Landcare’s workshop on Saturday 13th May drew all ages to experience the biodiversity of Mambo Wetlands. Children were guided on a bushland treasure hunt looking for bush tucker, termite mounds, feathers, bandicoot holes, and more. Adults and children alike planted 40+ koala food trees and learned about the birds and animals that call Mambo home.
Birdwatching expert Neil Fraser led the Adults on a birdwatching walk, identifying several native birds by sight and call. Local koala carer Simone Aurino taught the group all about koalas and what to do if they are found sick or injured. After lunch, participants discovered the wonders of the estuary with a talk led by John Simpson. The children loved the hundreds of baby soldiers crabs, sea snails and mangroves in the beach ‘playground’. The workshop closed with a spectacular sight- Two white bellied sea eagles fllying10m overhead, one showing off the tasty fish held in his talons for dinner.
Mambo-Wanda Wetlands Reserves and Landcare Committee (MWWRLC) organised the workshop with funding support from Hunter Region Landcare Network. The day was a great success, with community support key to conserving Mambo Wetlands.
If you would like to help support Mambo Wetlands, Working bees are held on the last Wednesday of each month 8.30am on the corner of Foreshore Drive and Port Stephens Drive, Salamander Bay. Visit www.mambowanda.com.au.