During the 2016 Cocky Count, in April, a flock of almost 5,000 birds was found concentrated amongst the Pinjar pines, where previously the count had been less than 2,000.
It was NOT a good sign to find 46% of the population in one roost area in the pine plantation. Instead, it confirmed the importance of the Gnangara Pine Plantations as a food source for a greater number birds, as their alternative resources diminish. Yet, these food sources are scheduled to be cleared by 2030.
Hey Dude, Who Moved My Gumnuts?
A compelling story of Black Cockatoos, their food, habitat, and community actions to support their long term survival. An essential read for children and parents who care about the future of Western Australia’s iconic wildlife.
With wonderful photographs and true stories of campaigns to protect our ancient forests, sales of this book (in print) help support the #FeedSeedFund for the rescue, rehabilitation of black cockatoos in the South West of WA.
With questions at the end, and links to appropriate websites, Hey Dude! Who Moved My Gumnuts? is ideal for anyone with a reading age of 10 and over, equivalent to grade 7.
About the Author
Lesley Dewar writes bright and breezy adventure stories at Stories My Nana Tells, with WOW moments to entrance and surprise her readers. Stories for children who are between seven and twelve years of age and every story has something which will have your child turn to you and say “Wow, I didn’t know that!”
A passionate storyteller and skilled researcher, Lesley teases out extraordinary facts to make things of ordinary life become an inspiration and wonder. Lesley also campaigns for wildlife protection, particularly our Australian wildlife.
Lesley is adventurous if nothing else. She has been bungy jumping in New Zealand; taken helicopter flights across icy mountains and rocky deserts; went white water rafting in Bali and swimming with dolphins in Hawaii – Her quirky ideas make Stories My Nana Tells very engaging for the whole family.
Read more about Lesley here.