Hunter eco activities Feed

Want to help your kids be a Conservation Biologist for the day tomorrow?

We’re heading out for a quick walk through the Hunter Wetlands National Park tomorrow to search for White Ibis as part of the Australian white ibis community survey. Those of you in NSW, Queensland and Victoria can join in too if you like? More details here. I reckon, that if you want to maximise your chances of spotting one, a trip to your local tip is your best bet. There's a reason these birds are commonly known as the bin chicken or tip turkey. Other opportunities to get involved in nature conservation I’m noticing more and more opportunities for the... Read more →

Clean Up Australia Day is on next weekend. We've registered to help out at our local park. How about you? Are you going to help clean up Australia? Little Eco on her second Clean Up Australia Day. This year will be her fourth. Read more →

I recently had the pleasure of attending a soap making workshop run by Hunter Vally herbalist Pat Collins. Pat is the author of one of my favourite books, Useful Weeds at Our Doorstep, so I was thrilled to receive an invitation to the workshop from one of my lovely blog readers. Thanks Wendy!. We made some lovely natural soaps using herbs and weeds. We harvested Aloe gel.... Juiced Chickweed... And made lovely camomile milk... All up we made five different types of soap and a batch of lovely stinging nettle hair conditioner. We also had a weed wander. We wandered... Read more →

Do you like our new bedroom wall feature? We didn't have any space to store our bikes. We don't have a garage and our shed is too small so our bikes were crowding our study. I went in search of stylish indoor bike storage inspiration and found plenty. Who knew bikes could look so good inside?! Reassured that bikes could look good when stored properly, we decided to use our bedroom wall, took down our wedding photograph, and added a simple bike wall mount for Daddy Eco's bike. I simply park mine below. I love that I'm reminded every morning... Read more →

For those of you in Newcastle tomorrow (Sunday) don't forget the unreal second hand clothing event 'Raid My Wardrobe'. I came away with some great finds last time (shown above) and this time there will be twice as many stalls! Raid My Wardrobe Newcastle: Sunday 21st August 10am to 2pm at the Newcastle Basketball Stadium, Broadmeadow. Future 'Raid My Wardrobe' events are to be held in Maitland, Central Coast and Sydney. More details here. Read more →