Thursday 1st November 9:00am - Friday 30th November 6:00pm
Southern Highlands Arts Festival
Wednesday 14th November 3:30pm - 8:00pm
Council Meeting 14 November
This exciting and informative seminar by Megan Halcroft from Bees Business will be followed by a workshop and is all about getting to know our native bees. The workshop will involve constructing a small bee hotel.
Where: Council Theatrette
RSVP: Yes please
Habitat for Wildlife is about providing a backyard garden that is wildlife friendly, and is for people who live in the Wingecarribee Shire who love native animals.
It is about making small changes to your backyard to improve habitat values and to encourage native birds, moths, butterflies, insects, frogs and lizards to visit or live in your garden. Creating a wildlife refuge in your backyard will increase the likelihood of a native animal’s survival and movement through a landscape.
Tips can be provided on how you manage pets, how you think about and plan your garden design and through the installation of bird baths, native grasses, shrubs and trees and other features such as rocky gardens, nest boxes in trees, or ponds that will encourage and protect native animals.
You can be as creative as you like!
How do I Join?
Membership is free and available to residents of Wingecarribee Shire. Members receive:
To join Habitat for Wildlife, complete the member form:
Habitat for Wildlife Membership form (PDF, 1.3MB)
You will not be able to save this form if opened in your browser – it will have to be completed and printed ready for signing in FOUR steps:
If you are under 18 years of age you will need a parent or guardian to sign the form.
It is a good time to get the binoculars out and get out in the back garden or your favourite park or bush land reserve and observe and count the birds you see.Greening Australia have published a brochure to help you make your garden more bird-friendly.
Planting for Birds (PDF, 2MB)
Join the Aussie Backyard Bird Count on 22-28 October 2018. Will the Crimson Rosella be the most frequently counted bird again this year?
You don't need to be a bird watching expert to participate.
All you need to do is visit your favourite park, garden or bush land reserve and count the birds you see over a 20 minute period. A downloadable app and field guide are available when you register on the ABBC website.
This survey is about getting a snapshot of the birds that are living near to us. Council can use this information over a number of years to look at trends in bird numbers and species diversity.
In 2016, approximated 6500 birds from 132 species were counted during that week. Let's see if we can improve on that this year!
Aussie Backyard Bird Count (external link)
Contact the Bushland Projects Officer
Telephone: (02) 4868-0772
Wingecarribee Private Land Conservation Strategic Plan (2014-19) (internal link)
Council's main environment page (internal link)
Land for Wildlife (internal link)
Wingecarribee Web and Wildlife Wingecarribee Enewsletters (external link)
Habitat for Wildlife - Community Environment Network (external link)
Threatened species - NSW Office of Environment & Heritage (external link)
Habitat Stepping Stones (external link)