Munga-Thirri/Simpson Desert Awareness Campaign

Over the last 35 years FOS has undertaken many projects that help look after one of the worlds irreplaceable sand dune environments with its unique flora and fauna, as well as assisting with the safeguarding of cultural sites of the traditional owners. There are many threats to the environment of the desert. Some we can […]

Access to Witjira/Dalhousie (current as at 5 July)

Whilst the following summary is taken from the Desert Parks Bulletin at 5 July the Department posts a detailed bulletin when conditions change in any of their Arid Land Parks. We recommend that you visit the official Parks site prior to finalizing your trip to check the latest resitrictions. Simply click on the below link […]

2021 Working Bee photos

As the last of our volunteers returned from our working bee on Saturday 5 June, we are still collecting photos for our report. However here are a few photos for you …..

Photos from recent Working Bee

Participants were asked to share some of their photo’s and a small selection follows for everyone to enjoy…… Go to our Working Bee – get active page for information on what was achieved this year.

Our logo – why choose this little bird?

This little bird is an Eyrean grasswren. At 14 to 16 cm in length it is the smallest grasswren. It was first seen by Europeans in 1874 around the Macumba River near Lake Eyre. It is now only found north of Cameron Corner through to Witjira National Park in the Simpson and Strezlecki Deserts. As […]

Volunteer Rangers Needed

The Department of Environment and Water (DEW) are calling for volunteers to apply to be Rangers in various National Parks. Volunteer Rangers work with National Parks staff to assist looking after visitors to the Parks. If you want to find out more contact Amy Anderson on 08 8463 3975 or email [email protected]

NEWS FLASH – Pearl found in Dalhousie Springs

After recent rain mid May 2019, a young boy swimming near the steps into the thermal pool at Dalhousie Springs found a perfect pearl. Visitors may have noted old mussel shells about this location but never before has there been a record of a pearl being found! The real story is that a lovely lady […]