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Glebe’s Blue Wrens

Superb fairy wren

Keeping small birds in Glebe

The Glebe Society received grant funding from the City of Sydney for a project aimed at community education and habitat conservation for Superb Fairy-wrens (known as Blue Wrens) in the Glebe/Forest Lodge area. A sub-committee of the Glebe Society was established to manage the project.



Posts about Glebe’s Blue Wrens

A nymph at Orphan School Creek!
Posted on 28th February 2024

Have you spotted one of our colourful denizens? Amorbus Alternatus

From the Blue Wrens, March 2024
Posted on 28th February 2024

An update from the busy Blue Wren’s group and Bushcare volunteers.

King Parrots discover Orphan School Creek
Posted on 28th November 2023

Rare visitors to Glebe and Forest Lodge. King Parrots discover Orphan School Creek

Update on Innovation and Ideas Grant: The Hill project

Update on Innovation and Ideas Grant: The Hill project
Posted on 28th November 2023

By Andrew Wood, convenor, Blue Wren subcommittee, Bulletin 10/2023, December At last, some good news – on Wednesday 15 November the final contract (Approval Temporary Access over Council Land) to permit the start of work on the Innovation and Ideas Grant was signed by the City of Sydney and the Society. It will enable the […]

Glebe Forest Lodge Bird Survey Report 2023
Posted on 30th October 2023

The bird watchers of the Blue Wren Subcommittee were out early for the Glebe Forest Lodge annual bird survey. The brush turkeys went missing.

The Craney Grant – helping bees thrive!
Posted on 1st November 2023

At the Crescent Early Learning Centre kids are learning about the birds and the bees, with the support of a Craney Grant.

News from the Blue Wren Subcommittee, October 2023
Posted on 5th October 2023

Glebe Public School reports a great outcome from the Craney Small Grants Program. They’ve been able to purchase new bush tucker plants and gardening equipment, resulting in a transformed outdoor space that will benefit students’ education and connection with nature.

Blue Wren Subcommittee Annual Report 2022-2023
Posted on 27th August 2023

This year, the tenth annual Glebe/Forest Lodge spring bird survey counted birds in 10 different locations. 33 different bird species were identified, equally the highest diversity of species recorded over the last 10 years. The two most common birds were again the native Noisy Miner and the Rainbow Lorikeet.

The Hill: HAZMAT clothing required
Posted on 31st July 2023

The Blue Wren Subcommittee is considering asking City of Sydney Council to allow the employment of an asbestos assessor to deal with contamination issues while installing wildlife monitoring devices.

The Blue Wrens Report – July 2023
Posted on 26th June 2023

The Glebe’s Hill research collaboration has hit a snag – due to contamination, the researchers must wear HAZMAT gear!

News from the Blue Wrens, June 2023
Posted on 31st May 2023

Find out what the Glebe Society’s ecology arm, the Blue Wren Subcommittee, has been up to over the last month.

Glebe’s Hill and its flora and fauna
Posted on 29th April 2023

Learn more about the study of the fauna and flora of Glebe’s Hill, on Sunday 7 May. The Hill is a patch of contaminated crown land on the northern side of the Tramsheds. A City of Sydney grant to the Society will fund an investigation by biological scientists from the University of Sydney.

Unravelling the biodiversity secrets and potential of ‘The Hill’
Posted on 26th March 2023

How will the biosleuths discover the fauna and flora living on ‘The Hill’ on the northern side of the Tramsheds?  Find out at a free talk on 7 May 2023.

Updates from the volunteer bushcare groups
Posted on 27th March 2023

The volunteer bushcare groups have been busy and have some advice on how to stop your moggy attacking birds.

News from the Blue Wrens
Posted on 27th February 2023

‘The Hill’ is a fenced-off area of contaminated Crown land on the northern side of the Tramsheds at Forest Lodge. The Glebe Society has successfully applied for a grant from the City of Sydney to sponsor the recording of wildlife with a view to creating an undisturbed urban nature refuge in the Johnstons Creek corridor, where plants and native wildlife are protected from disturbance.

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