Hoodies nesting at Inyadda!

The pair of hooded plovers at south Inyadda have three eggs, expected to hatch in late November. Thank you to everyone for giving these little guys the best possible choice (inc. avoiding fenced off areas, keeping dogs leashed).

A reminder too of the difference between the critically endangered hooded plover, a very small bird with a black head and white strip at the neck (see picture below, with chick) and the much more common, equally small red capped plover (second image below). Both are lovely, but the hoodies need as much help as we can give them.

Hooded plover and chick
Red-capped Plover.

Coast, River and Estuaries Questionnaire – please complete!

Please have your say on the future management of coastal areas and estuaries in the Shoalhaven by completing SCC’s questionnaire by 31 October 2019.

Click here to access the online survey or download a hard copy version.

This is our chance to share our thoughts and suggestions on this important topic. It takes about 15 minutes to complete and allows plenty of room for commentary, as well as “ticking boxes”.

From the SCC website:

The questionnaire responses will inform a single Scoping Study which covers all of Shoalhaven’s coastline and estuaries. Council will then use this Study to develop multiple CMPs each with their own specific mix of values, threats and opportunities.

New mural taking shape

The images below show how the beautiful new sea eagle mural on the Cunjurong Point bus shelter is gradually revealing itself. Thank you Glenn! More photos to come over the coming weeks. Estimated completion date is the first week of November. Keep an eye out as you pass by!

Yulunga Reserve Playground – temporary closure for construction of NEW facilities

Exciting news! Our much valued playground at Yulunga Reserve is to be given a major makeover. Actually, it’s an entirely new playground. Thank you to Shoalhaven City Council for making this possible and to the members of the Yulunga Reserve Committee and RHVA for working with council and the community to get the best possible result.

Construction of the new playground is scheduled to begin in the week of 7 October and continue for 3 weeks.

THERE WILL BE NO ACCESS TO THE PLAYGROUND DURING THIS TIME!

It’s Manyana market time again! Sunday 6 October 9am-1pm

It’s Spring (yay) so it must be October long weekend Manyana Market time!

Come to Yulunga Reserve on Sunday 6 October to see what’s on offer, have a friendly chat and enjoy delicious food. It’s a great chance to find that special Christmas present!

PLEASE NOTE THE NEW FINISH TIME – 1pm. Come before lunch to avoid disappointment! Better still, get your morning tea and lunch at the market 🙂