Glebe’s Blue Wrens
A Glebe resident who hasn’t been around as much as he used to… The Glebe Society received grant funding from the City of Sydney for a project aimed at community education and habitat conservation for Superb Fairy-wrens (more commonly known as Blue Wrens) in the Glebe/Forest Lodge area. A sub-committee of the Glebe Society was established […] Read more »
Posts about Glebe’s Blue Wrens
Glebe’s fourth annual spring bird survey and Arthur (Paddy) Gray Reserve Read more »
Kevin Simpson’s, Landscape Architect, Design, firm has recently completed the establishment of the habitat garden in John Street Reserve. Plus recent bird sightings in Glebe’s parks.
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Jan died on 2 June 2016 at 74 years of age from a blood cancer, multiple myeloma. Jan was an enthusiastic and knowledgeable member of the Subcommittee. Read more »
During the past 12 months there have been occasional sightings of blue wrens in Glebe – always around St Johns Rd and Jarocin Ave – and it is likely that they have flown from the campus of the University of Sydney Read more »
Simon Griffith, Professor and Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the Department of Biological Sciences at Macquarie University gave a talk at Benledi to 30 members of the Society Read more »
On the morning of 5 March, a member of the Subcommittee (Judy Christie) saw two Superb Fairy Wrens near 153 St Johns Rd, Forest Lodge, in a dense, prickly conifer. Read more »
The Glebe Bushcare Group has been removing litter and weeds from the wetlands area near Chapman Rd. In John Street Reserve, work has commenced as scheduled on the establishment of the biodiversity garden. Read more »
Award for Judy Christie, the successful tenderers for the refurbishment of John Street Reserve and working bees continue in seven pocket parks. Read more »
The Society’s third annual spring bird survey was held on Sunday 27 September, an overcast morning. Read more »
Are there any blue wrens in Glebe? The answer over the past year is ‘sometimes’. During our second annual spring bird survey on Sunday 26 October 2014, local residents in Jarocin Ave reported that blue wrens, both male and female, are seen in their garden from time to time. Read more »
Sophie Golding, Urban Ecology Coordinator, City of Sydney attended our meeting on 30 June 2015. Sophie reported that the establishment of the new park adjacent to the Harold Park development was close to the planting stage. Read more »
Twenty four Society members and friends attended a lecture (Thursday 7 May in the downstairs meeting room at Benledi) given by Dr Holly Parsons entitled ‘Little birds in a big city – the lives and times of Superb Fairy-wrens’. The President introduced Dr Parsons, who is the Program Manager for Birds in Backyards, and Andrew […] Read more »
On Thursday 7 May 2015 at 6:30 pm in the downstairs meeting room at Benledi (Glebe Library), Dr Holly Parsons from BirdLife Australia, will give a talk to the Society entitled ‘Little birds in a big city – the lives and times of Superb Fairy-wrens’. Dr Parsons is the Program Manager for Birds in Backyards […] Read more »
A major difficulty for the Glebe Bushcare Group has been the arrival of groups of backpackers/campers who are now living in the parking area near the wetlands adjacent to Chapman Rd.
The City has completed the restoration and repair of the wall on the western boundary of the John Street Reserve and the native flora in the adjacent area is thriving.
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At our February meeting, the possibility of a future capture and release programme to reintroduce blue wrens into Glebe was discussed. It is planned to hold initial discussions with Bird Life Australia about the mechanisms for such a translocation of a bird species. Read more »