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 Advance Notice of a preliminary survey of birds at Coolana to be held on a weekend in March. The plan is for an initial survey of the avifauna at Coolana as input to a later more complete survey. You will need a note book, pen or pencil and ideally binoculars. Experience is not necessary, we will show you how. Other equipment could include field guides on birds, thermos flask, chair, blind, camera with telephoto lens, umbrella. Watchers in groups of two, will go out to different areas at Coolana in the morning and afternoon to spot the birds. Later the bird lists will be collated, the birds named and their habitat specified. This will be a valuable survey of our property. We do need a few people with bird watching skills and experience to assist. Before the event a Wednesday social night will be devoted to "How to Bird Watch"​. Call or write to the editor. Advance Notice of a preliminary survey of birds at Coolana to be held on a weekend in March. The plan is for an initial survey of the avifauna at Coolana as input to a later more complete survey. You will need a note book, pen or pencil and ideally binoculars. Experience is not necessary, we will show you how. Other equipment could include field guides on birds, thermos flask, chair, blind, camera with telephoto lens, umbrella. Watchers in groups of two, will go out to different areas at Coolana in the morning and afternoon to spot the birds. Later the bird lists will be collated, the birds named and their habitat specified. This will be a valuable survey of our property. We do need a few people with bird watching skills and experience to assist. Before the event a Wednesday social night will be devoted to "How to Bird Watch"​. Call or write to the editor.
  
-=====A ​BICYCLE IN BURGUNDY=====+=====A ​Bicycle in Burgundy=====
  
 by Tom Wenman by Tom Wenman
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 Back downhill to the canal and the way was clear back to Savigny les Beaune and thence on to Beaune in the morning to catch the TGV, pronounced 'tay jay vay' I'd have you know, back to Paris. Fin. Back downhill to the canal and the way was clear back to Savigny les Beaune and thence on to Beaune in the morning to catch the TGV, pronounced 'tay jay vay' I'd have you know, back to Paris. Fin.
  
-=====SBW ​SONG BOOK=====+=====SBW ​Song Book=====
  
 The official **"SBW Song Book"​** has been printed and is available to members at a cost of $5-00. Now you can sing around the campfire - no longer lost for words! There have been earlier songbooks, but this version has old songs (from 1930/40 etc.) and new songs (1960/70 etc.). **Price $5.00** (available in the Clubrooms or mailed if you include $1.00 for postage). The official **"SBW Song Book"​** has been printed and is available to members at a cost of $5-00. Now you can sing around the campfire - no longer lost for words! There have been earlier songbooks, but this version has old songs (from 1930/40 etc.) and new songs (1960/70 etc.). **Price $5.00** (available in the Clubrooms or mailed if you include $1.00 for postage).
  
  
-=====TICKSFOES OR FRIENDS?=====+=====TicksFoes or Friends?=====
 By Stephen Doggett By Stephen Doggett
  
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 As ticks require animals as source for blood, the presence of ticks in an area suggests a healthy environment,​ usually with a variety of native marsupials. But, with urban development,​ bush fragmentation,​ feral animals, pollution and the many other forms of human activity which degrade native bushland, maybe it is the tick that is under the greater threat and not us humans. As ticks require animals as source for blood, the presence of ticks in an area suggests a healthy environment,​ usually with a variety of native marsupials. But, with urban development,​ bush fragmentation,​ feral animals, pollution and the many other forms of human activity which degrade native bushland, maybe it is the tick that is under the greater threat and not us humans.
  
-**FURTHER READING**+**Further Reading**
  
-PEARN J. (1977). **The Clinical Features of Tick Bite.** //Medical Journal of Australia.//​ 2: 313-6.+Pearn J. (1977). **The Clinical Features of Tick Bite.** //Medical Journal of Australia.//​ 2: 313-6.
  
-RUSSELL ​R.C., S.L. DOGGETT, R. MUNRO, J. ELLIS, D. AVERY, C. HUNT, and D. DICKESON. (1994). **Lyme disease: A search for the causative agent in ticks in southeastern Australia.** //​Epidemiology and Infection.//​ 112: 375-384.+Russell ​R.C., S.L. Doggett, R. Munro, J. Ellis, D. Avery, C. Hunt, and D. Dickeson. (1994). **Lyme disease: A search for the causative agent in ticks in southeastern Australia.** //​Epidemiology and Infection.//​ 112: 375-384.
  
-**WEB SITES**+**Web Sites**
  
 <​http://​www.peg.apc.org/​~ullavet/​tick.html#​Life>​ (information on //Ixodes holocyclus//,​ largely from a veterinary aspect). <​http://​www.peg.apc.org/​~ullavet/​tick.html#​Life>​ (information on //Ixodes holocyclus//,​ largely from a veterinary aspect).
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 **//About the author//**: Stephen Doggett is with the Department of Medical Entomology, University of Sydney & ICPMR, Westmead Hospital, Westmead NSW 2145. In November 1997 Stephen gave a talk about Ticks and other little things that bite to the SBW at the Kirribilli clubrooms. Stephen also can be reached via the Internet on E-mail <​stephend@cidm.sahs.nsw.gov.au>​. **//About the author//**: Stephen Doggett is with the Department of Medical Entomology, University of Sydney & ICPMR, Westmead Hospital, Westmead NSW 2145. In November 1997 Stephen gave a talk about Ticks and other little things that bite to the SBW at the Kirribilli clubrooms. Stephen also can be reached via the Internet on E-mail <​stephend@cidm.sahs.nsw.gov.au>​.
  
