Name That Quoll Competition

We have a new arrival who has come all the way from Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary, in Tasmania.

A young, Spotted-tailed quoll ~ Dasyurus maculatus male, just one year old has come to live at his new sanctuary and is settling in wonderfully, but he needs a new name!

We would like for you to choose, so we are having a fundraising competition to choose one for him and it’s so easy to enter.

The winning entry will receive a free complimentary day pass which will provide free entry into the sanctuary, a train ride and a bag of food to feed our free roaming animals with, as well as having your name outside our young quoll’s enclosure announcing your winning entry name. The pass can be for yourself or a friend/relative.

Just to show how much we appreciate your input and support, each entry that is made in person, is also entitled to choose a colourful, chrome embossed Potoroo Palace pen of choice too!

All monies received will go towards supporting the work of the sanctuary whose mission is to raise awareness of the plight and irreplaceable value of our native wildlife.

TO ENTER

Each name entry is $5.00 and it’s easy to enter…

You can submit your chosen quoll name by either:

  • Phoning our bookings and enquiries number and submit name and payment on: (02) 6494 9225 OR
  • Drop by, in person to the Blue Wren Cafe and grab a free chrome Potoroo Palace embossed pen with your entry!

Just provide your own name and contact details, as well as your chosen name for our quoll.

Too easy!

Entries close on August 31st and the winning entry will be announced on National Threatened Species Day, September 7th.

 

Fun for Parrots, Workshop.

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10am – 12pm Wednesday 10th October 2018

“Our (Australian) parrots are not only visually spectacular – with splashes of every colour, in every size and shape – they are also some of the smartest and longest lived birds in the world…They stay younger for longer than Northern Hemisphere species and can live twice as long”.~ Jesse Hawley CSIRO 17 January 2017

Help to bring more enrichment to our captive parrots lives next Wednesday morning. We are making toys out of natural materials for inside their enclosures.
You can choose the parrots you would like to make the toys for and know that you are helping to make their lives much more fun.

All materials are provided.
Workshop costs $10 per person.

Why not make a whole day of it!
As entry fee into the sanctuary will be required in order to participate in the workshop.

NOTE:
The sanctuary’s captive parrots have been given the chance of a new life at Potoroo Palace and are either rescued unreleasables or ex ‘pets’ who have been donated. Be warned that some of them are quite chatty! 😀

Felt a Wallaby Pouch, Workshop

roo in a pouch

Wednesday 3rd October 2018 10am – 12pm

Come along to Potoroo Palace on what’s bound to be a beautiful Wednesday morning and learn how to felt your very own little wallaby pouch!
Learning to felt is fun for all ages.
All materials are supplied.
$15 per person
Workshop will be just outside the front of the Blue Wren Cafe where there is always great coffee on hand and other delicious snacks and beverages too.
Let us know if you can make it. 😀

Threatened Species Day

Saturday 2nd September 2017

Threatened species

A fun filled day is planned to highlight the plight of our native and threatened species.

Live music from local talented artists, poetry, presentations, Educational Talks, bush tucker walk, face-painting and more!

See more details on our facebook page. Just follow the link on the top right hand corner of this page.

Or stay tuned here for updates.

Here’s a taster so far…

The day begins and ends at our usual times 10am to 4pm.

Music will be starting from 11am onwards.

11am – Live music begins! Educational Talk*. Train ride available.

12pm – Presentation on the plight of the Northern hairy nosed wombat.

1pm – Bush tucker walk and aboriginal artifact display

2pm – Train ride availability and Educational Talk*

*Educational Talks have a special threatened species focus today.

Please note

This event is being held on the 2nd September and not the national day of the 7th. This is to maximise availability for families on a Saturday.

 

Photography Competition

15.12.15 to 15.12.16

Fundraiser aiming to raise $20 thousand to build a wombat viewing tunnel!

Categories = 6 for adults: birds, mammals, reptiles, insects, plants, other.

6 for children: birds, mammals, reptiles, insects, plants, other.

Cost: $5 per photo per adult $2 per photo per child under 13

Conditions of entry:

# Each photograph must be an original taken by the entrant.

# Photographs should be 20 by 30 cm (A4) size, ready for display. (They can just be on an A4sheet, preferably laminated) You may submit as many as you like. Alternatively they can be emailed to info@potoroopalace.com

# Photographs should not be computer enhanced.

# All photos must have been taken at PP or Cowsnest in any year.

# All photos become the property of PP and Cowsnest for promotional purposes. The photographer will always be acknowledged.

# Photos will be displayed as they come in. They will be on the walls of a specially made shelter below the station at PP.

# Staff, volunteers and inhabitants of PP and Cowsnest will be excluded, but will have a separate parallel competition.

# Winners will choose from a range of 6 prizes, all of which can be supplied over and over again.

# People’s choice winners in each section will have the same choice of prizes.

# Special awards and a choice of prizes may be made throughout the year if observers are very impressed by a particular photograph.

To submit your entry, just send snail mail, drop it off in person or email your entry to info@potoroopalace.com with the following details included:

Name of exhibitor …………………………………….. Number of photographs submitted: …….

Email……………………………………………………….. Telephone……………………………….

Address…………………………………………….

……………………………………………………………… Payment…………………………………….

Phone: 02 6494 9225 to pay by card

PRIZES

There is a prize for each of the categories and a selection of prizes on offer.

These include but are not limited to

  • Self catering rural idyll with a wild wombat watching experience.
  • Keeper for a Day,
  • Choice of Gifts from Blue Wren Cafe souvenir section,
  • Produce Hamper,
  • $250.00 worth of meals from the cafe and more…
  • 2 nights luxury accommodation at local wildlife refuge.
  • A Whale Watching Cruise
  • Family Potoroo Pass

All prizes are to the value of $250.00.

Each winner will choose from the selection of prizes.