Planting for Wildlife: butterflies, bees, bugs and other mini-beasts will be the subject of a one-day workshop being run by Mooloolah River Waterwatch and Landcare at their nursery on Steve Irwin Way on Saturday 11 February from 8.45am – 3pm.
The workshop will focus on the world of invertebrates which comprises no less than 97 percent of all animal species on Earth. The presenter for the day, Helen Schwencke, is a biologist and ecologist. Connecting people with nature, especially small creatures, butterflies, bees and other life-forms and growing their food sources to increase urban biodiversity has been her passion since 1983.
Helen was instrumental in found the Butterfly & Other Invertebrates Club in 1994, and for organising Woodfordia's Butterfly Project since 2004. Helen is author of Create More Butterflies, and produces Butterfly Ecology and Interpretation signs for over 50 different butterfly host plants.
Biodiversity is the key to maintaining the unique and wonderful wildlife that is part of the environment in which we live. All creatures great and small are important, even the pesky mud wasps that seem to be able to find the most inappropriate places to build. Planting to support and encourage the preservation and flourishing of our environment is a vital role that we can all play.
During the day participants will learn of the important role that minibeasts play in the overall balance of our environment; how they live their lives and the plants they need for their survival. They will explore the plants for minibeasts and their eggs and learn about rescuing very small creatures.
The workshop is designed for adults and children over the age of 8. For complete details and bookings for the workshop visit the website at www.mooloolahwaterwatchandlandcare.org Further information contact the nursery 54947463 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Planting for wildlife - butterflies,bees,bugs and other mini beasts
8.45am – 3pm
Saturday 11 February 2017
Mooloolah Native Nursery, Steve Irwin Way
Adults $10, children $5, Members free.
Mooloolah Native Nursery, Steve Irwin Way, Glenview
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