Sunday, May 27, 2012
May 27. Day 148. Bush baby
Today green groups in the Highgate Hill area near my home led a tour through a local bush regeneration project. I'd considered it and rejected it on the grounds of laziness.
But even a lazy girl can now do her environmental bit -I took the recycling out, a simple act but one which was in itself unthinkable when I was growing up.
I was still in the PJs when I was spied by neighbour Rob who was on his way to the tour and convinced me to tag along. He even gave me time to change.
I'm glad I did (that goes both for taking the tour and getting dressed first).
What I found was confirmation of both what a strong local community we have and how active the interest is in both preserving and enhancing the local vegetation. It's about every body doing his or her little bit.
I was particularly impressed by the young people traipsing through the bush on a Sunday morning learning everything from the plants that encourage butterflies to how to bring native bees into your garden. I love this photo taken along the walk of the littlest member of the group attracting a bit of well deserved attention. Just too cute and far more photogenic than my other "green" photo option today. Next up I get to help apply the environmentalist's 3Rs - reduce, reuse and recycle - to the latest school project. Today's task is making a polar bear head for drama. That's enough to make me really want to go bush.