Help our Red-tails

Fence off existing stands of Stringybark and Buloke and scattered paddock trees on your property, to protect from stock damage and to allow for natural regeneration.

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Incentives for nests

Incentive payments are again being offered to landholders and members of the public for the discovery of new nests sites as part of the Red-tail Nest Incentive Scheme.

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Join the count

Although we can’t guarantee you’ll see a Red-tail on the day, we’re sure you’ll enjoy a fun day out in the bush searching for our colourful cockatoos.

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Karak to visit the Edenhope show!


Ever wanted to meet the famous Commonwealth Games icon, Karak? Well, here’s your chance at this year's 150th Edenhope Show.

 


This Saturday 17th November 2012, Karak the famous South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo will be wandering around the Edenhope show to promote what can be done to save his species. Project Coordinator, Bronwyn Perryman of Birdlife Australia, will accompany Karak on his travels and take part in the Junior Landcare display, giving people the opportunity to ask questions about the recovery project and what can be done to help protect this iconic endangered species.

People visiting Karak and the Junior Landcare display will also have the chance to grow their own stringybark tree for the cockatoos. Over the last month, The Kowree Farm Tree Group, Birdlife Australia and the Junior Landcare Group have been working with Edenhope College to collect stringybark seed to be planted as part of the Junior Landcare Display. Gloria Freeman’s Grade 5/6 class recently visited a Powers Creek property to collect seed, which has been dried and stored ready for the show. Stringybark seeds planted as part of the display will then be grown and planted back on the property next year as part of a small scale restoration project.

While visiting the display you might also like to take the time to see the art displays by local school children and take part in the art activities hosted by Bindy Lees, Adele Booth and Gloria Freeman.

For more information please contact Rachel Farren on 03 5585 1133 or by emailing kftglandcare@gmail.com, or Bronwyn Perryman on 1800 262 062 or by emailing redtail@birdlife.org.au. For those interested in finding more about what’s on at the Edenhope Show please follow the link http://edenhopehistory.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/edenhope-show-2012-2/

We hope to see you there!

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