One hundred people joined Costa from Gardening Australia and giant Cockatoos to plant 300 shrubs and grasses for the Middleton Grange Bushcare’s Major Day Out!

“Over the years these new plants will provide valuable understorey habitat and resources for local wildlife – like birds and insects” says Margot Law, project officer at the National Parks Association of NSW.

“Tree planting days create a sense of community pride and ownership of public parks and it was wonderful to see so many families helping out.”

“We are going to harness this community momentum to start a new monthly volunteer bushcare group for Middleton Grange residents at Cessna Reserve – which is a beautiful remnant for the rare and endangered Cumberland Plain Woodland ecosystem.”

“We are working with Liverpool City Council for our new project ‘Bringing Back the Buzz to the Cumberland Plain Woodland’, which has funding from the NSW Environmental Trust to start new bushcare groups in South Western Sydney to help restore this precious ecosystem and its insect pollinators.”

“There are also plenty of opportunities for you to support the Cumberland Plain Woodland and its pollinators in your own backyard! Whether it be by planting native flowers, reducing your pesticide use or building a bee hotel with your kids.”

If you are interested in finding out more about the new ‘Bringing Back the Buzz’ project or joining a new bushcare group please get in contact with Margot Law (margotl@npansw.org.au or 02 9299 0000).