Building wildlife and community link … inspiring

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Sheamus briefing the team

By: Larissa Roberts

A beautiful day and high volunteer attendance made the Pollinator Link gardening on Sunday 9 August very special.

After a briefing by Sheamus O’Connor,  Co-Project Manager & Ecology Adviser, the team started work …

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Planting the future

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… planting 70 native plants including Lilly Pillies, Lomandras and Native Raspberries.

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Hard work can be fun

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Site maintenance was also attended to with volunteers making significant headway with mulching, pulling out dead grass, weeding and watering.

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Griffith Mates volunteers

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Volunteer numbers were bolstered by the addition of 30 Griffith Mates volunteers in addition to the regular volunteers.

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I want to do this at my school.

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Speaking with the volunteers was an inspiration as I discovered motivations ranging from parents wanting to take Pollinator Link project to Mount Gravatt East State School, wanting to contribute to the local community, protect the environment and network. The Griffith Mates attendees provided a very multicultural flavour to the day with volunteers hailing from Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, Germany and Iran.

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Bee Guru Len on his favorite topic

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Pollinator Link’s bee expert, Len, was heartened to discover that wasps have made a home for themselves inside the recycled hardwood fence post Bee Hotels. An encouraging sign that the link is serving as a link for these pollinators.

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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