Road trip for legless lizards

about  Scottsdale Reserve  
on 08 Dec 2015 
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The Striped Legless Lizard (Delma impar) has garnered quite a bit of attention recently due to a Bush Heritage project to translocate and reintroduce numbers to Scottsdale Reserve, NSW in an effort to rescue the nationally threatened reptile from two development sites in northern Canberra.

The Delmar and of course Bush Heritage, were recently invited by South Sydney Rotary and the Sydney Chamber of Commerce to be special guests at the Green Square Christmas Event in order to raise funds to support the work that we do.

This opportunity was a wonderful way for our new Sydney based Philanthropy Executive Matthew Taylor, to get up close and personal with the Delma and work with our Healthy Landscape Manager South East NSW & ACT, Peter Saunders.  

Bush Heritage prides itself on working collaboratively to engage, inspire and empower people to participate in our work and this evening enabled us to team up with our wonderful Sydney based Volunteers Matt Dahlberg, Mark Anscombe, Ben and Sam Limpenny-Fawcett and Sarah Fitzherbert, a photographer who graced us with some beautiful images.

The legless lizards stole the show and saw huge interest from the local community who were keen to hear about our work in New South Wales and in the ACT as well as the diversity of reserves and projects from across the nation.

A highlight for all on the night was the chance to win the beautiful Christmas hamper kindly donated by the generous people at BOXT. We can't thank them enough for their kindness and support and the winner was overwhelmed by their good fortune.

It was a terrific night and Bush Heritage were thankful for the opportunity to talk about our conservation work and we look forward to many more opportunities for our Sydney-based volunteers to participate in closer to home.

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