excited to offer our members a tour to see the habitat restoration work being done at Watchalunga Nature Reserve, along with a trip to key sites in McLaren Vale. Further details to be advised.

Annual General Meeting
Where:
Level 2 Payinthi, 128 Prospect Rd, Prospect
When:
28 October 2021
Cost:
Free!

The AGM will include reports on Nature Foundation’s 2020-21 work, achievements and finances, and elections for Board positions.  A call for nominations will be sent out in early September.  Closer to the AGM, an invitation, the event details, video-conferencing links, agenda, candidate statements, appointment of proxy forms and voting slips will be provided to all financial members.