New and Old Friends at my ZOO RUN’s

There are a couple of awesome things about putting on my events.

  1. I get to help the animals
  2. I get to meet the BEST people
  3. I make the most AMAZING friends!

I am happy to report that my good friend Janet Jackson is coming up from Albury NSW to compete in the ZOO RUN @ Sea World!  How amazing is that!  She is coming to visit me twice in one year!

Janet is the amazing author of the Bribie Tales series of children books.  She also wrote a book after following my Beach Clean Ups call Plastic Soup.  She was super nice and dedicated the book to Wildlife Emergency.  (How cool is that!)

Dedication

This book is dedicated to the work

and vision of

Wildlife Emergency

(Bribie Island)

Fundraising for Wildlife Conservation.

She is also being super nice and donating the profits from the sale of Plastic Soup towards our work.  Here is a bit about the book.

Background:

These stories are guaranteed to make you want to visit the mysterious ISLAND of Bribie.IMG_2916 The Bribie Tales stories include the characters of Rocky the Rocket Frog, Scarlet the Greentree Frog, Tila the Turtle, Petulia the Peculiar Pelican and LIly the Frill Neck Lizard. The Combo Crusaders are a group of young people with the care of the environment on their heart. Matilda, Rocco, Rosie-May, DJ and Caris work hand in hand with the Bribie Tales characters to save the environment.

Feedback:

Hi there,yes LOVED IT SO MUCH I CRIED WITH JOY as I read it out loud. We were so very happy and now little Deklin-John has seen it he goes straight to the page with his Poppy and him at the beach and  he kissed that page. Yes my dear lady WE LOVE IT XXXXXX LEI LEI & STEVE

“Having been so pleased with our purchase of a set of your Bribie Island Tales, my wife and I would now like to purchase a further two sets (for two more lots of grandchildren).” WJH

So if you want to buy a book or learn more please go to bribietales.BlogSpot.com or www.matildastory.com

Cant wait to catch up with you again Janet :)  The ZOO RUN @ Sea World is going to be AWESOME!

 

 

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Another ZOO RUN done raising $6700 for Native Breeding programs

I have returned to sunny Queensland.  Don’t get me wrong South Australia, you are beautiful and your amazing wildlife parks and adventures are amazing but boy I don’t like the cold!

I had a fantastic time at the ZOO RUN @ Monarto and a brave 193 runners braved the mud, cold and rain to help us raise $6700+ for the Monarto Zoo Native Breeding Programs.  (We are still waiting for the final total and photos from Monarto and ZOOS SA.)

This is why I and my family put on these events.  I really want to be able to show my kids and grand kids the beautiful Australian Wildlife that we all take for granted.

I also love it when all day people tell me they had a great run and would do it all again in a heart beat!  Awesome news.  I also came home to this lovely email.  Thank you Ms Henry.

Hi Tegan,

   I just want to let you know what an amazing job you did today. I cannot believe you are not even 16 yet and you have organised all this and raised so much money for conservation! You should be so proud of yourself! I told a friend about the run today and about what you have achieved and they summed you up perfectly with this sentence “some people are just great at life”.

The animals are so lucky to have someone like you, and if you are doing all this now at such a young age I can only begin to imagine what amazing things you are going to achieve later on in life and what a difference you will make in the world of conservation, and you are so lucky to have the support of your amazing parents, your mum was so bubbly and friendly!

I was so excited to have a zoo run come to Adelaide and I really hope you come back next year (hopefully its a bit warmer though next year).

Keep it up!

Nora Henry

 

I actually celebrated my 16th birthday in South Australia.  I had a awesome birthday week with amazing animal encounters like Raptor Domain and Seal Bay at Kangaroo IslandSeaLink also gave us a fantastic ride over in the ferry.  When I heard the captain say “Good Morning Thrill Seekers” I knew I would love the trip over and wasn’t disappointed .

I LOVED going to discover all that Cleland Wildlife Park had to offer.  The staff were fantastic and treated us like VIP’s the whole time we were there.  Shelly not only booked in our Wildlife Presentation and private night walk tour, but made sure we were looked after by their fantastic staff.  Nothing was too much trouble.  I LOVED hand feeding the kangaroos, emus, wallabies, potoroos and waterfowl.  The potoroos are my favourite!  So cute!

