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Join us for planting in Jacqueline Court pocket park

On Sunday May 26th we will be planting at the Jacqueline Court pocket park and we would love you to join us! The planting is part of an ongoing collaboration between SBEA and the Borough of Queenscliffe to increase the habitat for a range of wildlife and also create a more enjoyable green space for neighbouring residents. Planting begins at 10.30am. Please bring sturdy shoes and your gardening gloves. Click…

Swan Bay Nature Art Series

NATURE + ART = JOY! SBEA is delighted to present the Swan Bay Nature Art Series, a creative collaboration with some of our inspiring local artists. Drawing on the theme, Immerse-Connect-Create, this series of workshops is designed for those who would enjoy a deep dive into elements of our local ecosystems. Each event begins by collecting inspiration in the field then moving to an indoor location for the creative component….

Swan Bay Nature Art Series Workshop #2

Swan Bay Environment Association has begun an exciting program of Nature Art workshops, each with a focus on a different aspect of our environment. This second workshop Weedy Wonderings will focus on invasive weeds and explore them through weaving and dyeing, led by multi-media artist Michaela McHugh.

Geelong Nature Festival

The Geelong Nature Festival 2023 ‘Our Backyard’ is an exciting, multi-dimensional event, showcasing Geelong’s natural wonders through September and October with nature-based activities, workshops, guest speakers, presentations and displays. Hannah Moloney will be launching the festival on Friday 15th September and following up with a gardening demonstration at the Geelong Botanic Gardens the next morning. Hannah is best known for her work in permaculture and as a presenter on ABC’s…

Borough Coastcarers

Join a lovely group of people who spend a couple of hours together on the first Sunday morning of each month removing invasive woody weeds to enable our indigenous plants and wildlife to thrive. Details of Dates, Places and Times below.

Pocket Park Planting Project

Thank you to the many volunteers who turned up to complete the planting of Downton Crescent Pocket Park on Sunday September 10. The planting from 2022 is looking great and has greatly increased the biodiversity of the park. This project contributes significantly to the Environmental Regeneration Pillar of the Council Climate Emergency Response Plan. Unfortunately, the planting day scheduled for October 1st at Jacqueline Court has had to be postponed…

Notice of AGM 1 April 2022

All Swan Bay Environment Association members welcome You are invited to our Annual General Meeting to be held on Friday 1 April at 7:30 at the Queenscliff Uniting Church at the corner of Hesse Street and Stokes Street. Our guest speaker this year will be Dr Danny Rogers, who will speak about ‘Shorebirds of Swan Bay’.  Danny is one of Australia’s best known shorebird ecologists with an unsurpassed knowledge of…

Our summer newsletter is here

Read all the news in our December 2021 Newsletter. There is information about new Gardens for Wildlife features on the website, open gardens, Geelong’s climate choir, the Bellarine Ramsar site, safe cats for wildlife, the Friends of Edward’s Point 2022 calendar and more. Above is one of the pages from the Friends of Edwards Point 2022 Calendar. The calendars are now available at the St Leonards Newsagents for $25.00. To…

New Gardens for Wildlife pages

We have added two new features to our Gardens for Wildlife pages. Both have been compiled by Sandra Nowland-Foreman, our Gardens for Wildlife Coordinator. Great job, Sandra! The first feature revamps the ‘A Recipe for wildlife-friendly gardens’ page. It now includes a photo for each of the recipe’s eight ingredients, and each links to a story about a gardener who has successfully added that ingredient to their garden.  The second new…