That’s right, the Tennyson Dunes Group first started looking after this amazing area in 1995 – a quarter of a century ago. In that time we’ve had some amazing wins such as the eradication of several noxious weeds, the reintroduction of a few rare plant species, habitat resoration for the Bitterbush Blue Butterfly and Painted Dragon, a growing community of dedicated volunteers and supporters, the creation of the Tennyson Dunes Discovery Trail and of course the dedication of the area as a conservation reserve.
Perhaps the most significant, however, is partnering with the local Kaurna community who have been caring for this area far longer than our mere 25 years. Kaurna people have beeen looking after this country for at least 60,000 years and we’re proud to see that recognised in the dual name for the reserve – Wara Wayingga Tennyson Dunes Conservation Reserve.
The annual Tennyson Dunes Open Day last year was a huge hit, with loads of children’s activities, construction of our native bee hotel, expert tours, information stalls, gifts and our very own Bio Blitz where visitors surveyed the dune ecology so we have a better idea of the wildlife that inhabit them. Thank you to everyone who made the day a great success, especially our expert tour guides.