Excited young participants with their plants from Council and their free WEPA local nature cards. Image: Kristina Dodds
WEPA members were excited to be out and about as part of Willoughby Council’s National Tree Day event on Sunday at Mowbray Park. It’s been a while since we’ve been able to get out amongst the community so it was a real pleasure to meet with the families and residents who came down to pick up a free tree or two and participate in Council’s walks and tree planting. To mark the occasion (and to mark our 40th birthday year!), WEPA commissioned a set of cards (beautifully designed by Kathryn Foley) showing local birds, reptiles, insects and plants. These were free and, as we’d hoped, a big hit with children, parents and grandparents. If you missed out on getting your cards on Sunday, please come and see us at our stall at the Willoughby Council Fauna Fair which will be in Willoughby Park, McClelland Road, Willoughby East on Sunday 28 August.
This clever young Miss immediately matched her WEPA plant card to the correct plant growing in nearby bushland. Great powers of observation in one so young! Image: her Mum