Spavin Drive Lake Bird Habitat
Spavin Lake is a well-loved place for the community to walk their dogs, go fishing, and watch the birdlife. This community event is all about the birds. We'll plant a range of mid-storey shrubs and groundcovers to improve the habitat for local birds. Partner organisations will be there to share dog-training tips and information about all the things we can all do to help native wildlife, such as not feeding bread to birds or knowing what to do if you find an injured animal. Council will also be giving away free bird habitat seedlings as part of its Gardens for Wildlife program. Pick up your free copy of the Birds of Hume field guide. We may even have a birds of prey display (weather dependent) and check out what's using the artificial tree hollows that have been installed around the lake.
DATE & TIME
Sunday, 01 August 2021
10:00am to 1:30am
62 Aldridge Drive
Suitable for Children
Accessible for Disabled
The planting will take place along the south-western shore of Spavin Drive Lake. Enter the site from Aldridge Drive, or walk in from Spavin Drive or at the end of Laureate Close. Car-parking along Aldridge Drive.
All of the planting materials and equipment are provided, along with drinking water and basic first aid supplies (including sunscreen and hand sanitiser). Catering is still to be confirmed, but some light refreshments will be provided (e.g. fruit snacks). The event will be cancelled due to poor weather on the day (very strong winds, thunderstorms, or persistent heavy rain). In the case of light drizzle or intermittent rain, the planting event will go ahead. Participants are required to register on arrival, so that they are covered by Council's insurance policy. We also ask prior permission to take photos/video footage on the day, that may be used for Council's promotional purposes. As part of the planting induction, we will discuss the safety risks to be aware of and demonstrate how to best plant a seedling.
Gloves,Tools and equipment for planting,Watering cans / buckets,Drinking water