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Glebe’s Blue Wrens

Glebe’s Blue Wrens

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 (known as Blue Wrens) in the Glebe/Forest Lodge area. A sub-committee of the Glebe Society was established to manage the project.  Read more »



Posts about Glebe’s Blue Wrens

Habitat Garden Guided Walk
Posted on 2nd November 2018

As part of National Bird Week, Sophie Golding, Urban Ecology Coordinator, City of Sydney Council, organised a guided walk in the John Street Reserve Habitat Garden on Saturday morning, 27 October, led by Judy Christie.   Read more »

News from Blue Wren Subcommittee (September 2018)

News from Blue Wren Subcommittee (September 2018)
Posted on 30th September 2018

Habitat gardening walk and talk, the Society’s sixth annual Spring Bird Survey, the Friends of Orphan School Creek Bushcare Group, the Glebe Palmerston and Surrounds Landcare Group, the Ferry Road Bushcare Group and removal of eight Kapok trees.  Read more »

Blue Wrens Subcommittee Annual Report 2017-2018

Blue Wrens Subcommittee Annual Report 2017-2018
Posted on 31st August 2018

The Subcommittee continued to play a special role in assisting the activities of each of the six volunteer bushcare/landcare groups working in Glebe’s parks.  Read more »

News from the Blue Wrens Subcommittee (August 2018)

News from the Blue Wrens Subcommittee (August 2018)
Posted on 31st August 2018

National Tree Day, the Society’s annual Spring Bird Survey and planting by the Glebe Palmerston and Surrounds Landcare Group.  Read more »

News from the Blue Wrens Subcommittee (July 2018)

News from the Blue Wrens Subcommittee (July 2018)
Posted on 6th August 2018

Several members of the Orphan School Creek Bush Care group attended the Lord Mayor’s Reception for volunteers and several representatives of bush care groups attended the presentation of a report on the survey the City of Sydney had commissioned to review reptiles and amphibians in the local government area.  Read more »

Volunteers Needed for Paddy Gray Reserve
Posted on 31st May 2018

Paddy Gray Reserve is located on Hereford St, not far from Walsh Ave. The Blue Wrens Subcommittee invites you to join a group of volunteers who tend the Reserve, in conjunction with the City of Sydney.  Read more »

News from the Blue Wren Subcommittee (May 2018)
Posted on 4th May 2018

Planting day at Orphan School Creek and a local wildlife seminar   Read more »

News from the Blue Wren Subcommittee (April 2018)
Posted on 3rd April 2018

“Wild Sydney”. Planting day at Orphan School Creek and 10th anniversary of the publication of ‘Superb Fairy-Wren Habitat in Glebe & Forest Lodge”  Read more »

News from the Blue Wrens Subcommittee (March 2018)
Posted on 12th March 2018

2018 Blue Wren lecture Dr John Martin, Wildlife Ecologist from the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney has accepted an invitation to talk to the Society at 6pm on Monday 16 April at Benledi (Glebe Library). His lecture will cover his recent work on urban bird populations in Sydney and will be followed by a glass of […]  Read more »

News from the Blue Wrens Subcommittee (November 2017)
Posted on 29th November 2017

Eleven keen birdwatchers gathered at 6.45am on Sunday 8 October in Paddy Gray Reserve, Hereford St, to commence Glebe’s fifth annual spring bird survey. The total number of birds recorded was 329 and 25 species were seen.  Read more »

Blue Wrens Subcommittee Annual Report 2016-2017
Posted on 28th July 2017

Five landcare/bushcare groups worked in Glebe throughout the year to support the establishment and maintenance of biodiversity in our suburb’s parks.   Read more »

Retention of Dying Ficus in Jubilee Park
Posted on 29th June 2017

Last year a Ficus obliqua (Moreton Bay Fig) in Jubilee Park, close to the western entrance to the light rail tunnel in Victoria St, had almost died. The Society wrote to the City asking that the tree be retained and made safe by pruning The City accepted our request and the Ficus has now been expertly pruned and we look forward to seeing its use by Glebe’s native fauna.  Read more »

Professor Chris Dickman and Does Your Moggie Have a Bib?
Posted on 29th June 2017

At Benledi on 24 May, Professor Chris Dickman, Professor in Ecology from the University of Sydney, spoke to 34 members and their friends about the ‘Impacts and local management of cats, dogs and foxes’. Cats have had a devastating effect on Australia’s smallest mouse-like marsupials.  Read more »

News from the Blue Wrens Subcommittee – June 2017

News from the Blue Wrens Subcommittee – June 2017
Posted on 4th June 2017

Insurance for Glebe’s Landcare and Bushcare Groups and
Interpretative walk in Orphan School Creek Park  Read more »

News from the Blue Wrens Subcommittee – May 2017

News from the Blue Wrens Subcommittee – May 2017
Posted on 1st May 2017

All members of the Society and their friends are invited to hear Professor Chris Dickman, Professor in Ecology, Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney, talk about the ‘Impacts and local management of cats, dogs and foxes’.  Read more »