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Discover nature’s hidden gems in Adelaide’s north this June

South Australians are fortunate to have access to a vast network of national parks – and this is no different for residents in Adelaide’s north who have some amazing parks right on their doorstep.

Discover nature’s hidden gems in Adelaide’s north this June

Throughout June, the National Parks and Wildlife Service will be featuring Anstey Hill and Cobbler Creek Recreation Parks as the Park of the Month with a big program of events either free or offered at a low cost.

A/Senior Ranger Taylor Heath said June is a great time to get outside and experience the changing of the seasons as we move into winter.

“The cooler and wetter weather revitalises nature and there is nothing better than the scent of the bush after rain,” Taylor said

“The parks in the region provide an important oasis for our native animals and plants amongst a landscape of both urban and rural environments. Anstey Hill and Cobbler Creek in particular are rich in biodiversity and brimming with birdlife and native plants.

“You just need to make sure you give yourself time to really look around and appreciate nature.

“We have some wonderful activities and events happening in June and we’d love for you to come and check them out.”

Events and activities planned through the month include:

  • Salisbury Community Fun Day in Cobbler Creek
  • Hiking Skills with Walking SA in Anstey Hill Recreation Park
  • Guided e-mountain bike rides in Cobbler Creek Recreation Park
  • Nature Drawing workshop with artist Gilbert Dashorst in Anstey Hill Recreation Park
  • Bush care with the Friends of Cobbler Creek and Friends of Anstey Hill
  • Birdwatching Walk with Birds SA and the Friends of Anstey Hill

For more information about these and other events and to book your place visit: www.parks.sa.gov.au/park-of-the-month