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Nature walks and exhibits at the Blue Sky Festival, with Eric McCrum, Drew “Spiderman” Wallace, and the DRB Nats

17 March, 10:00 am-4:00 pm


The Blue Sky Festival will take place from 10.00am to 4.00pm on Sunday, 17 March 2019.

The event will be held along Nichol Road, Jacoby Street and the Sculpture Park in Mundaring.

Last year the DRB attended the Blue Sky Festival and we wowed the crowds and many people learnt all sorts of fascinating facts about natural history in the Perth Hills. It was a great way for the DRB Nats to reach the public and help raise their awareness, love and understanding of the natural history of the Perth Hills. This year, as a special bonus, Mr Eric McCrum will be leading 30 minute nature walks, and “Spiderman” will return. Yes, Drew Wallace will be there complete with live exhibits.

The Blue Sky Festival is a sustainability focused festival based on themes such as biodiversity, renewable energy, waste management and saving our bushland. It is a local, non-commercial, low waste and plastic free event.  It will bring together a range of organisations and community groups who all share common values in highlighting the importance of environmental issues and sustainability in the Mundaring Hills. The Blue Sky Festival will be a family orientated fun event where all participants will take home some ideas and information on being a more sustainable community member – and a greater knowledge of the local nature.

Yes! The Darling Range Branch of the WA Naturalists’ Club is having a stall there, PLUS a “Nature Road Show” plus Nature walks with ABC Birdman, Mr Eric McCrum.

Please come visit us.

The DRB Nats stall will include:

Stuffed exhibits such as a Quenda and a Kestrel.

Live exhibits, such as stick insects and spiders.

Natural history experts to answer your local nature queries.


A barrel for a draw with a prize at 12 noon and at 3.00pm.

Other items on the stall – to be decided.

We also will hold a “Nature Road Show” along the lines of the “Antique Road Show” which will include ABC Birdman, Mr Eric
McCrum, who is also a founding member of the DRB Nats and other natural history experts. Here is Eric with Gillo from ABC radio.

People can bring nature items, e.g. flowers, or photographs, or recordings (e.g. of bird calls, frog calls, etc.) to be identified by Eric and our other experts.

Nature walks will be held three times, times to be announced.

DRB members please let us know which roster time you can take:

8.30-10am Set-up
10am-12noon – Help out at stall – meet the public
12noon-2pm – Help out at stall – meet the public
2pm-4pm – Help out at stall – meet the public
4pm-5.30pm Pack up.

Please let Rachel or Frankie know what times you can do.

Enquiries about the DRB stall only: DRB phone: 0436-448-647

About the festival generally: blueskyfest@gmail.com


17 March
10:00 am-4:00 pm
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Mundaring Sculpture Park
Jacoby Street
Mundaring, Western Australia 6073 Australia
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