Small bird habitat Bushcare morning
Help create the perfect habitat for small birds and plant an indigenous Kangaroo grassland plot for future 'fire-stick-farming' in this bushcare morning. This site is located on the Great West Walk travelling through the Old Toongabbie 1791 Convict Stockade Government Farm; a significant contact site.
Our hands–on morning is suitable for volunteers of any age or experience.
Learn about the local species of the Toongagal Cultural landscape that survived colonial clearing.
Help boost the habitat for Finch, Wrens, Pardalote and Parrots.
Easy hand-weeding and some planting original ‘understory’ seedlings.
Our project aims to increase nesting and foraging habitat for Red-browed Finch, Blue Wrens, Red-rumped Grass Parrots and Spotted Pardalotes. Many larger birds such as Sulphur–crested Cockatoo and Magpies also visit and roost at the site, yet it is the small species that require more dense scrub for safety and food sources.
Since bushland restoration began over 20 years ago this riparian zone is transforming into a living heritage resource for our future. The endangered ecological community is called River–flat Eucalypt Forest of the Cumberland Plain Woodland.
- Supported by Greater Sydney Landcare Network and the City of Parramatta Bushcare program.
- Refreshments provided.