 

I also fell in love with Olive the python, the blue tongues (who knew there were so many different blue tongues!) the birds ohhh to much to tell you just go and see the wonderful Cleland Wildlife Park just 30 minutes from Adelaide.

You also have to go to Adelaide Zoo to check out the only sloth in Australia.  I stood by her enclosure in the nocturnal house for 20 minutes before she moved!   These amazing parrots.  Lions, Tree Kangaroos, Red Pandas, Squirrel Monkeys,  Giant Pandas….again so much and the encounters are very reasonably priced so you can get up close to the animals.

I had a great holiday with my family and we raised a lot of money to help our Native Wildlife so it was a win win!

Thanks South Australia for letting me put on a ZOO RUN @ Monarto and discovering how cold cold really is!

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Please buy the Entertainment Book through us this year to make big SAVINGS

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entertainment book

With the school holidays approaching, now is the perfect time to buy an Entertainment™ Book or Entertainment™ Digital Membership. All you need to do is choose which Membership suits you? >>

20% of the proceeds from every Entertainment™ Membership we sell will contribute towards our fundraising!

Still only $65 the NEW 2015 | 2016 Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and surrounds Entertainment™ Membership is packed with over $20,000 worth of valuable offers you can use right away, valid up until 1 June 2016!  See what’s inside >>

Wildlife Emergency

PO Box 1277 Bongaree 4507

0407033315

info@wildlifeemergency.com.au

Thank you for your support!

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Drum Roll Please!

bandicoot and teganI am really excited to share with you all the amount that was raised from yesterday’s Zoo Run @ Bribie and the Bribie Gone Wild Wildlife Festival with Queensland Zoo…..The total profit after expenses was $5050!!!

So excited as this means I did reach the target of $4500 and have now officially raised over $100K for wildlife conservation before I finish high school at St. Columban’s College, Caboolture.

Thank you EVERYONE that has helped by coming to my events, purchasing items, volunteering, sponsoring me or my events and just begin there to support me. I couldn’t have done this without you.

Of course, my parents have been great! They never said to me “No, you cant do that” but always – “Wow great idea, lets work out how to make that happen!”

I will admit it does feel very cool to reach my goal after 4 years of hard work.

Kristina and Tegan with snakeI have helped a lot of different charities Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital Twinnies Pelican and Seabird Rescue Queensland Koala Crusaders Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation Proyecto Titi Free the Bears Fund and along the way I have had many different lessons. I have learnt a lot about people, organisations and about our awesome wildlife.

Thank you everyone.

Tegan

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Glossy Black Cockatoo – where are you?

Moreton Bay Map Glossy Black Cockatoo Sightings - Bribie Island

According to the Glossy Black Conservancy’s online sighting tool, there hasn’t been any sightings of the Glossy Black Cockatoo on Bribie Island.

We’re out to prove them wrong! We’re in search of Glossy Blacks, their favourite feed trees and even their chewed-up spat-on food droppings (actually called “orts” which are the little she-oak cones that they have chewed up and got the tiny little seeds out).

Lets hope we find some Glossy Blacks (not yellow tailed black cockatoos) on Bribie!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Entertainment Book

We’re checking out the Entertainment Book to help us fundraise for our dream of a Wildlife Education Centre on Bribie Island.

This makes a great Mother’s Day present – my mum would love one!

Entertainment Book Mothers Day

Our family has one and we could easily make back the $65 price in the first week alone!

If you are interested in buying an Entertainment Book (or the more convenient online version) let Kathy know on 0407 033 315 or let her know on facebook!

 

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Janet Jackson Author of Bribie Tales

Janet Jackson bribie tales

I am so lucky.  I get to meet the best people.  It always amazes me how lovely and supportive people are towards my dream of opening a Wildlife Education Centre on Bribie Island for everyone to enjoy.

I have gotten to know the lovely Janet Jackson through email and facebook.  Janet writes childrens books and our very own Eric the Emu is the star of a few.  Janet fell in love with Bribie Island when she came here on holidays from New South Wales.  Since then she has been writing cool stories for kids to help them fall in love with our wildlife and all their exciting adventures!

I thought Janet lived close by and invited her to come and have a stall at the Bribie Gone Wild Wildlife Festival.  Imagine my surprise when she argeed and told me she lived in Albury NSW!  Wow.

