Monday, March 12, 2012

Redwood Park Open Day

The display before the rain came
Friends of the Escarpment Parks held an open day at Redwood Park on Sat 3 March. TFNC was there with a display. The day started cloudy which gradually turned into heavy showers, but we all had a good time.

Lesley & John set the stand up and were joined by Ben, Jean and Glenda with Angie helping to pack up. Other members who dropped by were Neil & Helen, Joan, Al & Helen, Genevieve & Mary Ann,  & Michael.
Toowoomba Bird Observer, Mick, leading the bird walk
The first walk of the day was for the birds and they had a fairly dry time with enough activity to keep them happy. Birds were definitely very active with Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos flying over the picnic area, Black-faced Monarchs calling from across the creek, and Silvereyes and Thornbills twittering in the bushes close to the display. 

Meanwhile Trish Leehong had turned up with her animals, and she and Jean got into feeding the young puggles while our favourite P4 is now old enough to feed herself.

Puggles feeding time
P4 eating termites

Heavy showers didn't dampen anyone's enthusiasm and the other activities were as popular as the puggles. Dr Don Sands had everybody enthralled on the butterfly walk even though we didn't see one butterfly! 
Rain didn't dampen the enthusiasm
And the rain stopped so that we could all enjoy the bbq.
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