Join us and Friends of Mason Park Wetland for a free webinar on Monday 18 October for Bird Week!
Four guest speakers will present on different topics
- Teresa Russell, co-founder of Friends of Mason Park Wetland will give a brief colonial history of the wetland and a short introduction about the Friends of Mason Park Wetland community group, its goals and planned activities this spring and summer. (10 minutes)
- Dr Swapan Paul, Wetland Ecologist at Sydney Olympic Park Authority, will provide an overview of the SOPA wetland restoration and management he’s undertaken that has brought the Waterbird Refuge to life for birds and humans to enjoy. (20 minutes)
- Gerry Duane, bird enthusiast and co-founder of the Friends of Mason Park Wetland, has been birdwatching at Mason Park for over 36 years. He will talk about the population, behaviour and variety of birds that he’s seen at MPW over the years, including the intercontinental migratory shorebirds that used to come – and hopefully will return once the wetland has been restored. (20 minutes)
- Volunteer and shorebird artist, Alison Ellis, will talk about what lies beneath. She has been leading a small group of volunteers who have been sampling the benthic layer (top layer of mud in the wetland) for the last 12 months and will explain the importance of this citizen science work for the birds. (10 minutes)
Questions submitted on the chat function will be answered by each speaker as a part of their allotted time.