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Glebe, naturally…
Posted on 30th November 2022

33 different bird species were identified during this year’s spring bird survey in Glebe and Forest Lodge, including a tawny frogmouth, lots of lorikeets and magpies, herons, tree martins and red wattlebirds. Two brush turkeys have recently been spotted building their characteristic mounds.

Blue Wren Subcommittee 2022 Annual Report
Posted on 11th September 2022

The sighting of a superb fairy wren in a Glebe garden in early 2022 was a cause for great celebration by the Blue Wren Subcommittee. This last year, the Subcommittee continued its work on habitat as well as the annual Spring Bird Survey, the annual Biodiversity Lecture, the Craney Small Grant and many hours of volunteering by the Bushcare teams. Add to that the Subcommittee’s input on planning around The Hill, a wildlife corridor, Council’s Street Tree Plan and local Crown Lands.

News from the Blue Wren Subcommittee
Posted on 20th September 2022

Recent Bushcare, Landcare and biodiversity news, including the upcoming bird survey and recent plantings in Federal Park and at the Palmerston steps off Ferry Road.

‘The Hill’ as a future wildlife refuge: Meeting with City of Sydney
Posted on 8th September 2022

Representatives of the Glebe Society and City of Sydney met recently to inspect ‘The Hill’, a fenced-off area of contaminated land between the Tramsheds and Jubilee Park station. While it currently contains a lot of weedy trees and rubbish, it has great potential to become a flourishing urban wildlife refuge.

What and where is ‘The Hill’?
Posted on 9th August 2022

‘The Hill’ is a fenced-off area of contaminated Crown land on the northern side of the Tramsheds near the Jubilee Park light rail station. The site of a local garbage tip in the 1890s, the Glebe Society has recommended that it should become an undisturbed urban nature refuge.

News from our volunteer bushcare groups
Posted on 9th August 2022

A round-up (no pun intended) of the activities of the Glebe Society’s Bushcare Groups.

Craney Small Grant connects SDN Child Care Centre kids with the bush
Posted on 9th August 2022

SDN Child Care Centre in Glebe St have planted a vertical garden of native plants, with the support of a Craney Small Grant. It stimulated the problem-solving skills of the children having to deal with too much rain, not enough sun and visits from local possums.

Preschoolers get up close to invertebrates in the classroom
Posted on 6th July 2022

Last year, courtesy of a grant from the Glebe Society, Explore and Develop Annandale Early Learning Centre acquired several new invertebrates. The animals were quickly adopted into the school menagerie.

Community planting for National Tree Day
Posted on 7th July 2022

Celebrate National Tree Day on Sunday 31 July by attending the tree planting event at Federal Park.

Environmental news from the Blue Wren Subcommittee
Posted on 6th April 2022

The Glebe Society’s annual biodiversity lecture will this year feature Professor Dieter Hochuli talking on ‘How nature survives and thrives in urban environments, and why it matters for the future of our cities’. It is on 25 May. Also read news from the Glebe bushcare groups.

Glebe & Forest Lodge 9th Annual Spring Bird Survey 2021
Posted on 9th December 2021

The 2021 annual bird survey was held later than usual as a result of uncertainties regarding gatherings due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, it was also our largest team of surveyors with 20 people taking part, counting birds in 11 different parts of Glebe and Forest Lodge. 970 individuals from 28 species were observed.

Report from Glebe Public School on the outcomes of their 2021 Craney Small Grant
Posted on 7th March 2022

The Craney Small Grants Program has generously provided Glebe Public School with the opportunity to inform, educate and enact sustainable practices and programs across our school.

Update: proposed eco-corridor as part of the future for Bays West
Posted on 7th March 2022

A wildlife corridor is being proposed for the foreshores of our bays. The corridor, which would link to similar corridors in Glebe, Annandale, the Greenway and Callan Park, should be included in the government’s Bays West plans.

News from the Blue Wren Subcommittee
Posted on 11th June 2022

Professor Dieter Hochuli from Sydney University’s School of Life and Environmental Sciences gave the Society’s 7th Annual Biodiversity Talk in May on how nature survives and thrives in urban environments, and why it matters to us humans. Research has shown that non-native plants and weeds are not all bad. Some can provide vital floral resources for urban pollinators and great habitat for small birds. Read also about the recent activities of the local bush/landcare groups.

News from the Blue Wren Subcommittee
Posted on 11th November 2021

The main news was the celebration on October 19 of Norma Hawkins’ 99th birthday and the planting of a tree in her honour. In other news, the Council has released for comment its Draft Plans of Management for Glebe’s crown lands and Sydney Water’s naturalisation work on the Johnstons creek/canal has been completed.

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