Better news for the Helmeted Honeyeater

By July 26, 2016 Joeys, News No Comments
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We were delighted to plant habitat for the Helmeted Honeyeater for the second year in a row. Last year there were less than 100 birds left in the wild but this year they have seen more than 200.

About 30 Joeys, siblings and parents – plus our wonderful family with a Cub and a Scout – planted 500 indigenous “mid storey” plants such as kangaroo apple, woolly tea tree, prickly currant bush and Victorian Christmas bush, to name a few.

The undoubted highlight was seeing birds in the wild! We were lucky enough to see – very close – about half a dozen birds. Because some of the population bred at Healesville Sanctuary were released into the reserve, these birds are used to people and came to see if we might have some food for them.

Thanks again to Friends of the Helmeted Honeyater, helping to rescue Victoria’s bird emblem from extinction.

 

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We saw a number of birds – and there are only 200 left!

 

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Planting a tricky area on a slope                    |     New seedling                                    | Whole family getting in the action

 

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Our pot snake with half the planting done – we planted 2 * this amount!

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Satisfied with our efforts                                 | Our mascot, Flying Fox, likes to come too

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