A HUGE thank you to the 24 volunteers who came and helped out at Clean Up Australia Day, at 14W on Sunday. It was great to see some new faces and to have some keen, skilful kids around who were especially talented at reaching rubbish in hard to get to places.
By Carole Poustie At first, I don’t see them and am upon them almost before I’m too close and it’s too late. I’ve been walking along the waterline, the tide on its way in, scanning the area around the high tide mark where they usually frequent, camera in hand and my bichon poodle, Milly, in tow. It’s a photographer’s dream …
Jackie Scully has been a committee member of Ocean Grove Coastcare since day one. Below she captures her reflection of the last 10 years.
Connection was what I was looking for when I moved to Ocean Grove a little over ten years ago. I was 25, fresh out of an environmental science degree and lured to the coast for lifestyle and love. I was ready to get my hands dirty, learn more about the coastal environment and meet like-minded people.
Over the last couple of weeks, some birds, such Spotted Dove, Little Raven and Australian Magpie, have been observed carrying nesting material, while a pair of Masked Lapwings were seen being ‘intimate’ together on a roof in Arcturus Rd. The pair of resident Black Swans at Begola Wetlands have built their nest in dense vegetation on the island and seem to be currently incubating eggs. Keep an eye out for cygnets in maybe a couple of weeks time!