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News from the Blue Wren Subcommittee
Posted on 8th April 2021

Find out about the 2021 Biodiversity Lecture, the great work done by Sydney Secondary College helped by the 2019 Craney Small Grant, and everything else the Subcommittee has been up to!  Read more »

News from Blue Wren Subcommittee
Posted on 7th March 2021

the Glebe Society has made a comprehensive submission to the City of Sydney on our Crown Lands.  Read more »

‘On the verge’ – it’s not easy being green
Posted on 2nd January 2021

“Some days I wish I had full PPE, as my days seem so long and the onslaught unrelenting. I live on the street, I have no money, few resources. I accept I am low in the pecking order.” Who am I?  Read more »

Society’s 8th Annual Spring Bird Survey
Posted on 1st January 2021

This year’s annual bird survey took place on Sunday 1 November. A total of 16 people signed on at 6.45 am in Paddy Gray Reserve in Hereford St and were allocated to ten survey sites across Glebe and Forest Lodge including streets, parks and along waterways.  Read more »

News from the Blue Wren Subcommittee
Posted on 29th December 2020

Updates about recent activities of the Society’s busy Blue Wren subcommittee and volunteers.  Read more »

Have you seen a Striated Heron in Federal Park?
Posted on 4th November 2020

Calling all twitchers  Read more »

Have you seen a Brush-turkey in Glebe or Forest Lodge?
Posted on 4th November 2020

A number of people have reported seeing Brush-turkeys (Alectura lathami) around Glebe. It turns out that quite a few have made this area their home, including building lovely mounds for incubating their eggs.  Read more »

Screenshot of Birdlife Australia's webpage for the Spring Bird Count 2020

News from the Blue Wren Subcommittee – October 2020
Posted on 16th October 2020

Get involved with the Spring Bird Survey on Sunday 1 November 2020; and hear what’s been happening in local habitat creation.  Read more »

Blue Wren Subcommittee Annual Report 2019-2020
Posted on 17th October 2020

The Subcommittee has 13 members and met in person on four occasions during the year. The volunteers of our bushcare/landcare groups in Glebe continued to work to value, retain and enhance biodiversity in Glebe and Forest Lodge, and its bays and foreshores, for current and future generations. Not surprisingly COVID-19 impacted on our activities in the second half of the year. We did not hold our regular meetings, our autumn party (to which all our bushcare volunteers are invited) and the award of the Craney Biodiversity Grants to our local preschools and schools were cancelled, and the annual biodiversity lecture was postponed. Further, no planting days were organised by our buschcare volunteers from mid-March until July, when they recommenced in Orphan School Creek Park under the COVID-safe rules set-up by the City.  Read more »

Inquiry into the Problem of Feral and Domestic Cats in Australia
Posted on 31st August 2020

Studies have shown that each roaming pet cat is responsible for killing 186 reptiles, birds and mammals per year. Read the Society’s submission to the Federal Government’s Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy inquiry into the problem of feral and domestic cats in Australia.   Read more »

2020 Spring Bird Survey

2020 Spring Bird Survey
Posted on 3rd September 2020

The Society’s annual spring bird survey will be held on Sunday 1 November – all members and their friends are welcome to attend, and please meet in Paddy Gray Reserve in Hereford St at 6:45 am  Read more »

What’s in a Name? Women’s names ‒ Sarah Peninton Reserve
Posted on 3rd September 2020

By Helen Randerson Women are remembered in the names of a number of our valued small parks and playgrounds in Glebe/Forest Lodge. In 2020 these include the Alice Lee Reserve, the Jean Cawley Reserve, Kirsova Playground No 3, the May Pitt Playground, the Robyn Kemmis Reserve and the Sarah Peninton Reserve. (St Helen is also […]  Read more »

News from Blue Wren Subcommittee
Posted on 1st September 2020

by Andrew Wood, Convenor Blue Wren Subcommittee The Subcommittee held a face-to-face meeting on Tuesday 14 July, our first since February 2020. Under COVID-19 rules provided by the City, our volunteer bushcare groups are now able to resume work in Glebe’s parks. A working bee to remove weeds from Orphan School Creek Park was attended […]  Read more »

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 »