Education activities for February and March 2016

On Monday 1 February, Bill Ramsay spoke to 50 members of the public at the Nunawading Library about ‘Attracting birds to their backyards’. This presentation was well received with many on a waiting list to attend. This night was organised by Millie Wells from the Whitehorse Council.

On the following Monday 8 February, Bill was invited to address the St John Vianney’s Green & Brown Thumbs Garden Club in Mulgrave. Again a large crowd attended as Bill spoke about attracting birds to your garden.

Wednesday 10 February saw Janet Hand travelling to Croydon to address the Croydon Probus Club. About 65 men and women heard her speak about ‘Attracting birds to your garden naturally’.

For the third Monday in a row (15 February), Bill Ramsay’s services were requested when he spoke to the Knox U3A Garden Group in Ferntree Gully about ‘Attracting birds to your garden and what you can hope to see’.

Sonja Ross addressed a small group of the Royal Photographic Society, Melbourne Chapter in Rosanna on Wednesday 17 February. Her topic was ‘Bird photography, more than just competitions’.

On Wednesday 2 March Janet Hand spoke to a small group from the Boroondara Aged Services Care (BASS Care) Learn, Laugh & Lunch group in Canterbury about the birds found in their area. The BirdLife bird skins added an extra dimension to this talk.

On Friday 18 March Pat Bingham lead the first on her monthly walks for The Hawthorn U3A along Gardiners Creek. Eight people braved our first very wet day of the year and were rewarded with White-faced Heron and both Little Pied and Little Black Cormorants.

Janet Hand, BirdLife Melbourne Education Coordinator (phone: 9842 4177)

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