Cruising the Scenic Port Hacking River

The last OFF outing for the year was a three-hour return cruise on Wednesday 30 November from Gunnamatta Bay at Cronulla, along the Hacking River to Royal National

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An Expedition to Spitzbergen in the Arctic

Gary Schoer retured to OFF with pictures from another Polar expedition…this time to 81 degrees North in the Spitzbergen Arctic only 1000 km from the North Pole. Thrilling Polar Bear, Walrus and Puffin encounters provided many opportunities for some great picture making. This is an area clearly showing signs of climate change with consequences for this great wilderness

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Minnamurra Rainforest Walk

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A simply beautiful day was spent in the calm ambience of the Minnamurra Rainforest on Sunday 30th

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St George Community Award to Chris Lloyd

Chis Lloyd was presented with the Environment Achievement Award. The Oatley Flora and Fauna Society recommended Chis Lloyd for his study into the Powerful Owls of the St George region.

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Oysters – Canaries of our Estuary

Laurie Derwent spoke at our 24 October 2016 meeting on the rise, fall and eventual demise of the oyster industry along the Georges River.

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Lions Festival 2016

This year’s festival was superb, sunny with a light breeze, and well attended.

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Central Asia

Julian visited Central Asia, the five “Stans” that were recently part of the Soviet Union, in 2015. He came away with a strong impression of lost cultures, turmoil and stories that have been hidden for too

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Capertee National Park Field Trip

OFF members and friends enjoyed our annual weekend field trip on 24 & 25th September to Capertee National Park. The highlight was seeing gorgeous gold and black Regent Honeyeaters at close

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What Next for Oatley Bowling Club Site?

A development application to consolidate the lots at the former Oatley Bowling Club site was approved (9/9/16) by the Independent Hearing Assessment Panel. The lots still form part of Myles Dunphy Reserve and is community land. Friends of Oatley and community campaign to keep public land

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Royal Botanic Gardens

OFF members and friends participated in a walk through the Royal Botanic Gardens in the Sydney CBD.The walk covered some of the history of the gardens over the past 200

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