Gar­den expo a chance to meet com­mu­nity

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - LIFE | COMMUNITY - WILVOS NEWS DONNA BREN­NAN

THE Sun­shine Coast Coun­cil’s Liv­ing Back­yard area is one of my favourite spots at the Nam­bour Gar­den Expo.

So many in­spir­ing ex­hibitors who re­ally care about the en­vi­ron­ment and its in­hab­i­tants.

It is al­ways a time to catch up with WILVOS sup­port­ers who re­late their sto­ries of an­i­mal res­cues.

One lady had pho­tos of an in­jured bird she had rung up about some months ago, and th­ese were fol­lowed by more pho­tos of the lovely kook­aburra once it had re­gained its strength and was re­turned to its fam­ily.

Chil­dren are al­ways ex­cited to hear that a WILVOS com­mu­nity aware­ness of­fi­cer could come and talk to their class about wildlife.

This is a free ser­vice and a won­der­ful op­por­tu­nity to ed­u­cate our young­sters about re­spon­si­ble pet own­er­ship.

The knowl­edge about our Aus­tralian na­tive an­i­mals has ex­panded and of­ten the chil­dren seem to know more than their par­ents.

Another lovely gen­tle­man was telling me about his wife who had re­cently passed away.

She was a sup­porter of WILVOS and al­ways came to visit our com­mu­nity aware­ness stalls.

PHOTO: CON­TRIBUTED

LET’S TALK: WILVOS stall at the expo.

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