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Improve habitat for our beautiful native pigeons, the bronzewings.

Sat 17 Jul 2021 10:00am to 12:00pm
Sandringham Golf Driving Range, Sandringham
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The Little Wattlebird

Little Wattlebirds are the first to wake and last to roost in our neighbourhood. Their unique range of calls are varied, loud and constant, with some of the stranger, harsh grating noises very unbirdlike. A Japanese visitor enquired about the strange noisy animals that woke him on his first morning in Australia. Upon being shown a Little Wattlebird in full voice he could not believe a bird, especially one that small, was responsible.

Frogs are back!

Our Frog Watch in Sandringham Golf Course and some other locations was loud, the busiest for the year.

6 to 8 brown tree frogs
20+ spotted marsh frogs
10+ common froglets
20+ eastern banjo frogs (pobblebonks)

Sign up for next month's Frog Watch. Limited numbers for these events.

Eastern Banjo Frog (Pobblebonk)

Out of the Woodwork

Woodworkers

 

Rob was overwhelmed by the support when a call went out on our member newsletter.

There was an immediate response to help make a large number of bird boxes to support an order from a group wishing to enhance habitat in people’s gardens. We had more offers of time and talent than boxes pre-cut ready to assemble and paint.

Bat Detector Bulk Purchase

For those who want to find microbats themselves.

At our last microbat event at Long Hollow, several people expressed interest in owning their own Baton Bat Detector. FoNW are about to purchase some more. Purchasing multiple detectors means we qualify for a discount. If you've wanted to own your own detector that you can use anywhere, anytime, now's your opportunity to get one at a discount by piggybacking on our order.

Register your interest by 13 December.

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