A call for volunteers has gone out to help with the design and construction for the display on the gabion walls along the entrance to the Village Centre.
We are very pleased to have The UNEC involvement, and their proposal that the bogong moth should be the symbol for this year's installation. This is particularly important as the bogong moth, once plentiful around Canberra, is now listed as endangered.
Workshops to create bogong moths
We are starting to develop designs for constructing bogong moths, so that we can install them along the gabion walls leading to the Village Centre. And I am looking for volunteers to help with both the designs and their creation. As in past years, we will have workshops so that people can work together to create them. The workshops will run from 10 am to 12 noon on the following proposed dates:
Tuesday 3 May
Thursday 5 May
Tuesday 10 May
Thursday 12 May
Tuesday 17 May
Thursday 19 May
They will be in the Terrace Room at the Arboretum, except for 5 May which will be in the Green Room. It would be very helpful if you can let Jan Morgan know (via [email protected]) if you can come to one or more of these days, and which day(s).
More bogong moths
Of course, you are welcome to create bogong moths to attach to your scarves, just like some of you did last year with the butterflies. The shape of the bogong moth is slightly different from that of a butterfly as moths tend to be stockier and have furry bodies, while butterflies are smooth and lean. However, approximations are fine! And UNEC don't mind what colours we use to make them, though they suggest that we avoid the Torres Strait Island flag colours as the moths are not found there. So we are looking for the suggestion of moths, not biological perfection! But if you want to check them out, Wikipedia has some good photos.
Morning tea – Thursday 2 June, 10 am, Terrace Room
We will again have a morning tea for our volunteers, when you can bring your completed scarves, and/or keep knitting, as well as catching up with friends or making new ones. RSVPs requested nearer the time.