Friends of Glenthorne

Restoring Native Habitat and Heritage in Adelaide's South

Dear {name} {surname},

You may be interested in some up-coming events. Keep an eye out on our website "Events" page.

Working Bee

This Sunday is our First Spring Working Bee / Enjoyment Day. Meet at the Ranger's Station Carpark at 10 am.

Jobs that we will plan to tackle:

  • Mulch the "Ranger's Garden" plants.
  • Install 2 bat boxes, and an Insect Hotel.
  • Spray Thistles and the Phalaris Grass that we recently slashed.
  • Weed and mulch around the Native Apricot seedlings.
  • Drill'nFill Olives.

See our Website HomePage for more information for attending our "Working Bees"

If you have attended one of our Enjoyment Days, and would like to offer some feedback, then please let us know your thoughts by replying to this email.

Of course, due to Covid-19, we will continue to practice safe-distancing, and if you are feeling un-well, you probably won't wnat to attend anyway.

Coming Events

We are in the initial stages of setting up a mid-week Working Bee group, and we would like to know how many people would be interested in being involved with this. You could also suggest what day/time would suit you best.

Please reply to this email to let us know.

See our Events page for a list of events, and details.

Glenthorne Classified Ad


Do you have, or know someone who has, some roof tiles that need another home? We are building some "Insect Hotels", and a tile roof would be a nice thing to give them. We may build a few of these "hotels", and we may need 16 (4 x 4) for each one.

If you can help with this, then please reply to this email, and we can get in contact with you.

Glenthorne National Park

Glenthorne National Park - Ityamaiitpinna Yarta, is being enjoyed by many people, coming to walk the 4km Loop Trail.

The planting days were such a success, with many people involved, and many more plants in the ground.  This has been a real cost saving, and that money will now be used to water the newly planted plants over the summer.  Already the ground is starting to dry out, and the mulch will be invaluable to keep the moisture in.

We are hoping that exotic plants will continue to be removed by contractors, particularly olives and the English Elm forest near the Heritage Precinct.

It has been heartening to see so many of the community enjoying the park and respecting it as well. Great to see dogs being kept on leads as required by regulation. Not only is this the best way to protect our unique and endangered wildlife, but it will also protect the loved family pets.  A few snakes have been found basking in this recent warm spring days.

Glenthorne History Book

Glenthorne, a Defining History & Indefinite Politics

Did you know that some very early buildings, in SA's history, exist at Glenthorne. There are plans afoot to have these buildings restored to their former glory (or humble use!) These plans are part of our vision for Glenthorne,

You can learn about the history of these buildings (and others that no longer exist) in our book, “Glenthorne, a Defining History & Indefinite Politics” written by Dr. Pam Smith, Dr. Keryn Walsh, and Mr. Alan Burns. More information on getting your own copy on the Friends of Glenthorne web site here. Or you may like to telephone Pam on 0428 315 266 on how to get one.

At just $20 (plus $10 postage and handling), it makes a great gift and is a great read. It is the most detailed written history of the Glenthorne property and we are very proud of it. If you come to our Enjoyment Day to pay for and pick up your copy, you can save the $10 postage.

Payment can be by way of cheque (posted in the mail) or electronic or cash deposit into the Friends bank account. Note that order forms must also be forwarded with payment to ensure your copy is accurately posted to you.

Bank Account Details
Account Name: Friends of Glenthorne Inc.
BSB: 015-209
Acct No: 198 876 197
Bank Reference: Enter your name

Birds SA Webinars

There are now 3 Birds SA webinars available to view. They cover basic identification of Shorebirds, Terns and Parrots. You can watch them on Zoom here

Ranger Spot

Our Glenthorne Rangers, Bec and Jae, occasionally have information that is interesting for us to know.

They have been organising a Slashing Program at Glenthorne, see the Slashing Program PDF document on our website for more information.

Petition Request

A motion/recommendation put forward at the Adelaide Plains Council's Infrastructure and Environment Committee meeting on Thursday September 2, 2020 suggested a trial of prohibiting private vehicle use on the beach in front of the Thompson Beach township, with the exception of boat launching and retrieval.

Thompson Beach is the Northern Gateway to the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary National Park (Winaityinaityi Pangkara), about 70km north of Adelaide's CBD. See for further information.

This trial will help better protect other beach users, resident and migratory shorebirds, and Thompson Beach's fragile coastal ecosystems.

The recommendation passed at the meeting, but must now go before the full Council at a meeting on September 28, 2020.

Here's your opportunity to show the Council you support the trial by signing this petition (see

It’s important that the Council has a clear community signal on this matter.

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