The Sunshine Coast branch and the Friends of Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens joined forces to present a day of fun and information at the Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens on 15 September 2018.
An array of incredibly interesting speakers covered information ranging from Bob Luttrell on managing native bee hives (with a demonstration) to bats and the role they play in pollination. Dr Les Hall made a fascinating presentation with astounding photography and images from an electron microscope to show the many intriguing features of bats. The one that stood out was the bat with a tongue 1.5 times the length of its body.
After lunch, with her usual polish and enthusiasm, Joan Dillon inspired gardeners to develop a garden for wildlife garden and Ken Cross entertained us about birds and “birders”. Be aware that the Aussie Backyard Bird Count is on again 22-28 October 2018. See the website http://www.birdsinbackyards.net
Report by Spencer Shaw from the Sunshine Coast branch