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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tree planting ceremony to honour Norma Hawkins
Posted on 6th November 2021

On 19th October a commemorative tree was planted on behalf of the Glebe Society at John Street Reserve to recognise Norma Hawkins’ outstanding contributions to Glebe and the wider community. It was also the occasion of Norma’s 99th birthday.

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.

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