-=====SOCIAL NIGHT: 28 JAN. 1998=====+=====Social Night: 28 Jan. 1998=====
  
 At the clubroom: Alan Norman, senior NP&WS ranger based at Ulladulla south of Nowra will talk on wilderness and national parks management from the ranger'​s perspective. Come and hear how the NP&WS manage land, flora and fauna (including homo sapiens). At the clubroom: Alan Norman, senior NP&WS ranger based at Ulladulla south of Nowra will talk on wilderness and national parks management from the ranger'​s perspective. Come and hear how the NP&WS manage land, flora and fauna (including homo sapiens).
  
-=====SOCIAL NIGHT: 18 FEB. 1998=====+=====Social Night: 18 Feb. 1998=====
  
 Three round trips made by car in 1997 in Ireland, the south of England and New England, USA will feature in a slide presentation by Elwyn Morris and George Carter on Wednesday 18 February. The emphasis will be on scenic coasts and mountains where you could walk, hostel and/or camp. The few buildings shown will be mostly Irish ruins dating from about 4000 BC to 1500 AD, some English villages, and a couple of American lighthouses that enhance rather than spoil the landscape. Three round trips made by car in 1997 in Ireland, the south of England and New England, USA will feature in a slide presentation by Elwyn Morris and George Carter on Wednesday 18 February. The emphasis will be on scenic coasts and mountains where you could walk, hostel and/or camp. The few buildings shown will be mostly Irish ruins dating from about 4000 BC to 1500 AD, some English villages, and a couple of American lighthouses that enhance rather than spoil the landscape.
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 For those who would like to know how to cut travel costs to about $A50 per person per day for everything including airfares, Elwyn is giving a U3A course on Budget Travel in the First World at McMahons Point Community Centre from 2PM to 4PM every second Tuesday, starting on 17 February. For those who would like to know how to cut travel costs to about $A50 per person per day for everything including airfares, Elwyn is giving a U3A course on Budget Travel in the First World at McMahons Point Community Centre from 2PM to 4PM every second Tuesday, starting on 17 February.
  
-=====CLUB COOLANA=====+=====Club Coolana=====
  
 There is still plenty of opportunity to assist with the Coolana maintenance in the January - February period. The Coolana dates are 17/18 Jan., 31 Jan/1 Feb., 14/15 Feb. and 28 Feb./1 Mar. Gardening tools are still needed at Coolana and the management and staff of Club Coolana would be happy with your cast offs. Some rakes, spades, shovels, clippers, secateurs, wheel barrow, lawn mower, whipper-snipper,​ D6, D8 or D10 dozer. There is still plenty of opportunity to assist with the Coolana maintenance in the January - February period. The Coolana dates are 17/18 Jan., 31 Jan/1 Feb., 14/15 Feb. and 28 Feb./1 Mar. Gardening tools are still needed at Coolana and the management and staff of Club Coolana would be happy with your cast offs. Some rakes, spades, shovels, clippers, secateurs, wheel barrow, lawn mower, whipper-snipper,​ D6, D8 or D10 dozer.
  
-=====NAMEADDRESS ​PHONE NUMBER CHANGES:=====+=====NameAddress ​Phone Number Changes:=====
  
 //Changes to name, address or phone numbers should be sent to Membership Secretary: Barry Wallace. Don't delay details must be in by the end of January //Changes to name, address or phone numbers should be sent to Membership Secretary: Barry Wallace. Don't delay details must be in by the end of January
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 At the age of seventy years Frank Rigby has looked back on his life and written a series of personal anecdotes. Frank'​s life has been varied and, at times, adventurous,​ and the anecdotes reflect that kind of life. Humour, drama, happiness, sadness and philosophy are all to be found in this interesting and readable little book. Self published, A5 size, 94 pages with some bushwalking anecdotes of interest to SBW members. Available directly from the author - publisher Frank Rigby, 77 Creswell Street, Campbell, ACT 2612 (phone 02 6247 2035) at the cost price of $8 plus $2 p&p. At the age of seventy years Frank Rigby has looked back on his life and written a series of personal anecdotes. Frank'​s life has been varied and, at times, adventurous,​ and the anecdotes reflect that kind of life. Humour, drama, happiness, sadness and philosophy are all to be found in this interesting and readable little book. Self published, A5 size, 94 pages with some bushwalking anecdotes of interest to SBW members. Available directly from the author - publisher Frank Rigby, 77 Creswell Street, Campbell, ACT 2612 (phone 02 6247 2035) at the cost price of $8 plus $2 p&p.
  
-=====NPWS draft NATURETOURISM ​RECREATION STRATEGYreview=====+=====NPWS draft NatureTourism ​Recreation Strategyreview=====
 by Keith Muir. by Keith Muir.
  
