From Greenland to Scottsdale

Published 15 Jun 2017 
about  Scottsdale Reserve  
Malu at home in Nuuk, Greenland's capital<br/> Malu at home in Nuuk, Greenland's capital
Greenland Size Comparison<br/> 1/3 the size of Australia but a total population of 57000 people Greenland Size Comparison
1/3 the size of Australia but a total population of 57000 people
Eryngium ovinum 'Blue Devils'<br/>  Images thanks to Phil Palmer Eryngium ovinum 'Blue Devils'
Images thanks to Phil Palmer
Helping with the Nursery Rebuild<br/>  Images thanks to Phil Palmer Helping with the Nursery Rebuild
Images thanks to Phil Palmer
Seed sorting (Blue Devils)<br/>  Images thanks to Phil Palmer Seed sorting (Blue Devils)
Images thanks to Phil Palmer
Working in the Scottsdale Nursery<br/>  Images thanks to Phil Palmer Working in the Scottsdale Nursery
Images thanks to Phil Palmer
Tree Guard Removal and Sorting<br/> Images thanks to Phil Palmer Tree Guard Removal and Sorting
Images thanks to Phil Palmer

Malu first became aware of the work of Bush Heritage through Kalinda Palmer – Scottsdale Reserve Manager Phil Palmer's daughter, who was in Greenland last year with Youth4Arctic to document the effects of climate change in that region.

With average summer temperatures in Greenland sitting around 10 degrees, the Scottsdale winter was an easy adjustment for Malu who was able to turn her hand to an array of activities during her placement, including weed management, seed sorting, plant watering, general maintenance and helping construct the new Scottsdale plant nursery.

We asked Malu what her favourite experience was on Scottsdale and she replied "Seeing the wombats! I also enjoyed getting to see the kangaroos and the little platypus swimming in the river and getting the opportunity to meet so many different Australians who volunteer on Scottsdale."

Scottsdale Reserve offers volunteer placements every day and is a terrific opportunity for students who are looking to immerse themselves in land management and gain valuable conservation skills and experience.

If you'd like to arrange a volunteer experience on Scottsdale Reserve just like Malu's, please register your interest at the volunteer page on our website.

Greenland Size Comparison<br/> 1/3 the size of Australia but a total population of 57000 people Greenland Size Comparison
1/3 the size of Australia but a total population of 57000 people
Eryngium ovinum 'Blue Devils'<br/>  Images thanks to Phil Palmer Eryngium ovinum 'Blue Devils'
Images thanks to Phil Palmer
Helping with the Nursery Rebuild<br/>  Images thanks to Phil Palmer Helping with the Nursery Rebuild
Images thanks to Phil Palmer
Seed sorting (Blue Devils)<br/>  Images thanks to Phil Palmer Seed sorting (Blue Devils)
Images thanks to Phil Palmer
Working in the Scottsdale Nursery<br/>  Images thanks to Phil Palmer Working in the Scottsdale Nursery
Images thanks to Phil Palmer
Tree Guard Removal and Sorting<br/> Images thanks to Phil Palmer Tree Guard Removal and Sorting
Images thanks to Phil Palmer