Being an active member of Mount Gravatt Environment Group
I was asked to create some colouring in sheets for an upcoming workshop at Mount Gravatt Library on the exciting new ‘Pollinator Link’ initiative. Pollinator Link is focused on people planting native vegetation in their backyards in order for pollinators (birds, butterflies and bees) to move freely between them. This then creates a chain link of gardens for the pollinators to move freely between various bushlands. And to learn more about this head over to the workshop this month at the library.
So I concentrated on the birds and butterflies and made these funky colouring in sheets. All this month kids will be colouring them in at story time. I can’t wait to see some coloured in..!! 🙂
|Pollinator Link colouring in sheet – Birds
|Pollinator Link colouring in sheet – Butterflies
I also created the ‘Pollinator Link’ logo that you can at the bottom right of each sheet. I will make a separate post on this at a later date so please check back often to see that!
On my daily inspection of our backyard nature reserve last month I came across a few different and very beautiful feathers that had made their way in. It’s amazing the delicacy of colours that nature provides us.
Most days after lunch I get distracted by a visitor to our garden. This little lizard is about 30cm long and just wanders through our garden in his afternoon adventures.
Kathump, patter patter patter…
There’s only one creature of the night that makes that noise. So I rushed upsatairs to look out the bedroom window and there was my little friend just sat on the roof outside…
Geckos make a very interesting noise, which is hard to mimic it, until this one evening:
Yes, geckos make a noise like blowing kisses! Or I blow strange kisses!!!
This week Hazel had bought a few pots and plants to make the back garden look nice. Well, it didn’t just look nice to us two…
Last night I looked up from my sketchbook, and there was a little face looking up at me through the window. It was the little possum, but he was having fun inspecting Hazel’s potting of the tomatoes!
Wow, all the new things to investigate he thought…
Next on the list, he rushed over to the hibiscus plant, checked out the one large white flower on it, and just picked it off!
|Caught in the act!
On an evening our neighbourhood acrobatic possum can be seen walking along the telephone wires, whether it is to get safely to the other side of the road, to visit a different tree, just to take a look around, or sometimes it looks like he just does it for the fun of it!
As I was sat outside erasing some pencil lines (as you do) this little chap appeared, then disappeared so quick before I had time to pick up my pencil to draw him! If only nature stood still some times!
A few weeks I put my bird feeding tray up in the trees in the hope to attract some of the lovely Rainbow Lorikeets that fly overhead.
A week passed and nothing came to feed.
Another week passed and finally the seed attracted something. It wasn’t a colourful Lorikeet as I’d hoped. It was our little visitor of the night that comes rustling through the trees…
It was our little possum friend.
It took him a few goes to figure out how to descend from the branch and on to the tray. But eventually he discovered that by wrapping his tail around the branch he could reach the tray with his front paws and mouth, and while his back legs were dangling, happily munched away on the seeds.
He then continued to munch and munch.
Eventually, he dropped down and sat in the tray and continued to munch…