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Butterfly Working Bee @ Woodfordia - the last weekend of every month
Join the Butterfly Project for a day of nature bathing, on the last Sat afternoon (sometimes) & Sunday 8am to 1pm of each month (sometimes with an earlybird session). The times vary from working bee to working bee and will be posted closer to the dates they are held Learn how to increase the number of butterflies and other small creatures in your local places and (even very small) places as we work on weeding and maintaining Butterfly plantings at Woodfordia. Come for as short or as long as you like. Forthcoming working bees for 2018: Please add them to your calendar now for the last Sunday of the Month: 23/24 March, 28/29 April, 26/27 May, 23/24 June, 28/29 July, 25/26 August, 29/30 September, 27/28 November + Christmas Party Also The Planting: Fri 4th - Sun 6th May - Look out for Butterfly (and other invertebrates) planting projects & other activities. Coming for Saturday night? Bring dinner, snacks to share and own drinks, and your musical instruments, singing voice, conversation, dancing feet, poems and .... camping gear Working Bee times: choose as many or as few times as you'd like to do Depending on month by month circumstances of your hosts, mostly these are scheduled for: Saturdays: 3.00 - 5.00pm (if available) Sundays: 6.30 - 8am (for early birds if advised), 8.00am for 8.30 - 10am, 10.30 - 12.00pm. The actual working bee times will be posted for each occasion. Sausage sizzle lunch provided free Why have Butterfly Working Bees at Woodfordia? They support the Butterfly Department's role at the Woodford Folk Festival (27 Dec - 1 Jan each year) and The Planting (Labor Day long weekend). The working bees are a voluntary activity. The Butterfly Department is also a voluntary activity. For more information about the role of the Butterfly Department, please ask me. Meet at: Festival Hall*, Woodfordia, Woodrow Rd, Stanmore RSVP essential to Helen to get the gate code to enter the site. Getting in: Gate at Woodfordia Office building - 3rd Festival driveway on Woodrow Rd. The gate code is only available on RSVP What is the butterfly project? for a description visit: Activities include: -- developing new projects to enhance the site to promote community education about butterflies and other invertebrates -- checking, watering and weeding the butterfly plantings around the amenities blocks -- checking, watering and weeding the Butterfly/Welcome Walk -- checking and watering the Four-barred Swordtail and Richmond Birdwing plantings. -- checking, weeding and planting in the Butterfly Wetland -- maintaining the native bee wall constructed at The Planting 2015 What you need: Saturday night: Camping equipment, and items below Saturday & Sunday Working bees: gardening equipment, morning tea and snacks to share, lunch and dinner, repellent for the bitey invertebrates if you don't want to give them a meal, hat, closed in shoes, gum boots, shade if available. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Yours in promoting the small creatures of the world and their habitats, Helen Schwencke Earthling Enterprises P/L : Connecting people with nature, especially invertebrates: butterflies, bees, and others and their ecological relationships PO Box 5167, West End, QLD 4101 E: [masked] I: Facebook: Australian Stingless Bees ( + other native bees ( and Bring Back Our Butterflies (& Other Invertebrates) (


87 Woodrow Road · Woodford

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For people with an interest in getting outdoors, doing land care to help promote butterflies and invertebrates on the site of the Woodford Folk Festival (1 hr northwest of Brisbane). An opportunity to learn about the trees planted on site and help maintain this beautiful property. Also a chance to get to know other folkies with a love for Woodfordia, play music, sing songs and make new friends.

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