VISIT TO EAGLES HERITAGE RAPTOR WILDLIFE CENTRE, POSSUMS AT PASSEL ESTATE WINES AND A GENTLE WALK TO ELLENBROOK HOMESTEAD - THIS SUNDAY JUNE 20
This Sunday’s Busselton Naturalists Club excursion has something for everyone.
First stop will be at the Eagles Heritage Raptor Wildlife Centre near Margaret River where most of WA’s eagles, hawks and owls are being rehabilitated and on display. A display of rehabilitated birds takes place at 11.00am.
At lunchtime, we hope to visit Passel Estate winery where the owners have revegetated habitat for the endangered western ringtail possum, so you’ll be able to enjoy a glass of wine with your BYO picnic lunch.
In the afternoon, a gentle 4km stroll down Old Ellenbrook Road will take walkers past the Meekadarabee Cave – ‘the bathing place of the moon’ and of great cultural importance to Aboriginal people – to the heritage-listed Ellenbrook Homestead, home of Grace Bussell and her family from 1857.
A bus will leave the car park next to the former tourist bureau on Peel Terrace – close to the Busselton Senior Citizens Centre – at 9.00am sharp.
Cost for the day is $40 per adult, which covers bus hire, entry into Eagles Heritage and Ellenbrook Homestead.
Bring morning and afternoon teas and a picnic lunch, plus a folding chair. The excursion is being held this coming Sunday June 20 and is open to the public.
Families are encouraged to join us for the day as all activities are well suited to children.
Bookings are essential as we need at least 25 people on the bus to cover the cost of its hire. If fewer than this number of people book in, then the bus will be cancelled and we will use private cars instead.
Please book by emailing club president Bernie Masters on firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone to 0408 944 242