Please find below some of our latest interesting news & upcoming event items.
The UBU will be out and about around these places giving advice on creating natural habitats in urban areas.
Friends of Para Wirra Recreation Park - Join the Friends for a morning of weeding followed by lunch then settle in for a talk. Saturday June 15th meet at 9am, shared lunch 12pm, talk to follow at 1pm.
Million Trees Program Planting Events 2013
Interested in recovering the ecosystems in the Greater Adelaide region? Locations and dates for 2013 planting events have been finalised and we are looking for people to help us! Go here to look at the calendar and register your interest with us by either calling us on 8278 0600 or by emailing us. We look forward to hearing from you!
School Holiday Activities:
Guided Biodiversity Bushwalks, Cleland Wildlife Park school holidays program
When is the last time you walked through dappled sunlight, felt the roughness of a stringybark eucalypt, listened to the birds calling and smelled the wildflowers? Come along to the next bushwalk in Cleland Conservation park. Each school holidays the Urban Biodiversity Unit and Cleland Wildlife Park Education staff team up to show you how our local plants and animals beat the heat. Reserve a spot TODAY by calling 8278 0600 or email and registering your interest in the next walk TBD 2013, 9.30-11am or 11:30-1pm. Get the family to spend some green time instead of screen time this Autumn. Meet in the carpark of the Wildlife Park.
Threatened Plant Action Group Working Bees
Members of the Threatened Plant Action Group (TPAG) have been working hard to recover threatened flora in the Mount Lofty Ranges (MLR). The southern MLR form part of a National biodiversity ‘hot-spot’ as a region with high biodiversity values that are under increasing pressure from threatening processes and land-use impacts. The MLR possesses the second highest plant diversity and third highest endemism of South Australia’s botanical regions but has the unenviable record of possessing the most plant extinctions with over 100 known species lost since European settlement. The region currently contains 28 nationally threatened plant species and eight state-rated plant communities. email Tim Jury ph 08 7127 4166
Birds SA What's On
Monthly meetings are held on the last Friday of every month, except December, in the Charles Hawker Conference Centre, The University of Adelaide, Waite Road, Urrbrae starting at 7.45 pm.
Birds SA needs your help in documenting the distribution of birds for the third bird atlas of the Adelaide Region. The surveys are running from North of Port Wakefield to the other side of Morgan, and from Cape Jervis to south-east of Meningie...and, this time they are including Kangaroo Island! If you are interested, please head over to their website for more information.
Butterfly Conservation SA, Inc. Public Talks Program
Butterfly Conservation SA are holding a series of public talks to promote butterfly gardening and biodiversity generally, covering a wide ranging topics are held on the first Tuesday of the month March to November 2013 at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start.
2nd April: “Mound Springs and ground water fauna” Dr. Rachael King will provide a fascinating insight into the fauna that lives in the South Australian unique Mound Springs and ground water reserves.
Urban Biodiversity Unit Events
Now is a great time to get involved! The SA Urban Forests - Million Trees Program is asking for your help to create Adelaide's network of Urban Forests. Register today for a planting event, and from Gawler to Port Willunga this Winter, we've got something for everyone!
Keep informed about our upcoming events by registering as a Friend. Watch this space for more ways to participate, including growing native plants for Trees For Life, the Volunteer Opportunities in Adelaide and the Mount Lofty Ranges, and taking care of our home gardens and wildlife at Blitzes throughout the year!
We're on the hunt for 2013 B4W case studies!
Do you have a story about your Backyards for Wildlife journey? We'd love to hear it! Please submit at least 2 photos and a short story about your wildlife friendly garden that uses local native plants in the mix to: info[@]urbanforest.on.net. You can be featured in our newsletter and maybe have your story on our website! Click to find out more about real Backyards for Wildlife gardens!
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