Tennyson Dunes

Tennyson Dunes Open Day Sunday 23rd September 2018

Tennyson Dunes Open Day programSeptember is Biodiversity Month and this year we are again planning a huge event in the Tennyson Dunes. We hope you can join us on Sunday 23rd September 2018.

This year we're doing things a little differently, however, with a Mini Bio-Blitz, where you get to help the scientists identify our native coastal species. This information will be used by the Tennyson Dunes Group to improve management of the dunes.

Our lineup of special guests includes Ali Ben Kahn, Sarah Telfer, Catherine McMahon, Jason Quinn, Tim Milne and Assoc Prof Victor Gostin. There will also be children's activities, talks by dune volunteers, dune gift sales, local environmental group information stalls and a BBQ by the Kiwanis.

Copies of our ever popular plant booklet, "Tennyson Dunes: too good to lose", will be on sale along with a host of other great dune related gifts. Strictly cash sales only.

Tour places are limited, so book your spot now.

10:00 am - 11:00 am Birds of the Coast with Ali Ben Kahn Book a tour with Ali Ben Kahn
10:40 am - 11:40 am Beach Combing with the Malacological Society Book a tour with the Malacological Society
10:40 am - 11:40 am Coastal Dune Plants with Sarah Telfer Book a tour with Sarah Telfer
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Natural History of the Tennyson Dunes with Assoc Prof Victor Gostin Book a tour with Victor Gostin
11:00 am - 12:00 pm In Search of Dragons with Tim Milne Book a tour with Tim Milne
11:20 am - 12:20 pm Climate Change and Coastal Erosion with Jason Quinn Book a tour with Jason Quinn
11:20 am - 12:20 pm Living Shorelines with Catherine McMahon Book a tour with Catherine McMahon
     
12 - 1 pm Welcome  
  BBQ by the Kiwanis Unlimited Places
  Tennyson Dunes Fair  
     
12:40 pm - 1:40 pm Protecting the Dunes with Christopher Naylor Book a tour with Christopher Naylor
12:40 pm - 1:40 pm Beach Combing with the Malacological Society Book a tour with the Malacological Society
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Living Shorelines with Catherine McMahon Book a tour with Catherine McMahon
1:20 pm - 2:20 pm In Search of Dragons with Tim Milne Book a tour with Tim Milne
1:20 pm - 2:20 pm Nature Photography for Beginners Book a tour with Kym Murphy and Nick Crouch

We look forward to seeing you there.

Tennyson Dunes Open Day 2018

Tennyson Dunes

The Tennyson Dunes are 22 hectares of coastal dunes with natural grass and shrub land being the last true remnant of the Adelaide metropolitan coastal plains. It is a coastal conservation reserve 12 kilometres north-west of the city near the locally historic Estcourt House. It displays a large diversity of flora with the presence of rare and regionally significant plants, bird life, reptiles and invertebrates, making it a truly unique area as an island in an urban area.

The dune's resilience is being tested with many competing factors and the Tennyson Dunes Group, a dedicated volunteer conservation group, has a prime objective to provide a safe sanctuary for all the flora and fauna and improve and share this valuable asset with the community.

This website has been produced by the Group to assist in raising the importance of the dunes for its natural values, as well as its heritage and educational significance.

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