This month thanks to my Pouch Army and Pouch Posties, I sent 35 pouches to Koala Hospital Port Macquarie. When I send pouches I really hope that they are ok and good enough to help some animals. I LOVE to hear from people when they get them. Today they shared my page on their facebook page and wrote this really nice message. It made me happy.
BUT- yesterday I got this pack in the mail. I never expect to get anything from people- just a thank you is enough. This was a great surprise. They have "adopted" a koala in my name to say thank you. I am so happy that my pouches can help some koala's in their care.
Thank you Koala Hospital Port Macquarie for helping our koala's and thank you for this pack.
You can help them by donating to them. You can "adopt" your very own koala that they care for. Its only $35 or if you want a certificate and this little pack sent to you- its $50.
Please help them if you can- they look after so many koala's.
DONATE TO THEM HERE
As it gets colder I think wildlife people need warm, fleecy pouches for their rescue babies. I don't have much material to make wamr pouches with. I have lots of cotton ones but would love some material to make warm pouches with. If you have any old fleecy blankets or baby blankets that you don't want anymore- I would LOVE them!
OR- if you can make me some warm pouches it would be great.
We have done a new flier- please share this flier. You can drop linen or pouches to us in Diamond Creek or Thomastown Victoria.
This week mum put out a post on a couple of local community pages looking for people to donate pre-paid satchels for me to send pouches to rescue groups in. These satchels cost us $13.80 and I wanted to send them to as many places as I could but we just don't have the money to do it. We couldn't believe that some people out there actually wanted to help. I decided to call these people my Pouch Posties! Anyone who donates a satchel (or two or three xx) will be added to my pouch army page in the Pouch Postie bit. If you are a business, I will also tag you in my facebook post to thank you.
You can contact us if you want to donate some satchels- you can send them to me, drop them off to me in Diamond Creek Vic, or you can put the money in our account and we will buy them for you. I will send receipts to anyone that sends money for them.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND MONEY THROUGH MY ONLINE DONATION PAGE.
SATCHELS- I can get between 30-40 pouches in a satchel. It depends on the material of them. If I send flannel ones there will be less of them.
My first Pouch Postie is Sandra Chapman- a local lady that dropped off two satchels. These satchels were sent to:
Bohollow Wildlife Shelter in Numurkah VIC. We met Deb last month when we delivered linen to her. She now has a beautiful koala by the name of Earl in her care. We hope that some of the 35 pouches we sent, make Earl's recovery better.
Pine Rives Koala Care Assoc in Strathpine Queensland. My first delivery of pouches to Queensland, I am excited to be able to help the koala's in Queensland. They are the ones that need our help the most. 35 pouches went to this group.
My second Pouch Postie is Samantha Arnold from Healing Heart Mind and Soul in Diamond Creek. Samantha was very kind and donated two satchels.
One satchel with 35 pouches went to Cedar Creek Wombat Rescue Association in Cessnock, NSW.
One satchel with 35 pouches went to Mudgeroo Emu Farm in Falls Creek, NSW.
I am sure that these pouches will help lots of animals in their recovery.
Thank you, again to all my Pouch Army and Pouch Posties- without you, I could not do all of this for our wildlife.
I am very happy to tell everyone that I have made a donation to Koala Hospital Port Macquarie.
Last week I "adopted" 6 of their koala's that are in their care. I am so happy to be able to help them and I thank everyone that has donated money to me so that I can do this.
Oxley Kaylee is a mum. Her joey is Oxley Twinkles.
I donated $220.00. I hope it helps them.
If you want to donate to my fundraiser- I am half way to my goal. You can donate HERE
If you want to read about Koala Hospital Port Macquarie or donate to them- you can HERE.
What does the donation money go towards?
Adoption helps with the rescue and treatment of sick and injured koalas and release back to their home range where possible; also the preservation and expansion of habitat, collection of information for research relating to habitat, disease, nutrition and habits of wild koalas and to provide educational material, to increase public awareness of all aspects of the koala.
$220 donated to Koala Hospital Port Macquarie- 12/5/2017
My kinder teachers from Diamond Hills Preschool, invited me back to talk to two kinder groups. They saw me in the newspaper.