A few weeks later I got a AWESOME email from Janet.  She told me she was SO inspired by my work with my beach clean up’s that she wrote a book called Plastic Soup!

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The book is aimed at pre-teens with an interest in saving the environment. The tale is set on the beautiful island of Bribie, just a stone’s throw from Brisbane Qld, AUSTRALIA. A chance meeting with a loggerhead turtle and a young person swimming in the Pumicestone Passage sparks a crusade to stop plastic harming the ocean around the Island and beyond.

Janet has even put a special dedication in the front of the book to ME!!!!!

I hope you will all purchase a book at the Bribie Gone Wild Wildlife Festival or on line as Janet has now decided to donate the profits from the sale from Plastic Soup to Wildlife Emergency to assist us with making my dream come true.  A Wildlife Education Centre on Bribie Island.

Here is the link to purchase Plastic Soup!

Now how special is Janet!  What a lovely and amazing person.  I am still in shock!  I cant wait to meet her in person and give her a HUGE hug!  She will also be doing a reading on the day of the Wildlife Festival so please make sure you come along and met this very special lady.  I am at a loss at what else to say.  I am just blown away by the support and such generosity from people.

It is when people are SO NICE that I realise I am making a difference.  I can change the world even if it is a little bit at a time.  People do love and appreciate our amazing widlife and marine animals and together we can make a difference.

sea tutrle thank you

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Bribie Potters are Frog Lovers!

I had the BEST morning!  I am getting to know the most amazing and talented people on Bribie Island.  I am also jumbled by the fantastic support and wonderful donations for the Raffles for the ZOO RUN and Bribie Gone Wild Wildlife Festival that groups like the Bribie Potters are donating!

I was so lucky to meet the President of Bribie Potters Ms Carol Smeldley and the lovely Colleen Finn.  I got a tour of the Potters studio at the Bribie Island and got to check out awesome work in progress and some fantastic finished peices.   The Bribie Potters are coming to the Bribie Gone Wild Wildlife Festival to set up a stall to show and sell their amazing works – all do to with Wildlife of course!  We will all be in for a treat!

Bribie Islands Potters donate a frog satute

The Bribie Potters have donated a frog scuplture by Australia’s leading leading wildlife sculptors  Lindsay Muir

Frog Statue

Mr Lindsay Muir is a well known artist and his work is in many Zoos and gift shops.  To learn more about Mr Muir please go to his web page or like him on Facebook.

This sculpture is so beautiful  I am sure the lucky winner will be really happy.  Thank you Bribie Potters!

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April Beach Clean up Done and Recorded.

buckets beach clean up april 2015

Thanks to everyone that showed up this morning to help with the Bribie Gone Wild Beach Clean Up!

Sadly we filled our buckets up quite quickly once again.  It was also great to see that we didnt find many Easter Egg Wrapers from the night before Easter Egg Hunt!  Way to go guys!  We did find some paddle pop sticks though!  Sadly the bunny was left and I couldnt claim a egg.  :)

We did however find a lot of FULL nappies under the jetty YUCK and broken glass on the beach so be careful when you are down there walking or playing.  It was great to note that not as many cigarette butts were collected and no toys or odd bits found today.

 

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Thank you Island Quilters Inc

bribie quilters lovely lady that donated and made the quilt

Well what a wonderful way to start the school holidays.  I got to sit down and meet some amazing talented ladies at the Bribie Island Quilters club at the Art Centre.

I was invited to speak today as they have very kindly donated a fantastic quilt for a raffle prize at the Bribie Gone Wild Wildlife Festival on Saturday the 30th of May.

I think I might have also 50 Jogging Grandmas for the ZOO RUN in the 1km novelty section!  How cool are they!

Not only have they donated a beautiful hand crafted quilt, but after getting me a very yummy morning tea the ladies donated a further $100 to help me put on the events!

quilt raffle

I meet some really nice and interesting people.  So many stories about our very own Eric the Emu, wildlife and I met the amazing photographer Mary Webber who is so knowledgeable about Bribie’s, Birds, Plants and fungi!  Awesome Stuff!  I love our birds and am so excited to hear that Mary writes books as well!

Thank you so much Island Quilters!  I love making new friends that also love our wildlife.

sea tutrle thank you

 

 

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