South East seed collection workshop to help Red-tail Black-Cockatoo

To support our revegetation efforts for the endangered Red-tail Black-Cockatoo we’re looking to grow our team of local seed collectors in the South East. Volunteers play a vital role collecting for the seed bank and we regularly hold seed collection workshops to train essential skills.

In this full day workshop our Seedbank Manager, Rohan Cleeves, will cover the basics of collecting, drying and processing a range of different types of seed, show which tools to use, where to collect, provide tips to stay safe, explain appropriate permits and outline basic plant identification.

This is the first Trees For Life workshop held in the South East for many years and is a great opportunity to find out more about what’s involved in collecting native seed and the Communities helping Cockies project.

The workshop will be held at the Wirreanda Bunkhouse, Naracoorte Caves National Park on Sunday 7 April, and is free.

For more information, or to register, phone us on 08 8406 0500 or email info@treesforlife.org.au. Bookings essential as numbers are limited.

The Communities helping Cockies project is supported by the South East Natural Resources Management Board, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program and is delivered in partnership with Trees For Life, BirdLife Australia and Zoos SA.

Red-tail Black-Cockatoo photo: Geoffrey Dabb