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2 weeks ago

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7 September is Threatened Species Day.

National Threatened Species Day is commemorated across Australia to raise awareness of plants and animals at risk of extinction.

The day also celebrates the amazing work that is being done to save them by passionate conservationists, researchers, volunteers, and community experts.

Check out the video πŸ‘‡which highlights this important work. #threatenedspeciesday #SavingOurSpecies #K2W #fnpw
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2 weeks ago

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Hey Dad - we think you’re possum! …Oh, we mean awesome!
To all the awesome possum dads out there, Happy Father’s Day!
From the @parks_foundation team πŸ’š
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#fathersday #fnpw #backyardbuddies #possum
πŸ“Έ by Andrew Mercer
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Hey Dad - we think you’re possum! …Oh, we mean awesome!
To all the awesome possum dads out there, Happy Father’s Day!
From the @parks_foundation team πŸ’š
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#fathersday #fnpw #backyardbuddies #possum
πŸ“Έ by Andrew Mercer

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Bob Whittaker Liz Claire Paul Brendan ❀️

3 weeks ago

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Happy National Wattle Day!
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Acacia, known commonly as acacia or wattle, is a genus of shrubs and trees. Wattle is loved and needed by our buddies such as the Wedge-tailed Eagle, Quokka and Orange-bellied Parrot.
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Read more about these special shrubs and the buddies that need them at www.plantatreeforme.org.au/habitats/acacia (link in @parks_foundation bio)
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#wattle #NationalWattleDay #acacia #fnpw #backyardbuddies
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Happy National Wattle Day!
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Acacia, known commonly as acacia or wattle, is a genus of shrubs and trees. Wattle is loved and needed by our buddies such as the Wedge-tailed Eagle, Quokka and Orange-bellied Parrot.
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Read more about these special shrubs and the buddies that need them at https://www.plantatreeforme.org.au/habitats/acacia (link in @parks_foundation bio)
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#wattle #nationalwattleday #acacia #fnpw #backyardbuddies

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Liz Whittaker

🐝 love it too

Is it all so national hayfever day?

3 weeks ago

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Indeed it is. A magnificent Bluetongue visited our yard just today.

Yep!! Cant wait for my babies to come out of hibernation.!

We released three newly hatched lace monitors today 2/9/2020 With it being lizard month hope it's a good omen for them.

Billy Bartram Shantani Davis

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1 month ago

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Spring is just around the corner and for some cicadas it is finally time to emerge from underground, break out of their shell and start singing.

Thanks They Can Talk for this tribute to the cicadas of 2020!

#insectmonth #cicadasbad timing
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Spring is just around the corner and for some cicadas it is finally time to emerge from underground, break out of their shell and start singing. 

Thanks They Can Talk for this tribute to the cicadas of 2020!

#insectmonth #cicadas

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Kumala Moir πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

I have fond memories of Cicadas in Armidale. NSW.when I was a child.Always excited to see the empty shells hanging on the Pine Trees.

Ben Moore lol

There were huge ones in Sydney’s suburbs m.youtube.com/watch?v=7gqcfO9nPbk

2 months ago

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Just no murder hornets please

Can feel Spring in the air! Mickeys and Maggies collecting nesting material is a great sign!

2 months ago

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Today 2 August is National Tree Day
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National Tree Day calls for all Australians to give back to their community by planting trees and shrubs to improve the natural environment, which helps our Backyard Buddies to survive and thrive
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If you are not able to plant a tree yourself, a donation of $10 to @parks_foundation will help plant and maintain one tree to regenerate affected land and create/restore wildlife habitats as part of our Plant A Tree For Me! initiative
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Learn more about Plant A Tree For Me! by clicking the link in bio or by visiting www.plantatreeforme.org.au/
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#NationalTreeDay #PlantATreeForMe #HealingOurLand #fnpw #backyardbuddies
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Today 2 August is National Tree Day
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National Tree Day calls for all Australians to give back to their community by planting trees and shrubs to improve the natural environment, which helps our Backyard Buddies to survive and thrive
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If you are not able to plant a tree yourself, a donation of $10 to @parks_foundation will help plant and maintain one tree to regenerate affected land and create/restore wildlife habitats as part of our Plant A Tree For Me! initiative
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Learn more about Plant A Tree For Me! by clicking the link in bio or by visiting https://www.plantatreeforme.org.au/
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#nationaltreeday #plantatreeforme #healingourland #fnpw #backyardbuddiesImage attachment

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Liz Whittaker

2 months ago

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Wildlife rescue services go above and beyond to help, as this amazing story shows

When the Antic family lost their beloved Alexandrine parrot last week they were devastated.

