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Foraging for frogs and fungi in the Perth Hills

Foraging for frogs and fungi in the Perth Hills

Visit the Perth Hills these school holidays to discover a world of frogs, fungi and underworld critters with the Department of Parks and Wildlife’s popular Nearer to Nature holiday activities.

The holiday program will kick off on Saturday 4 July with family activity frog forage in John Forrest National Park.  The activity is for ages six and above and will take participants on an evening hunt for some common frogs.  

Program coordinator Jill Francis said participants would take a walk through some common frog habitats as well as identifying frog calls. 

Another popular seasonal activity Fungi – fun, facts and fiction, suitable for ages seven to 12 will be held on Monday 13 July from the Perth Hills Discovery Centre.

“Kids will head into the bush with magnifying equipment to take a closer look at these unique natural recyclers,” Ms Francis said.

“Every child involved in the session will make a fungi tie-dyed bandana to take home.”

For younger children aged four to seven, a journey around the water cycle in the activity  Dewy Droplets incredible journey is sure to delight.

“Through a series of fun activities and role playing a raindrop, children will discover just how precious our water is,” Ms Francis said.

Bookings are essential. To secure a spot please contact Nearer to Nature on 9295 2244 between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday.

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