Do we really care so little about the earth upon which we live that we don’t wish to protect one of its greatest wonders from the consequences of our behaviours?
Having worked as a volunteer for many years doing bushcare at Vimiera Park & at the Hornsby Council Nursery propagating plants, I am thrilled with the latest plantings for Vimiera Park. The natural resources/bushland team of Hornsby Council, who do much of the ground work, are tremendous. Despite this area of Terrys Creek being flagged to go to Parramatta Council in the near future, they are still keeping it going.
Many thanks to you all & the great volunteers who continue to give their time & energy to improving the habitat along this important corridor.
"A smart nation would see the value of its natural assets rising as fast as its built assets because it's looking after the two and appreciating both" http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-04-15/abs-data-shows-growth-in-natural-assets/7327804?section=environment
Bamboo is very invasive & difficult to remove... But....in this case utilized by wildlife in the absence of suitable native habitat
I saw these birds along Terry’s Creek on the 14th March. The pair of Boobooks were in the bamboo section of the creek and being bombarded by Noisy Miners and Satin Bowerbirds. One of the Satin Bowerbirds appears to be partially leucistic with a dark head and dark bill but otherwise green. A normal transition to black [for a male] occurs between 5-7 years but the beak goes light first and the black colouring comes in all patchy rather than evenly.