Pollinator Link at Mt Gravatt Library

By: Michael Fox

Mt Gravatt Library display

Pollinator Links: wildlife corridors for urban spaces, was launched in September at our local Mt Gravatt Library.

As part of the launch butterflies and birds was the theme for the regular Children’s storytime. Mt Gravatt Environment Group member and Freelance Cartoonist, Edd Cross, prepared a set of colouring sheets featuring local birds and butterflies. Download Edd’s sheets and colour in to lean about our local wildlife.

My presentation Pollinator Link – Mt Gravatt Library – 13 Sept 12 focused on building our first

Birds, butterflies & bees in our backyards

Pollinator Link between Mt Gravatt Conservation Reserve and Bulimba Creek.

Our urban areas are a matrix of roads, houses and fences that create barriers to movement of wildlife:

• Reduced diversity of birds in backyards – less Fairy Wrens and more Crows
• Less butterflies and bees in backyards
• Increased species loss in isolated patches of bushland – predation, fire, etc

Guide Hut Pollinator Link garden

The objective of Pollinator Links is to use our backyards to create wildlife corridors between remaining bushland areas.
Our first Pollinator Link garden is the Mt Gravatt Girl Guide Hut in the Showgrounds.

About Mt Gravatt Environment Group

Mt Gravatt Environment Group is restoring a unique piece of Australain native bushland only ten minutes from Brisbane CBD.
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