We are blessed with unique coastal, marine and river environments. Experience the plants, animals and birds of these places using these three nature bingo sheets. A new way for you to experience our local environment. Notice and discover the amazing natural world on our doorstep.
The Adventure Trail is a simple way for young people to engage with the nature around them.
The Coastal and River Nature Bingo sheets present a large variety of plants, animals, birds and insects for you to try and find.
These sheets have been developed by Port Environment Volunteers to share the joy of our local environment with you.
PEC Nature Bingo Competition – tell us how you go
We’d love to hear from you! Send us a photo of something you saw, or tell us about something interesting you noticed while using these nature bingo sheets and go in the draw to win one of three small prizes.
Send your photos or short comment via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook tagging @PortEnvironmentCentre and #PECNatureBingo. (Note that we may share your photos further).
Winners will be drawn at random and notified via email or Facebook message.
How to access the bingo sheets
Download the PDF sheets (links below) to view on your phone or print off at home. Or call into the Port Adelaide Visitor Information Centre to pick up a printed copy.
As you explore, remember that we are on Kaurna land. We acknowledge and pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of these lands, the Kaurna People of the Adelaide Plains. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and respect their spiritual beliefs and connections to land which are of continuing importance to the living Kaurna people of today.
Nature Bingo – Along the Coast
Our coastal environment is rich in life and biodiversity. Discover some of the common (and some rarer) species along the coast. Stop and notice what is around you.
Can you find them all? How long will it take you?
Add some interest to your next walk and work your way through our coastal nature bingo sheet.
Access the Coastal Nature Bingo sheet here.
Nature Bingo – At the Port River
There is so much life in and around the Port River. Slow down, look around you and see what you can see.
Are you lucky enough to spot a dolphin? What about a rakali?
Learn a bit more about our local environment and join in the nature bingo challenge.
Access the River Nature Bingo sheet here.
Learn more about our local native plants and animals
There is so much we can learn about our local environment. We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite resources to get you started.
Port Environment Centre volunteers have compiled a list of local native plants and highlighted those they think would make good additions to your garden. AMLR NRM have put together some great guides to help you incorporate native plants into your gardens and encourage greater biodiversity at home.
NRM Education have created fantastic photo based ID charts – perfect for kids or adults who want to learn more (Beachcombing, Common Urban Birds, Native Plants of the Adelaide Plains, Butterflies of the Adelaide Region).
Estuary Care Foundation provide a good summary of the history, ecology and environmental conditions of the Port River and Baker Inlet.
Learn more about the residents of the Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary and the ways you can experience this Park unique to our region (wildlife watching, kayaking, fishing).
If you enjoyed getting out in nature with your kids, have a look at the Nature Play SA checklists for other ideas and inspiration of things to do with kids of all ages.
The Rock Pool is an online hub for information on South Australia’s marine and coastal environments.
Connect with the Port Environment Centre
Thank you to the Port Environment Centre volunteers for putting together these local nature bingo sheets. Especially thanks go to Stephanie McGee for coordinating the project and creating the bingo sheets.
Thank you also to the other local contributors for adding your local knowledge and sharing your wisdom with us. This includes the other PEC volunteers, Estuary Care Foundation, Taperoo Dunes Group and local photographers (in particular Kym Murphy).