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Glebe’s Blue Wrens

Glebe’s Blue Wrens

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

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 »

News from the Blue Wrens Subcommittee – April 2017

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

Professor Chris Dickman, Professor in Ecology, Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney has accepted an invitation to talk to the Society on ‘Impacts and local management of cats, dogs and foxes’. The talk will be in the downstairs meeting room at Benledi, Glebe Library commencing at 6pm on Wednesday 24 May 2017.  Read more »

News from the Blue Wrens Subcommittee – December 2016

News from the Blue Wrens Subcommittee – December 2016
Posted on 2nd December 2016

Glebe’s fourth annual spring bird survey and Arthur (Paddy) Gray Reserve  Read more »

News from the Blue Wrens Subcommittee – November 2016
Posted on 1st November 2016

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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Obituary: Janina Margaret Craney
Posted on 22nd October 2016

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 »

Blue Wren Subcommittee Annual Report 2015-2016
Posted on 7th September 2016

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 »

News from the Blue Wrens Subcommittee – May 2016
Posted on 12th June 2016

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 »

News from the Blue Wrens Subcommittee – April 2016
Posted on 3rd May 2016

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 »