Plant help for cockatoos
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of Ms Salter’s For the Love of a Carnaby Cockatoo.
Bronwyn Salter has created a children’s book to help teach the next generation about the needs of the endangered Carnaby’s Black Cockatoos.