We live in a world where everything can be photo-shopped to impossible perfection. The Sum of Us exhibition is our chance to look beyond mere aesthetics and explore the rich stories behind objects that could so easily be overlooked. Nine local collections have each chosen an item that best depicts the exhibition theme, quirky domestic. Each of these unpolished gems has a story connecting us to something more and something real. Take a moment to cheer on these delightfully off-centre objects as they step quietly out of the wings to take centre stage.
The Holbrook Landcare Self-Drive Eco Tour showcases a number of sites, easily visible from the road, that demonstrate how Landcare is addressing problems like salinity, erosion, declining water quality and loss of bio diversity.
There are four loops to choose from, all beginning in Holbrook. A brochure detailing all the sites can be picked up from the Holbrook Visitor Information Centre or Landcare Office. Each site is numbered on the map. This corresponds to signage locating each site. Some sites are 'drive-by' only and some are close to a parking bay so you can stop and read the site information.
There are a large number of birdwatching sites in Greater Hume Shire. Some of these have been identified by the Riverina and South West Slopes Bird Route Project, which focuses on protecting and promoting remnant native woodland vegetation conducive to bird watching activities, bird watching sites and good visitor access. Bird watching sites have been identified in the "Bird trails of the Riverina and South West Slopes of NSW" booklet.
There are many birds which inhabit these sites including Noisy Friar Bird, Dusky Woodswallow, Australian Hobby, Grey Crowned Babbler, Weebill, Thornbill, Swift Parrot, King Parrot, Gang Gang Cockatoo, Speckled Warbler, Honeyeater, Rufous Whistler, Brown Treecreeper, Sacred Kingfisher, Peaceful Dove, Rufous Songlark, Pardalotes, Crested Shrike-tit, Golden Whistler, Flame Robin, Rainbow Bee-eater, Zebra Finch, White-browed Woodswallor, Australian Pipit, Tawny Frogmouth, Bush Stone Curlew and Varied Sittella.
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