native wildlife need friends

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friends gather

native wildlife aides

at all times

Our City of Bayside has a number of environmental Friends groups. I belong to the Friends of native Wildlife. We are a voluntary group who promote the conservation of native fauna in the City of Bayside. We study and survey native wildlife and their needs. We undertake regular practical community activities such a micro bat detecting and monthly frog identification evenings, daytime community bird and insect observation walks, holding specialist information evenings, school visits and meeting scout and girl guide groups, often working with such groups at local parks and heathlands. A significant role involves data collection and observation activities from which we advise Bayside Council and other organisations such as The University of Melbourne, the Australian Bat Society and South East Water. One important participatory function we provide for local residents is to offer installation of bat habitat boxes in their yards and then support their observation through regular endoscope examinations of the boxes.

We maintain a WEB site  http://www.bayfonw.org.au/  and Facebook site https://www.facebook.com/Bayside-Friends-of-Native-Wildlife-137252919670864/ as well as a regular email newsletter. These communications keep interested residents aware of and focussed on the Fauna issues relating to the City of Bayside.

This is my response to the 52 week photo challenge  (NATIVE) , find out more at https://daffodilwild.wordpress.com/photo-challenge/