I talked about how koala's are a vulnerable species. There's not many of them left in the wild. What they can do to help our environment (pick up their rubbish so it does not go into the storm water drains to our rivers/oceans, recycle, not cut down trees, say NO to plastic bags at the shops and use recycled things.) I said that they need to call Wildlife Victoria if they see a sick or injured animal or hit one in the car. How they can ask their parents to drive slower when they see wildlife signs- especially at night and in the morning. I talked about what koala's eat and where they live. I talked about my fundraising and my Linen 4 Wildlife. I showed them pouches for wildlife.
The first time I went they kept asking about what food koalas ate so mum and I bought some koala food trees to show at my second talk. The second time I went when I asked "are there any questions?" four kids said I love Libby. They were so cute. I got a big cuddle from a little girl when she was leaving to go home.
Hopefully they listened to my message and will think more about wildlife and what they can do to help. Thank you to my teachers (Bron, Annmaree and Kim) for having me come back to my kinder and talk to the kids.
Today I attended my first wildlife panel discussion. When we arrived we saw Andrew from wildlife rescuers. It was good to see him. Zaylee from Wildlife Victoria "interviewed" Andrew and Julie about their wildlife experiences. They spoke about lots of things to do with wildlife rescuing. Their stories were amazing.
Zaylee from Wildlife Victoria was excited to hear about what I do. She was proud of me. Mum got some stickers from Wildlife Victoria that I can hand out to the kinder kids I am talking to on Tuesday. They have Wildlife Victoria's phone number on them. They will be great to put on the car so that if you hit an animal or see an animal on the side of the road- you know who to call! I will ask all the kids to get their parents to put them on their cars.
Some of the things I learnt were...
They talked about road signs and driving safely around area's you know there are wildlife. Mum and i have talked about this many times! We have koala and wombat road signs on mum's car. We talked about a road in our suburb that has many kangaroos killed on it. Mum asked about how to get road signs put up. They are done by your local council. You need to contact them- they will ask for statists of deaths. You can contact Wildlife Victoria and they will give them to you for your area if you want. Mum and I are going to email our council and try and get Kangaroo wildlife signs put up on a local BUSY road where we see lots of kangaroos near by and often dead ones on the side of the road. Once we know statistics (coming from Wildlife Vic) mum will write a letter to council. We will post this letter and ask everyone who drives this road to please send the letter to council too. Hopefully we can get warning signs up to save the kangaroos in the paddocks around our home.
At the end of the session they asked- what is the most important thing you want people to walk away with today? They said "ALWAYS call Wildlife Victoria if you see an animal on the side of the road or somewhere. Even though the animal may look like its ok- they DO NOT MIND being called out to a healthy animal. Most animals that are sitting near the edge of the road and ALL animals that have been hit by a car- NEED HELP! They put up a very good front to not let other animals think that they are vulnerable so always best to call.
Do you want a Wildlife Phone number reminder sticker for your car?
Contact us through my page. Send your name and address and we will post one out to you FREE of charge.
Today mum and I went to the You Yangs just outside of Melbourne. We went to do a koala conservation tour with the Koala Clancy Foundation & Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours.
We went to remove a weed called boneseed weed because koalas don't like it. It was easy to take out. There were small ones and some were as big as me but they were easy to pull out. After we went out for a walk to find wild koalas. the first koala we found was called Pat and she was Clancy's mother. Pat was sitting up high in a tree and then we drove up to a car park and then we walked really far to Clancy. When we saw Clancy he was looking at use when we took photos and then just before we were about to leave he crossed his arms. When we were coming back someone found Anzac who is Clancy's father but we didn't get to see him. There were thousands of mozzies too. I got lots of bites but it was worth it to help koalas.
Some of the things I learned were...
Today I did a speech at school assembly talking about Wild Koala day and telling my school about koalas. I was wearing my fluffy koala ears. I spoke in front of more than 800 students, staff and parents. I was nervous but I enjoyed it. My Principal and mum came up and said next time speak a little slower and take a breath. My friends said good job.
NOTE- I rushed a little and forgot a very important WORD-
"The AKF thinks there are as little as 43 THOUSAND wild koalas left" NOT 43!
My name is Libby and I am 13 years old. I am a Koala Crusader- raising money and awareness for our VULNERABLE koala's and spreading messages about our wildlife that we are lucky enough to live WITH. These are stories written by ME!