For early risers, the event starts with a bird walk from 7am to 8am, offering a great opportunity to observe coastal birds in their native habitats. Participants should bring binoculars and meet at the Pottsville Beach tennis courts.
Wild About Pottsville’s other activities will be held between 9am and noon, including the Currumbin Wildlife on Wheels show, free on-lead dog training session by Top Dog Academy and skits from Pottsville Beach Public School highlighting the threats to koalas. For the kids, there will be a visit from Kooee Koala, children’s nature activities by Pottsville’s own Nature Explorers, a jumping castle, face painting, wildlife-based stalls and lots of prizes and giveaways.
Speed talks will cover topics such as the way Bundjalung people once lived around Pottsville, the Backyard Habitat for Wildlife program, Council’s new My Local Native Garden book, dogs and wildlife, and how we can help koalas and other local wildlife.
The Lions Club will hold a sausage sizzle and special-issue Wild about Pottsville calico bags will be available for a gold coin donation. All proceeds will go to Tweed Valley Wildlife Carers, who do an amazing job caring for our injured wildlife.