Friday, 21 February 2014

Listening to the Land in Autumn with the Mornington Peninsula Interfaith Network and the guidance of an Gunditjamara Elder

Listening to the Land (Autumn)

Listening to the Land is an initiative of the Mornington Peninsula Interfaith Network. It seeks to bring people of different faiths and cultures  together to connect or reconnect with the Land and to be moved to care for the Land.

Our Autumn ‘Listening to the Land’ program is at Green’s Bush, Main RidgeSunday 23rd March, 2014,  11am .We will be celebrating Harmony Day.

Program begins at 11:00am and includes an introductory talk, a listening walk, a meditation and a shared lunch. The walk and meditation will be led by Gunditjamara Elder, Uncle Lionel Lauch.

Please note:
BYO Vegetarian food - something easy to share.
Plates and cups will be provided.

Look forward to seeing you there – sunshine or rain. The walk is mildly strenuous. The event is by donation. 
·        Venue: Green’s Bush, Main Ridge, Mornington Peninsula
·        Date: Sunday, 23rd March 2014
·        Time: 11am–2:00pm  (Lunch will be @ 1pm - BYO Vegetarian to share)
·        Cost: By Donation
·        Meeting Point: Baldry’s Crossing Car Park (@ 10:50am)
·        More information: Judy O’Donnell 0400 088 410 
·        Map Route: 
About Harmony Day
Harmony Day (21 March) is a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home – from the traditional owners of this land to those who have come from many countries around the world. By participating in Harmony Day activities, we can learn and understand how all Australians from diverse backgrounds equally belong to this nation and enrich it.

About Greens Bush, Main Ridge, Mornington Peninsula
Greens Bush is the largest remnant of bushland on the Peninsula and is home to various wildlife - Birds on the forest floor, in the scrub, in the tree canopy... there is lots of birdlife in Greens Bush. Look for wrens, honeyeaters, parrots and birds of prey such as the Black-shouldered Kite and Wedge-tailed Eagle. At morning or dusk, you can often see kangaroos feeding in the open grasslands. Black Wallabies prefer the forest and are well camouflaged in the shadows with their darker coat. However, most mammals in the park are nocturnal. As the light fades, listen for the soft twittering of Ringtail Possums or Sugar Gliders. The Little Forest Eptesicus Bat makes a higher-pitched call as it searches for insects, usually eaten on the wing.

The Mornington Peninsula Interfaith Network (MPIN) 
acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of the land, 
the Boonwurrung/Bunurong people, 
part of the Kulin Nation, and their elders past and present.


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