Friends of Glebe Wetlands
The Friends of Glebe Wetlands The Friends of Glebe Wetlands is a local conservation group made up of people who care for the important habitat for native wildlife including the Grey-headed Flying Fox and many species of waterbirds. The Glebe Wetlands include the Glebe Park Lagoon and other wetland areas upstream and downstream to the Bega River Anabranch. Everyone involved in the group volunteers their time, energy and skills towards improving wildlife habitat and conservation through group activities. What we do The Friends of Glebe Wetlands have two main activities: · Flying-fox Counting – Monthly counts of the Grey-headed Flying Fox camp at the Glebe Park Lagoon are conducted on the third Friday of each month when the flying-foxes are present (the season usually lasts from October to May, peaking in late Summer). For the past six years the monthly counts have fed data into the National Flying Fox Monitoring Program coordinated by the CSIRO. Counts are conducted at dusk during the fly-out with volunteers gathering about half an hour before the fly-out at the shelter shed on the southern side of the lagoon (parking is available on Rose Street). New volunteers are always welcome. · Monthly Working Bees – undertaken as part of our Habitat Enhancement Project, volunteers gather on the first Saturday of each month to work to improve the habitat at the Glebe Park Lagoon by removing weed species, replanting natives and mulching cleared areas. Working bees start at 9:30am (earlier in Summer) with volunteers gathering at the shelter shed on the southern side of the lagoon and usually finish around 11:30am (can be earlier in Summer) after some shared morning tea. New volunteers are always welcome. How people can join in Come to regular activities including the flying-fox counts (held on the third Friday of the month) and regular working bees (held on the first Saturday of the month). Feel free to contact group coordinator, Hugh Pitty, on 0414 525 761.
The Friends of Glebe Wetlands attend to the emergency needs of wildlife in need of care, including the Grey-headed Flying Fox and a range of native waterbirds. Animals in need of care will be passed on to experienced local wildlife carers.