By Andrew Wood, Convenor Blue Wren Subcommittee, Bulletin May 2023, 3/2023

Learn more about the study of the fauna and flora of Glebe’s Hill. Sunday 7 May 2-3 pm at the Community Hall, Tramsheds.  Free

Come to the Tramsheds to hear about the research project on Glebe’s Hill, conducted by the Glebe Society and University of Sydney with funding from a City of Sydney Innovation and Ideas Grant.  The talks will be given at the Harold Park Community Hall at 2pm on Sunday 7 May. All Glebe Society members, local residents and friends are invited to learn about the study of Glebe’s Hill.

The Hill is a 0.6 Ha fenced site of contaminated crown land on the northern side of the Tramsheds. The Grant will support an investigation of its fauna and flora by biological scientists from the University of Sydney.

Over an hour there will be presentations about the background and reasons for the Grant application as well as descriptions of the methods (including camera traps, acoustic monitors, remote sensing, and in-person surveys) to be used by the University of Sydney’s Integrative Ecology Group led by Professor Dieter Hochuli in establishing The Hill’s biodiversity.

Details will also be given of current investigations of habitat-use by microbats and superb fairy wrens in urban environments across Sydney’s inner west. The talks will be followed by afternoon tea.

For catering purposes, please book on Eventbrite.

Councillor Yvonne Weldon (second from right) inspecting The Hill with Judy Christie, Ian Stephenson and Andrew Wood. Image: Peter Rothwell