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The sun is out, Grevillea and Banksia are flowering, the gardens are looking a treat and the birds are loving it.
On the last Wednesday of each month a group of bird watches (called “The Wednesday Club”) come to the nursery and gardens to see what birds they can find, have a cup of tea or coffee and a chat.  Each month they typically see and hear 50 to 60 different birds.  Last Wednesday they saw 63 birds and heard a further 20 different birds, 83 species of birds in one morning - WOW!!
Everyone is welcome to come along and join in with The Wednesday Club, so if can make it at 7.00am on the last Wednesday feel free to join in.
 
On Saturday I gave a workshop on creating and maintaining a native bird-attracting garden.  It ran for the full day and we covered issues like choosing the plants for different soil types and conditions, the layout of gardens that small birds feel safe in, maintenance such as fertilising and pruning as well as covering a gambit of other topics and issues that we all have around the garden.  Morning tea and lunch was provided by Elements Restaurant, it was a great day to be in the garden and everyone enjoyed the day.  We’ll be holding further workshops (this one will be repeated for those that missed out) as well as covering other garden related topics. 

If there are any topics that you would like to find out more about send us your ideas and we’ll see if we can get something together.