Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Additional Opportunities for Bird Walks and Bird Talks

From the Noosa Parks Association;

Margaret Cameron is the guest speaker at Friday Environment Forum on October 17 for the joint meeting with the Bird Observers Group.  She will discuss her desire to attract birds to a suburban garden.
 In 2004, after 40 years in the southern states, Margaret returned to Queensland to live.  She found a grassy garden with common mynas, noisy miners, crows and butcherbirds, and was determined to change this to attract a variety of very different birds, especially small ones.  
“Inspired and educated by others, I succeeded! I usually have 30 or more different species every month” explained Margaret. “In this talk I’ll show some of the birds you might attract to your gardens, ranging from small wrens and finches, through unexpected visitors such as striped honeyeaters to less welcome but still interesting channel-billed cuckoos and pass on some of the lessons I learned.”  
Come along to the Noosa Parks Association Environment Centre at Wallace Drive Noosaville on Friday morning October 17 to learn how to attract small birds into your garden.  
The forum starts at 10.30am after coffee and chat at 10am.    Those wishing to join Interpretive Birding in Wallace Park should meet Valda in the car park at 8.30am.  Join in and enjoy the local wildlife.  Everyone is welcome .

Outing The last outing for 2015 for this group will be on 16th November. We meet at Kookaburra Park at the Lake Macdonald spillway at 8am. We will walk the tracks between there and Forest Acres Drive. The walk is an easy grade, about 4 km, so we will carry morning tea and be back at the cars for lunch.

from Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary Support Group Inc 
Bird Observers outing October 19th 2014. 
Mountain Creek Conservation Area.  
                                                                                                                                                                                    I have decided that we should meet at 7am kerbside in Parklea Esplanade. From here we will carpool to the start of the walk at the western end of Glenfields Boulevard. I plan to have morning tea at the pond area off Coho Court. Lunch will be back at Parklea Esplanade. Parking areas for visitors in this estate is quite minimal. From Karawatha Drive turn west into Prelude Drive. At the second roundabout take the Parklea exit and park kerbside adjacent to the Park. UBD Sunshine Coast Map 79 Grid M9 Please note that this is a different meeting area to my original plan.
Judith Hewett    07 5441 2838    Jlh36@westnet.com.au 

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