Bees, bats and birds: a fun morning promised to all
Does getting up close to bees, bats and birds sound like fun?
Come along to an interesting fun filled morning on Saturday 4 June to learn environmental skills you can apply in your own backyard, and to give you a taste of what volunteers are doing in the Noosa community.
This local event is part of next month’s Green June celebrations, and will be held at the Weyba Creek Reserve between the Noosa AFL grounds and South Pacific Apartments, Weyba Rd, Noosa.
The morning will start at 9.00am, when Roslyn Leslie, from the Wildlife Volunteers Association Inc (WILVOs), gives a short talk on how to create an animal friendly garden. She’ll also teach you how to care for little birds if they fall out of their nest.
Chris Fuller will give a talk about attracting native bees to your backyard.
You’ll be able to see a Flying Fox close up, when a member of the Flying Fox Rescue and Release Noosa gives a talk about the little bats that fill our sky at night.
Morning tea will follow, along with a Mangrove walk and talk from Stephanie Haslam, and a leisurely paddle along Weyba Creek by canoe.
Nadia Joyce from the Noosa and District Landcare Association invites everyone to come along to the morning as it's a great opportunity for people to truly appreciate the beauty of Weyba Creek.
“This is an educational morning for people to learn about the local wildlife and plants that live in and along the creek, and a great opportunity for the local volunteers to showcase all their restoration work,” Ms Joyce said.
“Ultimately our goal is to try and encourage more people to volunteer and become part of our Weyba Creek Community Group to make sure the area remains for future generations.”
Council’s Senior Community Nature Conservation Officer, Michael Gilles, said the local community groups play a very important role in preserving our local environment.
“More than 600 volunteers contribute about 38,000 hours annually by partnering with council to look after the Sunshine Coast’s natural areas,” Mr. Gilles said.
“Council does all it can to support them because the in-kind support we receive from groups like the Weyba Creek Community Group is priceless and without it we would not be able to achieve our vision for a sustainable region.”
Please RSVP to Noosa & District Landcare, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 5485 2155.
Tools, gloves and morning tea are provided. Please wear covered shoes a hat, and bring a drink. Family and friends welcome.
If you would like to join your local group, visit council’s website for lists of all the contact details for Conservation Groups from across the region.
During Green June, council will host some of the state’s best eco-focused events right across the Coast, while community groups will present an exciting and innovative range of events and workshops featuring permaculture, soil health, herbs, solar power, green movies and lots more. Grab your Green June calendar from www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/greenjune
Weyba Creek Community Day
• bring your canoe along, and go for a leisurely paddle
• learn how to create an animal friendly garden
• learn about Mangroves, Native Bees and Mammals
• get up close to a Flying Fox.
Saturday, 4 June 2011 from 8.30 am to 11am
Weyba Creek Reserve, between the Noosa AFL grounds and South Pacific Apartments, Weyba Rd, Noosa. Follow the signs.
Weyba Creek Reserve, Noosaville
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