a terrific time at the Platypus Picnic held this weekend. The Birdsland
Environment Gardening Gang
(the BeeGees) organised the day and it was a great opportunity for families who
want to improve the environment in a family friendly way to do so.
included fun with Peter the Platypus, learning about what platypus like to eat
and planting habitat for platypus. A range of other activities were on offer
but the children were very happy to get their hands dirty planting along the
Monbulk Creek and this kept them amused for most of the afternoon.
was great to see the children working together to get their plants in the
ground with very little guidance required, these kids already knew what to do!
BeeGees is a great new initiative, based at Birdsland and launched at this
year's MiniBeast Festival, it
aims to provide a fun environment in which families and their children can take
part in environmental and gardening activities, whilst increasing their
knowledge of the world around them.
|The wonderful group of volunteers who organised the days|
activities, well done to Kerry, Clare, Jordan, Jimmy and Elicia.
done to organisers, what a great way to improve the environment and have fun
doing so, much of the Monbulk Creek is very degraded and this revegetation work
is vital to improving the quality of the waterway and improving the habitat of those
vertebrates and invertebrates that live in it including our iconic local, the
|With ongoing work the health of|
Monbulk Creek can be restored so
it's premium habitat for platypus
and our other waterway creatures.
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