Connecting Country is pleased to announce that the “Woodland Birds of Central Victoria” brochure is printed and ready to be released into the world.
The brochure will be launched on Monday December 8th from 5.30pm in the Hub garden, on the corner of Barker St and Templeton St (enter via Templeton St). Drinks and nibbles will be supplied – RSVP to Tanya Loos on 5472 1594 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The brochure was initially developed by past Connecting Country Woodland Bird Coordinator Kerryn Herman and a team of local naturalists and photographers. As part of her role of Habitat for Bush Birds Coordinator Tanya Loos reignited the project and added in information on our focal woodland bird species, the feathered five; Diamond Firetail, Hooded Robin, Painted Button-quail, Jacky Winter and Brown Treecreeper. The subtitle of the brochure is “An identification and habitat management guide” because the birds are ordered into the particular kind of woodland bird habitat we might expect to see them in.
The brochure is aimed at landowners, landcare groups, schools and budding bird enthusiasts. Copies of the brochure will be available on the day for a gold coin donation, with all funds raised going towards future reprints of the brochure. And for those of you looking for nature-orientated Christmas gifts, copies of Friends of Box-Ironbark’s Mosses of dry forests of south-eastern Australia and Tanya’s book Daylesford Nature Diary will be available for purchase.
Photographs and guidance for the brochure were provided by Nigel Harland, Damian Kelly, Greg and Jeanette License, Geoff Park, Chris Tzaros, Debbie Worland, Beth Mellick, Brendan Sydes and Ern Perkins. Support for the brochure project came from the Victorian Government’s Communities for Nature program and from generous private donations to Connecting Country.