Sunday, May 8, 2011

Cleland Wildlife Park - Working Bee

This weekend it was time for another working bee at Cleland Wildlife Park. Around 100volunteers turned up on a beautiful autumn morning. First we all listened carefully to the safety briefing (including this Welcome Swallow perched above the visitor centre), then split into our work groups. On the way to our site, I noticed these interesting fungi This time, some groups were planting trees, others were weeding and pruning the wombat enclosure or the swamp aviary..... but for everyone there was mulch!! tonnes of it to be shovelled, barrowed and raked. Some piles of mulch even had supervisors!! (Black Swan and Superb Fairywren) This Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat watched carefully, but the Tawny Frogmouth and the Kangaroos hardly noticed what was happening. The Red-browed Finches didn't mind all the activity close to their feeder, and this one even sat still in the sun for me. If you are ever in the Adelaide area, Cleland Wildlife Park shouldn't be missed, it's a great day out for all of the family.


  1. Wonderful "wildlife" photos, Tony. That red-browed finch is something else! And you can never have too many wombat photos. ;-) Wombats are an inside joke from my graduate school days, which are so long ago I can't even remember the joke. I suppose that means the joke is on me ... It looks like you had a wonderful day.


  2. Great to see so many offering time and effort to energise an area! Beautiful series of photos!

  3. Nice pictures. Hope I would have been a part of these pictures. Any ways I will go one day for exploring the nature.

  4. Hello Dude,

    Cleland wildlife park provides a number of opportunities for visitors to actually come and experience native wildlife of South Australia, in particular, and have a close contact experience with things like koalas and kangaroos, and learn a little bit more about the issues that they're facing in the wild. Thanks for sharing it.....

  5. Hi there! Great blog post. Wonderful photos. I like it. Thank you for sharing.