Fun for the whole family at Bushcare’s Family Day Out

How much family fun, under the Redland sun, can you handle?

Hopefully a lot, because there will be tonnes of fun for the whole clan at Bushcare’s annual free family fun day at Redlands IndigiScapes Centre on Sunday, 10 September, 10am to 2pm.

Come and meet Calypto, a very friendly Glossy-Black cockatoo and learn about Redlands’ unique position as one of south-east Queensland’s best breeding areas for this threatened species.

Redland City Acting Mayor Wendy Boglary said that Council’s Bushcare program undertook a community planting of the Glossy Black-cockatoo’s natural habitat – including their sole source of food, the she oak tree – annually with this year’s event scheduled for 23 September at Redland Bay.

“Our Glossy Black-cockatoo planting is indicative of the wonderful work our local Bushcare volunteers do throughout the year and this fun day is a great way for Redland families to learn more about our special environment and how they can play a part in protecting and nurturing it for future generations.”

Councillor for Division 7 Murray Elliott said that Bushcare’s Family Day Out recognised the important work of local Bushcare groups in the community.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity to acknowledge the enormous contribution our many Bushcare volunteers make to the Redlands’ ecosystem, as they have done for more than two decades,” Cr Elliott said.

The Bushcare family fun day will also include weed weaving, bush tucker and environmental displays, bird walks, children’s nature activities, prizes and live music.

Diane Tarte – who helped establish her local Bushcare group in 2011 and is now Convenor of the Upper Weinam Creek Bushcare team – said she was fortunate to be the convenor of an enthusiastic group of people committed to the care of our wonderful local bushland.

“All of our Bushcare volunteers are passionate about our environment and how we can help restore and maintain its beauty and diversity and enhance it for future Redlanders.

“Bushcare’s Family Day Out is an important way of engaging with the wider Redland community about the work we do. Many new Bushcare members have joined through Bushcare events and we hope that will be the case again this year.

“Enjoying our great outdoors, building life-long friendships, getting some exercise and making a difference to our beautiful environment are four great reasons to join a Bushcare group.”

If you want to enjoy a fun-filled, family day out, completely free of charge, while learning about the Redlands’ unique environment and how you can help protect it, then come to Bushcare’s Family Day Out.

RSVP to the event on IndigiScapes Facebook page.