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Our bird garden is starting to take shape!

Posted on 16 August 2018

On Wednesday 8 August we were back in the garden again with our Eco Warriors putting their green thumbs to work planting our new bird garden (located outside the front of the school).

Locally indigenous tubestock with Boon Wurrung significance was planted to develop a supporting habitat for our local bird species.

The project is being supported by Landcare Australia, Momentum Energy's Powerful Youth Projects initiative and the Victorian Government's Port Phillip Bay Fund.

A big thanks to the Green Team parents, especially Anna and Meg, for all of their help to date in bringing the garden to life!

Thank you also to Andrew Ashdown from workplace coaching consultancy. Andrew's business is located across the road from the school. He came to the rescue with an innovative solution when he saw us struggling to get the soil and poles to agree with our vision!

Work will continue over the coming months to incorporate student artwork and a fabulous bird bath.

Did you know:

  • Over one third of Victoria's bird species, as well as Australian and international migratory birds, visit or reside in our school's Elster Creek coastal zone.
  • Elster Creek (from the coast inland 2 km) is home to a diversity of species, with nearly 1000 fauna recorded by volunteer naturalist Gio Fitzpatrick since 2012.
  • The lower Creek and foreshore are visited by migratory birds including international species.
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