By Andrew Wood, Blue Wren Subcommittee Convenor, Bulletin 5/2024, July

All members of the Society and their friends are invited to attend a ‘walkshop’ at 2 pm on Sunday 28 July, entitled Exploring Glebe’s wild spaces – the fauna and flora of the Hill and Johnstons Creek.

Data collection has begun on the research collaboration between the Glebe Society and the University of Sydney to investigate the biodiversity and potential of Glebe’s Hill. The research is funded by a City of Sydney Innovation and Ideas Grant.

We will meet at the Harold Park Community Hall (upstairs, Tramsheds) where introductory talks will be given by Professor Dieter Hochuli, leader of the University of Sydney’s Integrative Ecology Group, and Genevieve Heggarty, a research assistant working on the project.

Glebe’s Hill from Jubilee Oval (Photo: Andrew Wood)

We will then head out on a walk guided by Dieter and Genevieve to explore two of Glebe’s wild spaces – Glebe’s Hill and Johnstons Creek – to learn about the University’s initial observations made with camera traps, acoustic monitors and in-person surveys.

The walkshop will be followed by afternoon tea.

There is no charge for the event as it’s supported by the City’s Grant.

Bookings are required and can be made via Eventbrite:

Please come with walking shoes and, if necessary, something to protect you from the rain.

Early images from the secret camera on the Hill

Photos: Genevieve Heggarty, University of Sydney