photographing a cicada
Featured Frogging at Narara Ecovillage Above: Citizen scientists having a froggy good time  -Words and photos: Richard Cassels, Lorraine Hawdon, Guy Dutson   On a humid Saturday night (November 19 2021), five frog enthusiasts from the ecovillage set out to record the local frogs, using the wonderful free FrogID app, […]

Frogs, Building agreement, FairShares, Deep Ecology & more, Nov 2021


In the last 18 months, and especially since May 2021, NELN, like many organisations, have had to wind back our activities due to the pandemic. One highlight of the year was Sustainable House Day at Narara Ecovillage, held in Sept 2020, which was sparsely but enthusiastically attended, and included guided […]

Narara Eco Living Network Annual Report July 1 2020 – ...


Campground at Narara Ecovillage
Network News SEPTEMBER 2021 Feature The Amazing Superb Fairy-wren -Richard Cassels Bouncing around like highly energised ping-pong balls, Superb Fairy-wrens are a continuous source of fascination and entertainment! These birds are so small they can become trapped in spider webs, yet they are great survivors.  Are they really Mormons? Do […]

Amazing Wrens, Swamp Mahoganies, Eco-Experiences



Feature Articles Spangled Drongo Dreaming ……………………………………………… -Richard Cassels In Australia, drongo means a stupid person. Wikipedia, citing the Oxford Dictionary and the Cassells’ Dictionary of Slang, says: ‘The word drongo is used in Australian as a mild form of insult meaning “idiot” or “stupid fellow”. This usage derives from an Australian racehorse of […]

Drongos, Cohousing, Forest bathing, Events, Eco-actions AUG 2021 Network News


Feature article The Mistletoebird Trail -Richard Cassels Sometimes an ecovillage tucked away in a little inland valley can seem to be its own isolated little world. Suddenly the green clumps in the bare pecan trees at the ecovillage link us to many great stories and to other worlds This week […]

Mistletoe, birds, ecovillage tales, events & actions


Eco Living CLaN -Collaborative Living at Narara  -Tanya Mottl Formed initially as Shared Equity in 2017, this small group of collaborative or co-housing enthusiasts evolved into CLaN in 2019 when architect Graham Hunt of DHW first presented some ideas. Interest is growing, and we have found that regular Zoom meetings […]

Silvereyes, Batteries, Events, Comings and Goings, June 2021