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09 Feb 2017n07:30PM - 09:00PMnCDEA meeting

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Our next meeting will be held on  Thursday, 9th Feb 2017 at 7:30pm
Mount Ommaney Library Meeting Room, Dandenong Rd Melissa Ashley v2
We have an exciting guest speaker, Dr Melissa Ashley, the author of The Birdman Wife.
Melissa is a fiction writer, poet and academic who teaches creative writing workshops at the University of Queensland. 
She is the author of the historical fiction, The Birdman’s Wife (Affirm Press, 2016), a work of historical fiction about the incredible life of the nineteenth-century illustrator, Elizabeth Gould, the wife of John Gould, the ‘father’ of Australian ornithology. 
Melissa will speak about her research for The Birdman's Wife, give some background about Elizabeth's story, and outline her own experiences learning taxidermy and discovering Elizabeth Gould's diary in the Mitchell Library.


Save the trees from deer damage with knitted tree protectors !

 Feral deer often strip the bark off native trees in urban bushland and also off street trees around Brisbane. 

Jindalee Bushcare Group, which restores large areas of the Mount Ommaney Bushland Reserve, is putting
knitted protectors around trees whose trunks have been partially stripped by feeding deer. This is to
prevent further damage to the trees and to save them from being completely ringbarked which would kill
them. So far, this experiment has been successful!
There are so many affected trees, that the group would  appreciate some help in knitting the protectors.
Get out your yarn left over from knitting winter  and start knitting! Or you can crochet…

  pdf For further information and to download the simple knitting pattern, please click here (847 KB) .