Jul 10 2017
The 2017 Australasian Bird Fair and Wildlife Expo will cater for every family and individual’s interest in birds and nature. Come and hear, see or be engaged in birding, wildlifing, learning about research, citizen science or an abundance of children’s activities.
There will be plenty to interest children, with a wide variety of attractions from pond dipping for water bugs, looking at even smaller animals through microscopes, bird watching, bug hunting, and quizzes with lots of prizes to be won.
Our lecture program should be available on our website next month. It is being formulated to provide the greatest interest to visitors, whether you are a passionate wildlife watcher or conservationist, or one of those in the wider community who is keen to learn more about research and conservation projects or attracting wildlife to your garden or local park in the most environmentally friendly way.
We already have keen interest from wildlife artists who would like to display and sell their works, both originals and prints. Discussions are also underway about the possibility of having a wildlife photographic competition with images on line during the judging process. Winning entries will then be on display at an exhibition at the fair for all to see in one of the art galleries. We are also looking at the possibilities of having prints for sale. Watch this space whether you are a passionate photographer keen to compete in the competition or someone looking for works of art to decorate your home.
As already noted, we have secured an ideal location for art works and prints in a set of buildings constructed to provide a stable climate for highly sensitive naval ordinance – a perfect climate for delicate artwork. The history of these buildings includes an intriguing honeycomb of connecting passages and the ‘Armory’ museum which will be open to visitors with regular tours.