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Events in March 2022
The Owl & the Moon
The Owl & the MoonWA Bird of Prey Centre92 Dulwich StWhiteman,
See live owls and learn about them with WA Birds of Prey Centre’s Yvonne Sitco. Enjoy delicious wine and cheese and learnt to paint an owl with Artist Marnie Giroud from Eco Gecko – Environment & Design.
A truly special experience where patrons can interact with stunning birds including a Barn Owl, Masked Owl, Sooty Owl and Bookbook Owl.
The painting part of the workshop accommodates everybody from beginner to professional painters, so don't be scared.
Come along, it will be a hoot, an 'owlmazing experience by the light of the silvery moon'.
Making beautiful soil from food and garden waste
Making beautiful soil from food and garden wasteHenderson Environmental CentreGroat StNorth Beach,
Register to learn practical and easy ways to compost, worm farm and use a bokashi bucket for all spaces from window sills to big backyards.
You can set up your own worm farm and get enough fat worms to start by receiving a subsidy for other options of your choice.
Come and join us to find out easy ways to make good compost and discover how to use meat, fish bones and dead cheeses in a composting system.Black Cockatoo - Coloured Pencil Workshop: Drawing from live black cockatoo
Black Cockatoo - Coloured Pencil Workshop: Drawing from live black cockatooHarvest Lakes Community Centre62 Aurora DveAtwell,
Firstly, we will meet Rex. A black cockatoo visiting us from Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre. Coloured-pencil artist, Stacey Maroney will demonstrate how to sketch the bird from life and record the features of the animal quickly as it moves.
Bird photographer, Emmar Geary will then demonstrate how she captures her stunning photographs.
Once we have all found a photo we are happy to work with, Stacey will demonstrate coloured pencil techniques used to create realistic feathers and details of the cockatoo.
Materials are all provided, but feel free to bring your own pencils and photographs if you prefer.
Tea, coffee and snacks provided, please bring lunch if you think you may need it!
10% of ticket sales will be donated to Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre
Black Cockatoo Crisis Fund Raising Event
Black Cockatoo Crisis Fund Raising Event
The three species of black cockatoo in Western Australia's south west are in trouble. If we do nothing we could lose all three species of these birds within two decades. However, if we act now we can save these iconic birds and ensure their long term survial.
A new feature length social impact documentary film, Black Cockatoo Crisis is currently in production in WA. It is being put together by the makers of Cry of the Forests, a social impact film that helped change the political landscape and bring an end to all native forest logging in WA.
In collaboration with our social impact partners, the Save the Black Cockatoo Coalition, Black Cockatoo Crisis will highlight the plight of our black cockatoos and set out a roadmap for saving these species. It will change the way decision makers and the general public view our black cockatoos and move them to act to protect these special birds.
We invite you to be part of this change making film. We need to raise $143,000 as soon as possible to put this film on the big screen, into schools and on the desks of our MPs. Together we can make a real difference and ensure that these beautiful and intelligent birds have a future.
Join us on Sunday March 13 at 11.30am at The Backlot in Simpson St, West Perth for coffee and light refreshments and to learn more about this change making film and how you can be a part of making it happen.
Nature know-How: Birds of the Perth Hills (Bullsbrook)
Nature know-How: Birds of the Perth Hills (Bullsbrook)Lowery Park Hall6 Eden DveBullsbrook,
When she was aged between 14 and16 years old, Talitha secretly put together a book which she had professionally printed and presented it to her parents as a Christmas present. It includes hand painted maps, beautiful photos (taken by Talitha), an identification guide, skittish rating and photography tips.
Talitha will talk about the process of putting the book together, share photography tips, discuss bird call identification and the identification of easily confused birds, and show a video on local birds she has produced.
Free event. Please book in as spaces are limited. For all inquiries contact the Sustainable Environment Officer via (08) 9267 9282.
Introduction to Permaculture
Introduction to PermacultureSloan's Cottage10 Harman StLeda,
Join KiT and Powderbark Permaculture as we explore ways you can use Permaculture design thinking to maximise productivity in your home and backyard systems. This one day course will cover:
-Permaculture design groundwork (the principals and ethics of permaculture)
-Looking at your space with permaculture eyes (designing for productivity)
-How to amplify the magic ingredient in your veggie patch; your soil biology
-Fostering your permaculture learning (further education, resources, networks and your permaculture community)
Morning and afternoon tea provided, BYO lunch.Movie Screening: The Last Horns of Africa
Movie Screening: The Last Horns of Africa
This incredible award winning documentary follows the journeys of two conservation heroes who put their lives on the line to protect the rhino in their care, while a top-secret operation endeavors to bring down South Africa's rhino poaching crime syndicates.
