I had a great day today for National Tree Day. I went to the Gold Coast Botanic Gardens where Friends Of The Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens had community tree planting for National Tree Day. I planted some rare plants. It was great to participate with the community planting plants and trees. It was also great to see some trees there that were over 100 years old!! I was happy to see that they were preserved. I also met some fantastic people today. I met a girl named Sam who is also passionate about the environment just like me. I also met Kate Heffernan who is a member of Friends of the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens. The three of us had a great chat about environmental issues and conservation. Sam told me how friends and her have spoke to 20 Senators at Parliament house. Their group specialises in stopping mining and dumping in The Great Barrier Reef. Kate talked to me about some of the plants in the garden. She was involved in organising the tree planting day and had done an excellent job. I found Sam and Kate very inspiring and they made me feel like I wasn't the only one that cared about the environment. I also loved the walk around the gardens. I especially enjoyed the wetland section. A great thing about this garden is it has plants that attract Richmond Birdwing Butterflies and Black Cockatoos. To visit their website click on the link http://www.friendsgcrbg.org.au.
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Hi everybody, National Tree Day will be on Sunday 27th July 2014. But Schools Tree Day will be on Friday 25th July 2014. For more info vist http://treeday.planetark.org/schools/index.cfm. It is very important to plant trees because they give the world oxygen and are the lungs of the earth. Trees are also very important for animals as they give them homes. It takes 100 years for a tree to form a hollow for animals to live in but this could be destroyed in seconds by careless loggers. Remember its best to plant trees that are native to your area! If you do this it will help native birds and animals. Here are some great Australian native trees to plant.
1. Grevillia - Grevillias produce beautiful flowers. The flowers are different colours depending on what species you get. Grevillias attract Lorikeets, Honey Eaters and much more.
2. She Oak - The She Oak is also called the Casuarina. They will attract Black Cockatoos who like to feed on the She Oak cones.
3. Gum Tree - Gum trees will attract Koalas and more.
On Friday for Schools Tree Day I will be helping my science teacher plant some Richmond Birdwing Butterfly Vines at my school. This is so important because the Richmond Birdwing butterfly is endangered. They are endangered because there is a vine called the Dutchman's pipe that looks just like the good vine that I will plant but it is poisonous! So when the caterpillers hatch and eat the Dutchman's pipe vine they will die! The female Richmond Birdwing Butterfly is not as colourful as the male.
I hope you participate in National Tree Day. Please let me know and comment on what you do for National Tree Day. I would love to hear stories about people planting trees!
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