Plant help for cock­a­toos

Fremantle Gazette - - NEWS - Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son

HELP­ING the en­dan­gered Carn­aby’s Black Cock­a­too is as sim­ple as plant­ing a few new na­tives into lo­cal gar­dens, ac­cord­ing to Hil­ton res­i­dent Bron­wyn Sal­ter.

Ms Sal­ter’s pledge to help the threat­ened species came dur­ing a con­ver­sa­tion with her next door neigh­bour when their voices were drowned out by the screeches of the birds over­head.

So she set about do­ing the sim­ple things that she could, plant­ing al­mond trees in her back­yard for the birds to feed off and cre­at­ing a chil­dren’s book to help teach the next gen­er­a­tion about the needs of the species.

“I love wildlife and wanted to help in some way,” she said.

“I think it is im­por­tant to try and help wildlife that is threat­ened, it can be so sim­ple, par­tic­u­larly if a lot of peo­ple do it.

“Hil­ton has the Cape Li­lac Tree which the Carn­aby Cock­a­too will feed from and I be­lieve that if the com­mu­nity of Fre­man­tle could plant a food source for th­ese en­dan­gered birds it is an op­por­tu­nity for us to as­sist their sur­vival in the wild.”

Email broni@west­net.com.au for a copy of Ms Sal­ter’s For the Love of a Carn­aby Cock­a­too.

Www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d474394

Bron­wyn Sal­ter has cre­ated a chil­dren’s book to help teach the next gen­er­a­tion about the needs of the en­dan­gered Carn­aby’s Black Cock­a­toos.

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