Workshop to help attract the birds and the bees
ONCE again, the Fraser Coast Branch of Wildlife Queensland and Fraser Coast Council are holding the popular Wildlife Friendly Gardens workshops.
This year, Maryborough is being included as a venue. The aim is to raise the public's awareness on how to establish a lush garden planted with the appropriate vegetation to attract birds, bees, butterflies and frogs.
With native habitat disappearing at an unprecedented rate, we, as home owners, can help our local wildlife by providing a safe environment in our backyards for its preservation.
The speakers this year have a wealth of experience.
They are Don MacDonald, Rob Wilkinson, Ruby Rosenfeld and Audrey Sorrensen, who have had more than 40 years' experience in their fields.
Don has a Diploma of Horticulture and is an experienced nursery owner. He will be speaking on the finer points of growing native plants.
Rob commenced his bee-keeping career as a young teacher and will give tips on bringing bees back to your garden.
They are integral in our food production but have suffered severely from the use of pesticides.
Audrey will speak on providing the optimal conditions to attract frogs to the neighbourhood and on the construction of ponds. As a field naturalist, she has had an ardent interest in the ecology of frogs, which began in childhood.
Ruby, an avid birdwatcher, will demonstrate ways to bring birds and butterflies to the familiar confines of your home where they can be identified.
A workshop will be held at Lupton Park Community Garden, Rex Street, Maryborough, on Saturday, November 19. Starting time is 2pm.
The cost is $5, which includes afternoon tea and an information folder.
Bookings are essential. Phone Sara on 41295789.