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 […]


12 members of the Friends of the Simpson Desert Park (FOS) and 6 vehicles attended this year’s Working Bee (WB). As all would know the original dates for this year’s working bee were for the last two weeks of May. However, for various reasons this period had to be postponed and new dates in July/August […]

The Volunteers

2017 Working Bee May 21st to June 1st Report 21 members of the Friends of the Simpson Desert Parks and 11 vehicles attended this year’s working bee. The weather this year was fantastic with temperatures reaching from the low to mid twenties most days, unlike last year’s event which had to be cancelled due the […]

Congratulations FOS!

Congratulations to FOS for taking home the Friends of Parks Cultural and Structural Heritage award for 2016! Here’s a statement from Tony Magor (Natural Resources SA Arid Lands) regarding the award. On Saturday night, I had the pleasure in attending the Friends of Parks forum dinner at Marion, as part of the 3-day Friends forum […]

2015 Working Bee Report

Friends of the Simpson Desert Volunteer Working Bee at Witjira National Park May 18th to 29th 2015 The objectives of the group are: To give volunteer support to the park rangers To raise funds and public awareness To promote conservation To reinforce codes of safety To ease the difficulty of visitors travelling in the remote […]