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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

A helpful biodiversity-themed graphic for social distancing (photo: Port Phillip Ecocentre).

News from the Blue Wren Subcommittee: Special Johnstons Creek edition (May 2020)
Posted on 18th May 2020

Something to do as you exercise in Glebe during the COVID-19 times of home-stay by Judy Christie I thought I’d pass on a Birdlife Australia webpage with some Birding at Home ideas. I have started doing a regular exercise activity/bird survey based on the Birdlife Australia preferred protocol of recording bird species and numbers for […]  Read more »

News from the Blue Wren Subcommittee (April 2020)

News from the Blue Wren Subcommittee (April 2020)
Posted on 7th April 2020

Margaret Sheppard Margaret Sheppard, a retired librarian and long-time member of the Society and our Subcommittee, died on 10 March surrounded by her family. A wake to celebrate Margaret’s life and to say thankyou to the community for being so kind to her over the years was held at Rothwell Lodge in Ferry Rd, the […]  Read more »

City of Sydney’s revised plans for Ernest Pedersen Reserve

News from the Blue Wren Subcommittee (February 2020)
Posted on 27th February 2020

The City of Sydney’s Working Group has drawn up revised plans for Ernest Pedersen Reserve which incorporate the design of the original front garden of the adjacent Rothwell House. The Group was chaired by Chris Thomas, Manager Design, City of Sydney and the other members were Helen Rogers, Design Manager, City of Sydney, local Ferry […]  Read more »

Diana Lauzi and Kim Hague-Smith with two Red Wattlebird nestlings found in St Johns Rd Glebe

News from the Blue Wren Subcommittee (December 2019)
Posted on 16th December 2019

Glebe’s 7th spring bird survey – report from Judy Christie This year’s annual bird survey took place on Sunday 20 October in cool, sunny conditions with 17 people meeting in Paddy Gray Reserve at 6.45 am to sign on and be allocated sites. A total of 9 teams set out to survey sites across Glebe […]  Read more »

Brown Thornbill

Very Good News from the Blue Wren Subcommittee (November 2019)
Posted on 15th November 2019

What was that small brown bird in John Street Reserve? Anne Britt from St James Ave recently saw a small brown bird in the habitat garden in John Street Reserve. From Anne’s description, Sophie Golding, Urban Ecology Coordinator, City of Sydney, decided it could have been a small insect eating bird, a Brown Thornbill (Acanthiza […]  Read more »

News from the Blue Wren Subcommittee (May 2019)
Posted on 3rd May 2019

Importantly, the Glebe Palmerston and Surrounds Landcare Group has reported that the City has set up some personal accident insurance to cover all volunteers, up to the age of 75, working in Glebe’s parks.  Read more »

News from the Blue Wren Subcommittee (March 2019)
Posted on 14th March 2019

The City will soon be installing hives for native stingless bees in Orphan School Creek and Palmerston Ave parks.  Read more »

News from Blue Wren Subcommittee (November 2018)
Posted on 3rd December 2018

Sixth annual spring bird survey Thirty different bird species were recorded in this year’s survey, led by Judy Christie, commencing at 7am on Sunday 28 October, which equals the highest number of species recorded. The overall number of 459 birds seen was also a great achievement. Having more surveyors enabled us to cover more areas […]  Read more »

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 »