Wednesday, 13 January 2016
Great news for 2015 'Natured Kids'. The 'food forest' we helped plant at the Carrum Indigenous Nursery to help feed injured Koalas and possums is growing well. Prunings of tasty green shoots from the Carrum Indigenous Nursery have helped feed 4 'rescue' koalas and over 10 possums this summer! If you are keen to participate in similar environmental activities with your 0-6 year olds during 2016 around the Mornington Peninsula, we are taking registrations now, term 1 is filling fast! Please contact Narelle with your location via firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
# Creating creature habitats and planting indigenous food for local wildlife?
# Exploring how all living things use natural materials for survival and trying their hand at hut building?
# Learning how to enhance the world's most precious resource, soil?
# Growing and harvesting fresh herbs & vegetables to make a wood fired pizza?
# Mastering fire lighting and safety for campfire cooking?
Thursday, 27 March 2014
Wednesday, 26 March 2014
Saturday, 22 June 2013
Calling all Junior landcarers
aged 2-16 years.
Join in our 'Birds in Backyards' school holiday session. Monday 1st July, arrive anytime between 10am-2pm. At Angus & Rose, The Briars, Nepean Highway, Mt.Martha.
Make a bird seed germinator,decorate it as a bird, fill with seeds, take them home & watch them grow. Learn how to plant in your
garden to attract birds into your
$10 per child includes all materials for planting activity, a coloured 'Birds in Backyards' poster
and participation in the story 'Wetland Birds' (read every 1/2 hr).
Finish off with a 15 minute self guided wetlands wander along the boardwalk to discover the many wetlands birds who are visiting or call 'The Briars' home. Watch out for Edward the emu
along the way! May wish to BYO binoculars.
Enquiries call Narelle on
0431791379 or rsvp 'coming' via Natured Kids Facebook page.
No need to book, can pay on day.
Great coffee available onsite during your outdoor adventures at Angus and Rose.
Tuesday, 11 June 2013
Look what we found today on our outdoor adventures to Moonlit Sanctuary .....
.....a male Satin Bowerbird,
We discovered that the dark glossy-blue male Satin Bowerbird attracts potential mates by building a bower of twigs and grass. He decorates the bower with blue and yellow objects - feathers, shells, glass, berries and uses them to display to females.
Female Satin Bowerbirds that are attracted by this will mate with the male, then fly off and build a separate nest in which to lay their eggs.
The male does not help in the incubation or raising of the young.
If you would like to learn more about this cheeky feathered friend,go to:
*Information courtesy Museum Vic
*Photograph taken by Narelle