Hard work, laughter and fun building Pollinator Link

MGSHS3 9 August 2015

Mt Gravatt SHS Pollinator Link team

By: Laurie Deacon

Thanks for your care and inspiration in local area folks, especially to Griffith Mates leaders Sienna, Amir, Imeshika and Kimmim … and our really local man Sheamus!!

Indeed a great day was had at our local Mt Gravatt State High School on Sunday with Mount Gravatt Environment Group members, local community members and the Griffith Mates team!

  • 56 hours of landscaping and re-vegetation was done in total.

    Creating bush habitat in school yard

    Creating bush habitat in school yard

  • 37 volunteers came for two hours of hard work, laughter and fun!
    • 28 Griffith Mates students; and
    • rest from local Mount Gravatt community.
  • 50 plants planted.
  • Our mulch pile got smaller and our plants happier.

    MGSHS2 9 August 2015

    Pollinator Links bring community together

  • More children came to join in the fun and the work.
  • And a local father inspired by us, is planning a Pollinator Link garden for his local school – Mount Gravatt East Primary! Another link for wildlife and community.

We care for and cherish our local high school and the Mount Gravatt forests around us, that sustain us 🙂

Yours in Healthy Habitat & Community for all Time.

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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2 Responses to Hard work, laughter and fun building Pollinator Link

  1. Jenny MCLEAN says:

    Flying foxes are one of most effective long range pollinators; why not birds, bats, bees and butterflies in your campaign? Some plant species produce most of their nectar at night to attract bats. Their relatively large furry bodies carry a lot more pollen than birds, bees or butterflies and carry it much longer distances.

  2. All true Jenny. However, when we are talking about a person’s backyard Flying Foxes are a hard sell … noise, eating our Paw-paws, etc. etc.
    So the first step is to get community members thinking about and engaging with wildlife corridors by promoting the species that most people want to attract to their backyard. Blue Banded bees to pollinate your veggies, bright coloured birds and butterflies to add vibrancy.
    As people do something as simple as providing water they are creating corridors for a whole range of species other species like moths, hover flies, frogs, etc. The objective is to have people engage with an understand the complex range and interrelationships of species. Introduce little known relationships like Pardalotes to eat the lerps on their Lilly Pilly or micro-bats to clean up mossies.

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