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Backyard Buddies - FREE Presentations

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by Elaine (subscribe)
Impromptu adventuring, exploring our backyard and then putting pen to paper, hoping to entice you to try one, if not all, of our escapades, is my true reward!
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Who is who in the zoo
Backyard Buddies, FREE presentations, Martin Fingland, Geckoes Wildlife, Sunshine Coast libraries, flying foxes, owls, snakes, local creatures, Coolum Library, Maroochydore Library, Nambour Library, Caloundra Library, Beerwah Library, Grandparents Day Care Day
Fascinating local creatures | Image: www.library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au


Oh my gosh, there are certain creatures to be found in ones' backyard, if one is fortunate enough to live in Queensland, that I would regard as a backyard 'buddy', but in heaps of instances, I tend to do the 'ninja shiver' when coming face to face with a local creepy crawly.

This is why the Sunshine Coast Council have our best interests at heart and are introducing us to our Backyard Buddies with free presentations of what's what and who's who, in the zoo. And also no doubt, to protect the poor defenceless creatures that erroneously get in the way of a garden shovel or get mistaken for that African Cobra, that really does only reside in Africa, people - so it's really a win-win for all concerned.

Backyard Buddies, FREE presentations, Martin Fingland, Geckoes Wildlife, Sunshine Coast libraries, flying foxes, owls, snakes, local creatures, Coolum Library, Maroochydore Library, Nambour Library, Caloundra Library, Beerwah Library, Grandparents Day Care Day
Not sure if these cute little guys will be covered! Image: RosalinaSoto Pixabay CC0 Creative Commons


If you have ever shown more than idle curiosity regarding the buddies you might have in your backyard and are seriously keen to find out whether these backyard buddies are really in fact a local or an introduced species i.e. those invasive little geckoes, that play havoc with everything from air-conditioning units to leaving mine dumps every which way, then the FREE Backyard Buddies presentations are definitely the way to go.

Join Martin Fingland from Geckoes Wildlife for these FREE presentations, being held at various libraries across the region during the month of June and discover the secret life of flying foxes and other native animals that depend on the flying foxes for survival.

Backyard Buddies, FREE presentations, Martin Fingland, Geckoes Wildlife, Sunshine Coast libraries, flying foxes, owls, snakes, local creatures, Coolum Library, Maroochydore Library, Nambour Library, Caloundra Library, Beerwah Library, Grandparents Day Care Day
Isn't this owl stunning? Image: Geckoes Wildlife Pty Ltd FB


Get up close and personal with three local species of flying fox and get to meet owls, snakes 'ninja shiver' here, and other animals that have a direct relationship with them;

Learn how flying foxes enhance the environment by pollinating and spreading the seeds of important trees; and

Discover more about our fascinating local creatures and what to do if you come into contact with them.

Backyard Buddies, FREE presentations, Martin Fingland, Geckoes Wildlife, Sunshine Coast libraries, flying foxes, owls, snakes, local creatures, Coolum Library, Maroochydore Library, Nambour Library, Caloundra Library, Beerwah Library, Grandparents Day Care Day
A backyard buddy we had in our Brisbane garden


Tuesday 5 June | Coolum Library | 5.00pm to 6.30pm - Oops, we have missed this one;

Tuesday 12 June | Maroochydore Library | 10.30am to 12.00noon - click here to register online for Maroochydore;

Wednesday 13 June | Nambour Library | 10.00am to 11.30am - click here to register online for Nambour;

Saturday 23 June | Caloundra Library | 10.00am to 11.30am - click here to register online for Caloundra;

Saturday 30 June | Beerwah Library | 10.00 to 11.30am - click here to register online for Beerwah

Backyard Buddies, FREE presentations, Martin Fingland, Geckoes Wildlife, Sunshine Coast libraries, flying foxes, owls, snakes, local creatures, Coolum Library, Maroochydore Library, Nambour Library, Caloundra Library, Beerwah Library, Grandparents Day Care Day
My favourite pair of Tawny Frogmouths that loved this tree in our garden


Bookings are absolutely essential for these free presentations. To register online please click the relevant links above for each library and follow the prompts. The Backyard Buddies presentations are suitable for children too. That means, if Backyard Buddies falls on a 'Grandparents Day Care Day', we can take the littlies with us.
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Why? To learn important 'stuff' about who's who in your backyard
When: 5 June to 30 June 2018
Phone: Sunshine Coast Libraries (07) 5475-8989
Where: Sunshine Coast, QLD
Cost: FREE | Registrations are essential
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Nice article Elaine.
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