Birds and bats to headline World Wildlife Day

28 February, 2018Posted in: Environment, Events

Eastern Spinebill

Wingecarribee Shire Council will celebrate this year’s World Wildlife Day with a free speaker forum that will focus on birds in backyards and microbats.

To be held at the Gilbraltar Hotel on Saturday 3 March 2018, the morning forum will feature an address on birds and their habitats indigenous to our Shire.

The discussion will be led by keynote speaker Dr Holly Parsons from Birdlife Australia.  Dr Parsons is the Program Co-Manager of Birds in Backyards and her talk, ‘Sharing Spaces: How you can help the birds in your garden’, will focus on creating your own bird-friendly area.

Dr Parson’s address will be followed by a presentation from local zoologist and bat expert Dr Martin Schulz.

Dr Schulz will speak about his research and discoveries including conservation efforts undertaken to protect rare and endangered microbat species.

Council’s World Wildlife Day Speaker Forum will be held from 9.15am to 12 noon on Saturday 3 March 2018 at the Gibraltar Hotel, 7 Boronia Avenue, Bowral.

The event is free to attend but bookings are essential.  Morning tea will also be provided.

For more information contact Council’s Bushland Projects Officer, Karen Guymer on phone 4868 0888.

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World Wildlife Day is a United Nations initiative which began in 2013 as a way to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants.

Wingecarribee Shire’s World Wildlife Day Speaker Forum is supported by Council’s Environment Levy and Habitat for Wildlife program, which aims to make our backyard gardens wildlife-friendly.