Several families gathered together on Thursday 3 September to visit the Dolphin Discovery Centre in Bunbury. The children enjoyed touching the shells decorating the display stands and were fascinated by the skeleton of the dolphin, though the biggest attractions were the touchpool and the loggerhead turtles. The little loggerhead turtles are in rehabilitation at the centre after being washed ashore on the beaches around Bunbury, and will be returned to warmer waters around Shark Bay once they are strong enough. It was interesting to watch the volunteer staff feed the turtles.
The weather held off for a relaxed morning tea picnic on the lawn outside the centre. The children played in the cosy playground and the mums enjoyed having a chat.
Many thanks to Renee for organising the event - a good choice for Biodiversity Month, which is held in September every year and aims to promote the importance of protecting, conserving and improving biodiversity (the "web of life") worldwide.