Birds have influenced man’s culture, religious beliefs, & daily life since the earliest of times. “Birds in our Lives” will take a look at a birds’ role in our Environment.
Through this special presentation, we aim to provide an insight into this and other Avian aspects such as the effects European settlement has had on our Birds. While some species have adapted quite well to such settlement, others have not fared so well.
We will also look at an outline of the various local bird groups, their identification, and how to “Bird watch”, a pastime that has proven to be very relaxing.
Last of all, and more importantly for us and our future generations, attracting birds to properties, for often overlooked is the pleasure & soothing aspect of actually having birds as companions in our daily lives.
** All photos courtesy of Amelia Nielsen
About Your Presenter: Cooloola Nature – Kelvin & Amelia Nielsen
Cooloola Nature is a “Not for Profit” Entity operating in the Field of Environmental Education.
Kelvin was a founding member of the Gympie & District Field Naturalist Club in 1968. He assisted in the compilation of the original Australian Bird Atlas & later updates, and compiled the original Gympie City Bird List in association with Gympie & District Field Naturalists.
With his wife Amelia, Kelvin formed Cooloola Nature in 1999 from a lifelong interest in Nature and the Environment, and a desire to use their experience gained with the collation of data for various organisations and private landowners in undertaking Environmental Education activities for youth and the general public.
Kelvin and Amelia have assisted with the establishment of the original Tin Can Bay Foreshore Bird Walk and are dedicated to the promotion of Avi-tourism as a sustainable sector of Eco-tourism.
Cooloola Nature also conduct Fauna Surveys for nature research, Department of Natural Resources, Forestry and National Parks Authorities as well as Landcare groups and rural landholders.
They also provide a range of environmental education including through environmental festivals and rural shows, libraries, field days and their own nature talk series on a local radio station!
Saturday 17th October 2020, 9.00am – 4.00pm.
Where: Gympie & District Landcare Group Conference Room – 5 Groves Rd, Araluen QLD 4570