Over 1500 native plants were planted over 800m2 including soft shrubs such as Pultenaea villosa, spiky protective shrubs such as Bursaria spinosa, grasses such as Themeda triandra, groundcovers such as Dianella caerulea. A bird bath was constructed using bush rock and repurposed light fitting; large logs placed for shelter for small animals and reptiles. An interpretive signboard was erected for ongoing education and learning.
Each student (160 pupils) at the school took part in the final planting day in November 2020 to complete the bird habitat haven. They learned valuable skills in taking care of our natural environment and showed plenty of enthusiasm. They learned about habitat requirements, biodiversity and the difference between weeds and native species. They are looking forward to taking part in citizen science annual bird counts for Birdlife Australia.
From teacher Alison “Thanks sooooooo much for your tremendous effort. Sorry it’s been so hard to coordinate due to corona. We are truly blessed to have such a beautiful addition to our school. After reports I plan to take kids down to weed. I can’t wait to hang out down there.”