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 //This document dated December 1997 was prepared by Keith Muir of the Total Environment Centre. For more information contact Keith on (02) 9241 2702, or SBW Conservation Secretary Bill Holland on (02) 9484 6636.// //This document dated December 1997 was prepared by Keith Muir of the Total Environment Centre. For more information contact Keith on (02) 9241 2702, or SBW Conservation Secretary Bill Holland on (02) 9484 6636.//
  
-=====FOOTNOTES=====+=====Footnotes=====
 **by Patrick James** **by Patrick James**
  
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 With hot summer nights and hotter summer days heat exhaustion, dehydration and bushfires are top of the worry list. See next column. With hot summer nights and hotter summer days heat exhaustion, dehydration and bushfires are top of the worry list. See next column.
  
-=====EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST=====+=====Expressions of Interest=====
  
 May/June 1998: Advance planning has started for a three week SBW walk in the Isdell River area, Kimberley WA. This is one of the most beautiful walking areas in Australia. This walk will be custom designed by Willis'​s Walkabouts for our group. Early cost indications are $1,​500-$1,​800 ex Kununarra. Interested? Contact Frances Holland on 9484 6636 (business and after hours). May/June 1998: Advance planning has started for a three week SBW walk in the Isdell River area, Kimberley WA. This is one of the most beautiful walking areas in Australia. This walk will be custom designed by Willis'​s Walkabouts for our group. Early cost indications are $1,​500-$1,​800 ex Kununarra. Interested? Contact Frances Holland on 9484 6636 (business and after hours).
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 =====Extracts from the SBW First Aid Notes.===== =====Extracts from the SBW First Aid Notes.=====
  
-**HYPERTHERMIA ​(HEAT EXHAUSTION) (too hot).**+**Hyperthermia ​(Heat Exhaustion) (too hot).**
  
 Included here are severe sunburn, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. For sunburn see burns below. Heat stress is an elevated body temperature and occurs when the body can no longer control its temperature by sweating. It can occur on bushwalks when the temperature is high, the humidity is high, wearing too much clothing, strenuous walking such as climbing. Heat stroke is extreme heat exhaustion. Included here are severe sunburn, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. For sunburn see burns below. Heat stress is an elevated body temperature and occurs when the body can no longer control its temperature by sweating. It can occur on bushwalks when the temperature is high, the humidity is high, wearing too much clothing, strenuous walking such as climbing. Heat stroke is extreme heat exhaustion.
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 **Treatment** Remove casualty to a cool or cooler place in the shade. remove as much clothing as possible, however there is no need to strip naked! Sponge down with cool water. Give plenty to drink; many small amounts in place of a few large amounts. Seek medical attention. **Treatment** Remove casualty to a cool or cooler place in the shade. remove as much clothing as possible, however there is no need to strip naked! Sponge down with cool water. Give plenty to drink; many small amounts in place of a few large amounts. Seek medical attention.
  
-**DEHYDRATION**+**Dehydration**
  
 This can occur under strenuous exercise in hot weather or as the result of vomiting or diarrhoea. If you are experiencing cramps or headache you are probably dehydrated and may need to drink a litre or two of water to "catch up". The body can lose two litres of water in the first hour of strenuous activity and one litre per hour subsequently. It is very difficult to drink enough to make up for this rate of liquid loss. It is important to realise that not feeling thirsty is not always a good indication of your body's need for water. Somebody who needs to drink a litre of water may feel their thirst is satisfied after a few sips. Encourage a suspected dehydration patient to drink copiously. Treat by re-hydration with water or weak tea, and refrain from excessive quantities of tea, coffee, soft drink, beer, etc. as these are diuretic, i.e. they cause the body to excrete water. For vomiting and diarrhoea do not give solid food until the casualty has stabilised, that is within 12 hours (or overnight) being able to retain liquids. If not stable continue re-hydration and consider giving simple, easily digested foods, seek medical assistance. Mild dehydration is usually experienced on most summer walks. The sign is that one's urine appears to be more concentrated. Drink plenty of water. This can occur under strenuous exercise in hot weather or as the result of vomiting or diarrhoea. If you are experiencing cramps or headache you are probably dehydrated and may need to drink a litre or two of water to "catch up". The body can lose two litres of water in the first hour of strenuous activity and one litre per hour subsequently. It is very difficult to drink enough to make up for this rate of liquid loss. It is important to realise that not feeling thirsty is not always a good indication of your body's need for water. Somebody who needs to drink a litre of water may feel their thirst is satisfied after a few sips. Encourage a suspected dehydration patient to drink copiously. Treat by re-hydration with water or weak tea, and refrain from excessive quantities of tea, coffee, soft drink, beer, etc. as these are diuretic, i.e. they cause the body to excrete water. For vomiting and diarrhoea do not give solid food until the casualty has stabilised, that is within 12 hours (or overnight) being able to retain liquids. If not stable continue re-hydration and consider giving simple, easily digested foods, seek medical assistance. Mild dehydration is usually experienced on most summer walks. The sign is that one's urine appears to be more concentrated. Drink plenty of water.
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