Doors/Bar open 6.00pm-Film 7.00pm. Introduced by the filmmakers Morgan Pelt and Garth De Bruno Austin with a post film Q and A.
Urban Composting Options Workshop
Urban Composting Options WorkshopUrban Revolution284 Albany HighwayVictoria Park,
Learn how to compost using the various options and choose the best composting system for your unique situation at home, for a school or a business. Ask your site-specific questions.
Learn about the Bokashi system, worm farms, worm towers, how to compost pet waste, hot and cold composting methods and how to run multiple systems together.
Find out why composting is an impactful action that we can all do to put our planet first by reducing our food waste in landfill and instead create nutrient rich soil for a thriving environment.
* 60 min workshop
* Receive a copy of our comprehensive Urban Composting Guidebook - 32 Page, illustrated, full colour booklet printed on 100% recycled paper with vegetable inks
* Q&A over homemade morning tea where you can ask your individual composting questions
* 10% off your composting, garden and eco products in store on the day
$25 per person. Pre booking is essential as places are strictly limited.
My Life as a Naturalist: Eric McCrum (Ballajura)
My Life as a Naturalist: Eric McCrum (Ballajura)Ballajura Public LibraryKingfisher Ave & Illawarra CrescentBallajura,
‘How fortunate I have been to meet up with so many naturalists when young, who helped to open my eyes to the vast diversity of life on Earth! With Peter Slater, Eric Lindgren and Kevn Griffiths as companions - birds, marine life and fungi became my interests. Whence then the interests in spiders, lichens, clouds, insects, reptiles and geology? And my interest in Aboriginal language, such as relating to the place names of WA towns?’
So what is Eric’s story? Come along and find out from the man himself, who regularly features as a wildlife expert on the 720 ABC Perth radio Breakfast program and was awarded the Centennial Medal in 2001.
Free event. Please book in as spaces are limited. For all inquiries contact BALLAJURA LIBRARY on (08) 9207 8686.
Nature Know-How: Build a Bandicoot Bungalow (Gidgegannup)
Nature Know-How: Build a Bandicoot Bungalow (Gidgegannup)Susannah Brook ReserveSrawberry Hill DveGidgegannup,
Learn how to build a bandicoot bungalow and help these cute critters by installing several in a patch of bush.
Join members of the Susannah Brook Catchment Group and environmental enthusiast, David Broadhurst, to learn how to build homes for Southern Brown Bandicoots (also called Quenda). Providing artificial habitat for these small mammals can assist their survival in areas where they face threats such as predation by introduced species like foxes, and where there may not be sufficient suitable natural habitat. The bungalows built and installed during this session will help local bandicoots in the Susannah Brook bushland.
As well as teaching you how to build the homes this session, we will go over why they are designed the way they are, where to place them, basic bandicoot behaviour and considerations such as fire risk. The bungalows can be built relatively low cost and using salvaged materials. This session will be hands-on; attendees will try their hand at building and installing homes and will leave with a material and instruction sheet to enable them to build bandicoot bungalows on their own property or with their environmental volunteer group.
Please note: a walk of approximately 500m is required to access an appropriate site for the bungalow to be built by the group.
Please book in as spaces are limited.
Please note that this program is suitable for adults and children aged 12 years and over, and is an informative presentation and interactive activity. Photographs and videos may be taken of the event.Top tips for early birders
Top tips for early birdersAtwell Arts Centre586 Canning HwyTompkins ParkAlfred Cove,
The team from BirdLife WA will head south of the river on Saturday, March 26, to hold a morning workshop for anyone new to birding or wanting to know more.
Dr Rochelle Steven will present an introduction to birdwatching and where to find birds. Her talk will also include tips on choosing binoculars, bird guides and phone applications for birders.
Frank O’Connor will share some amazing facts about birds and why they are a constant source of wonder.
Bird listening is a must for birdwatchers, according to Brendan Kinsella. Let him introduce you to some common bird calls and show you how to expand your bird “vocabulary”.
This workshop will run at the Atwell Arts Centre in Alfred Cove from 9.15am (for a 9.30 start) to noon. Morning tea will be provided.