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Glebe’s Blue Wrens

Keeping small birds in Glebe

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

Blue Wren sighting in Glebe!
Posted on 7th September 2021

In May this year two Superb Fairywrens were spotted at Glebe Point, the first confirmed sighting since 2016

2021 Craney Small Grants to support biodiversity projects in local preschools and schools
Posted on 11th July 2021

Small grants awarded to SDN Preschool Glebe, Explore and Develop Preschool, Annandale and Glebe Public School. to foster biodiversity. Thanks to the late Jan Craney, former convenor of the Society’s Blue Wren Subcommittee.

What about wildlife corridors in the Bays West area?
Posted on 15th July 2021

Balmain resident and Society member Keith Stallard argues that establishing eco-corridors in the Bays West area could help with badly-needed ecological regeneration.

Glebe needs a nursery for local native plants
Posted on 17th July 2021

On 1 May, Janet Wahlquist, President, wrote to the Lord Mayor on behalf of the Blue Wrens Subcommittee which has identified a need for a native plant nursery in the LGA. See the Lord Mayor’s response.

Biodiversity lecture, 2021
Posted on 8th July 2021

The Glebe Society’s annual biodiversity lecture this year focussed on the fascinating creatures in Sydney harbour and along the coastline

News from the Blue Wren Subcommittee
Posted on 8th April 2021

Find out about the 2021 Biodiversity Lecture, the great work done by Sydney Secondary College helped by the 2019 Craney Small Grant, and everything else the Subcommittee has been up to!

News from Blue Wren Subcommittee
Posted on 7th March 2021

the Glebe Society has made a comprehensive submission to the City of Sydney on our Crown Lands.

‘On the verge’ – it’s not easy being green
Posted on 2nd January 2021

“Some days I wish I had full PPE, as my days seem so long and the onslaught unrelenting. I live on the street, I have no money, few resources. I accept I am low in the pecking order.” Who am I?

Society’s 8th Annual Spring Bird Survey
Posted on 1st January 2021

This year’s annual bird survey took place on Sunday 1 November. A total of 16 people signed on at 6.45 am in Paddy Gray Reserve in Hereford St and were allocated to ten survey sites across Glebe and Forest Lodge including streets, parks and along waterways.

News from the Blue Wren Subcommittee
Posted on 29th December 2020

Updates about recent activities of the Society’s busy Blue Wren subcommittee and volunteers.

Have you seen a Striated Heron in Federal Park?
Posted on 4th November 2020

Calling all twitchers

Have you seen a Brush-turkey in Glebe or Forest Lodge?
Posted on 4th November 2020

A number of people have reported seeing Brush-turkeys (Alectura lathami) around Glebe. It turns out that quite a few have made this area their home, including building lovely mounds for incubating their eggs.

Screenshot of Birdlife Australia's webpage for the Spring Bird Count 2020

News from the Blue Wren Subcommittee – October 2020
Posted on 16th October 2020

Get involved with the Spring Bird Survey on Sunday 1 November 2020; and hear what’s been happening in local habitat creation.

Blue Wren Subcommittee Annual Report 2019-2020
Posted on 17th October 2020

The Subcommittee has 13 members and met in person on four occasions during the year. The volunteers of our bushcare/landcare groups in Glebe continued to work to value, retain and enhance biodiversity in Glebe and Forest Lodge, and its bays and foreshores, for current and future generations. Not surprisingly COVID-19 impacted on our activities in the second half of the year. We did not hold our regular meetings, our autumn party (to which all our bushcare volunteers are invited) and the award of the Craney Biodiversity Grants to our local preschools and schools were cancelled, and the annual biodiversity lecture was postponed. Further, no planting days were organised by our buschcare volunteers from mid-March until July, when they recommenced in Orphan School Creek Park under the COVID-safe rules set-up by the City.

Inquiry into the Problem of Feral and Domestic Cats in Australia
Posted on 31st August 2020

Studies have shown that each roaming pet cat is responsible for killing 186 reptiles, birds and mammals per year. Read the Society’s submission to the Federal Government’s Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy inquiry into the problem of feral and domestic cats in Australia.

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