This year’s planting site will be located around a very special vegetation area found along our coastline – a littoral rainforest, also known as beach scrub
This vegetation type is endangered nationally and it is home to many special plants and animals. One of these is a flowering vine called Pandorea Pandorana.
Commonly known as Wonga Wonga vine, this species is native to eastern Australia and is important in supporting biodiversity in its native habitat. The flowers on the vine attract pollinators like bees, birds and butterflies, helping the plants reproduction
Additionally, the dense foliage provides shelter and nesting sites for animals. Wonga wonga vine also holds cultural significance for indigenous communities.
In Aboriginal folklore, the vine is associated with the Wonga pigeon, a bird species that feeds on nectar and fruits. The birds distinctive call resembles its name, giving the vine its common name ‘Wonga wonga.’
Join us at Lions Park, Emu Park from 9am where we’ll be planting native seedlings with the help of the community.
Sunday 30th July 2023
Lions Park, Patterson Street, Emu Park
Don’t forget to Slip, Slop, Slap, wear covered footwear, bring a spade along and that good ol` Aussie Spirit! Sausage sizzle and light refreshments will be supplied.
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