With Anna Woods FAIBS secretary
Two chilly mornings in the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary (AIBS) area made an invigorating start for Friends of AIBS (FAIBS) volunteers helping out at recent June planting days near Middle Beach and Thompson Beach.
After weeks of COVID-19 isolation, volunteers enjoyed being out in the field again and contributing to habitat restoration.
On June 9, FAIBS participants joined with Friends of Middle Beach to plant around 600 native seedlings in a plot beside the road to Middle Beach.
This vegetation will contribute to a bird friendly corridor in the area.
On June 21, volunteers braved some challenging weather to help with more plantings at the northern end of Thompson Beach.
This input to environmental care provides an activity focus for the group while the migratory birds are breeding in the northern hemisphere tundra.
In spring, these birds will return to feed and fatten up on our local shores after their incredible annual round trip of some 20,000 kms.
The planting events were organised by Adelaide Plains Council Coastal Conservation Officer, Warrick Barnes. FAIBS sincerely thanks him and those hardy volunteers who came to help and simultaneously maintain the mandatory healthy social distance!
FAIBS hope, to continue these habitat restoration activities through winter, and event information can be found on their facebook page www.facebook.com/faibssa/