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 Saturday morning I went to the suburb of Richardson with Mike Fox from Mount Gravatt Environment Group to do some tree planting, as organised by River City. River City has an initiative with the Brisbane City Council who fund them to plant trees throughout the Brisbane areas. It was a lovely bright sunny morning and was nice to see the local community engaged and volunteering – helping to make their own streets greener in the future by planting the little tree saplings.
House hunting in a big new city isn’t easy. We needed maps – maps of the train lines, maps of the bus routes, maps of the ferry routes, and maps of the roads. I eventually tracked down a nice compact road map. Being a small city boy of York and Canberra I was used to maps fitting on one A3 size piece of paper – but not Brisbane – you needed to collect about 8 A3 seperate maps in order to piece together the entire area! Where do you start looking first for a house to move into?
We eventually did find a nice townhouse. It was all spacious and sparse as we had yet to have any of our shipping or furniture deliveries. So as I was sat in the corner with nothing but my sketchbook I envisaged a few little local helpers helping me to move in!