They contacted every vet and animal organisation they could think of, including Sydney Wildlife (Sydney Metropolitan Wildlife Services), hoping that someone had seen Georgie.

Five days after recording Georgie’s disappearance, Sydney Wildlife got a call from St Ives Vet Surgery about beautiful green parrot that has just been found.

Vesna Antic couldn’t believe her eyes when she saw the video and photos taken by St Ives Veterinary Surgery - Georgie had travelled 35 kilometres! Watch the video to hear Georgie telling the vets his name

The first thing Georgie did when he got home was have some cuddles and a bath (see pictures in comments).

#wildliferescuemonth #wildlifeheroes
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That is amazing he has been found and returned! Wonderful for the family.

So glad he is safe and back home only if he could tell you what happened

Georgie ur a very lucky much loved bird πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒπŸ’šπŸ’™β€

What a great result!

Definitely their bird

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2 months ago

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Today's Wildlife Rescue Month story proves there's no such thing as too many Tawny Frogmouths.

Victoria's Bush Babies Wildlife Shelter took SIX Tawny Frogmouths into care over the course of a few very hot days in January.

Each of the six were found in different locations by good hearted members of the public. The birds were all found on the ground showing signs of exhaustion - the intense heat was too much for them.

Leanne from Bush Babies said that "within hours of them meeting in the shelter aviary, they were snuggled up together."

"We adore caring for these amazing birds, they all have unique personalities and are so gentle."

So why is there only five tawnies featured in this photo? Leanne says that one absolutely refused to have his picture taken!

Read more wildlife rescue stories on the Wildlife Heroes website: wildlifeheroes.org.au/stories/

#wildliferescuemonth #wildlifeheroes #tawnyfrogmouths
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Todays Wildlife Rescue Month story proves theres no such thing as too many Tawny Frogmouths.

Victorias Bush Babies Wildlife Shelter took SIX Tawny Frogmouths into care over the course of a few very hot days in January.

Each of the six were found in different locations by good hearted members of the public. The birds were all found on the ground showing signs of exhaustion - the intense heat was too much for them.

Leanne from Bush Babies said that within hours of them meeting in the shelter aviary, they were snuggled up together.

We adore caring for these amazing birds, they all have unique personalities and are so gentle.

So why is there only five tawnies featured in this photo? Leanne says that one absolutely refused to have his picture taken!

Read more wildlife rescue stories on the Wildlife Heroes website: https://wildlifeheroes.org.au/stories/

#wildliferescuemonth #wildlifeheroes #tawnyfrogmouths

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We taised one, that fell oit of a tree in oir yard. Got it back to the mother when it started flying. Named it Oscar, after the kid's show character. Answered to his name for years!!.

Claire Brinkmann

Fantastic!! love Tawny's, absolutely one of my fav's

We had a big jacaranda tree in our back yard in a former house we had. Every year they (the owls) would build their nest in it. They make terrible nest and as a result some fall out. We had one fall out but because the tree was so big we were unable to put the baby owl back but there were some nice people in the area that looked after wild life. They took the baby owl and when the owl is old enough they bring it back to area where it fell and I’m told they eventually end up with their family because they stay in the area. They are fascinating.

Just amazing, they are bonding so quickly with eachother. Amazing babies πŸ€—πŸ˜„πŸ˜†πŸ˜š

That's adorable. Special special birds...they should be part of our national icon series.....

Oh those remarkable eyes. Love all owls!!πŸŒ»πŸ’›πŸ¦‰

We are building nest boxes and would like to build one for these gorgeous birds. What dimensions do they need?

A pair in my local park... Mostly in the same tree, same branch every day

One of my favorite birds! Love their expressions!

I love this photo! The front row are a riot ❀️❀️

Never too many. Such cool birds.

Love these birds, so much expression πŸ₯³

LOVE tawnies!! My favourite birds- along with the clowns of the cocky world- sulphurs!! Xxxx

Used to get Tawny’s when we had the house at Molendinar.😁

I love the expressions on their faces πŸ˜„

They are so very beautiful

Just love their facial expressions I can imagine what number six was like πŸ’•

The only Parliament I really like. So beautiful.

Top two don't look too pleased either!

Oh I love Owls πŸ¦‰

Amazing expressions! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

They look little know allsπŸ₯°πŸ€ πŸ€ 

Sue Pollock they are gorgeous thank you for sending them. X

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