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Journeys : Oct Nov 2012
October / November 2012 55 Redmap E ach year over 120,000 Tasmanians go fishing at least once. Imagine 120,000 citizen-scientists collecting valuable data about the marine environment! Redmap invites the Tasmanian community to spot, log and map marine species that are uncommon in Tasmania, or along particular parts of our coast. The information collected is mapped and displayed on the Redmap website, demonstrating how species distributions may be changing. w w w.redmap.org.au Sustainable Living Festival 10-11 November PW1, Hobart waterfront T he theme of the 14th annual festival is Food for Thought. This community celebration of sustainability features celebrity cooking demonstrations with Tasmanian produce, a recycled galler y of visual ar t, displays, workshops, demonstrations, debates, practical gardening and building workshops, live music and kids’ stuff all weekend. www.slt.org.au/festival Calling twitchers and shuckers It’s all happening on Bruny! Oyster-catchers ... Bruny Island Bird Festival Various locations, 25 -28 October Bruny Island has around 150 species of birds and is home to all twelve of Tasmania’s endemic bird species. The Bird Festival is a celebration of this spectacular array of birdlife, with an emphasis on bird habitat conservation and building community awareness of the island’s unique environment. The packed four-day program includes guided birdwatching walks and talks, adventure cruises to observe seabirds and marine wildlife, f lights from Bruny to Melaleuca to search for orange- bellied parrots, lectures by expert speakers, poetry readings, music, arts and photography exhibitions, community gather ings, market and opening/closing day barbecues. There’s even a special event for dogs (leash provided) to show ow ners where shorebirds nest and how dogs can impact on breeding outcomes. You’ll find all the details on the program and bookings at www.bien.org.au ... and oyster eaters Bruny Island Oyster Affair Hotel Bruny, Saturday 27 October G reat Bay oyster farmers Get Shucked and Hotel Bruny are hosting the inaugural Br uny Island Oyster Affair, celebrating the many people involved with these divine molluscs – those who grow them, shuck them, cook with them (or not) and eat them! Oyster knives will flash in the Tasmanian Oyster Shucking Championships, with competitors in professional, amateur and junior divisions racing against the clock. There’s an oyster-eating competition (of course), stalls and displays, prizes and lots of great Br uny Island food and w ine. w w w.getshucked.com.au w w w.hotelbruny.com The Bruny Island Oyster Affair Saturday 27th October, 2012 at Hotel Bruny from 12pm Home of the Tasmanian Oyster Shucking Championships International Rules Apply $$$$ $2000 in Cash Prizes to be Won $$$$ over $3000 prizes in total! * HAVAGO - Amature section for Adults and Kids *Guess the number of Oysters in the Sack Comp. *Oyster Eating Competition Local Oysters- Oyster Shooters - Fresh Seafood - Bistro Open All Day - Live Music Download a registration form at www.getshucked.com.au Bruny Island Ferry Co. ChrisTzarosChrisTzaros In Tasmania today
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