HOW TO CELEBRATE WILD KOALA DAY - 3rd May 2020
Founded in 2016, Wild Koala Day returns in 2020 as a program of national community events, made possible through the collaboration of organisations and individuals committed to the conservation of wild koalas, and the education & empowerment of their human neighbours. This year in 2020, however the organisers have had to "think out of the box" with the current Covid19 restrictions in-place, and so some creative ideas have been put together as a way to still celebrate and support wild koalas in Australia.
Toowoomba Koala and Wildlife Rescue are proud to be a part of this event and we have compiled some of our own suggestions as well as those from the World Koala Day Committee below that you can easily do from home to feel like you are participating.
5 WAYS HOW TO CELEBRATE WILD KOALA DAY 2020 FROM HOME
For full list of official Wild Koala Day Activities please visit: http://www.wildkoaladay.com.au/
Happy Wild Koala Day 2020
Thankyou for your ongoing support of Koalas in the Toowoomba Region.
Toowoomba Koala and Wildlife Rescue
HOW TO MAKE AND DECORATE KOALA CUPCAKES
I have decorated these koala cupcakes a few times now to take to different wildlife events or get-together's with other wildlife carers. They are super easy, not expensive to make and very tasty despite having grey icing! They are a lot of fun to make and perfect to make to celebrate Wild Koala Day or any special occasion. Perfect for the kids to decorate themselves also. N.B. The recipe can be easily adjusted to suit food intolerance's by using gluten free or vegan alternatives in the cake, milk, chocolate options etc as you normally would.
MAKE THE CUPCAKES (Option 1 - Easy Version- Packet Cake Mix)
MAKE THE CUPCAKES (OPTION 2 - Make Cakes from Scratch)
VIENNA CREAM ICING (Rich and fluffy and easy to ice and add colour to)
HOW TO DECORATE YOUR KOALA CUPCAKES
We would love to see how your cupcakes turn out to tag us on social media! #toowoombakoalaandwildliferescue @toowoombakoalaandwildliferescue
You can support orphaned, injured and sick koalas during their rescue and rehabilitation HERE
Find out more about Wild Koala Day on 3rd May HERE
Happy Baking & Thank-you for loving our Koalas!
Toowoomba Koala & Wildlife Rescue
We are very grateful to Humane Society International & WWF-Australia for starting the ball rolling to have the Koala listed as Endangered instead of Vulnerable in Queensland, New South Wales and the ACT! We rely heavily on respected organisations such as these to speak for all of our concerns. We are grateful to have worked with both on different koala rehabilitation and education projects in the past. Fingers crossed!
koala trees for the toowoomba reigon
PLANTING A KOALA FEED TREE ON YOUR PROPERTY CAN HELP SUSTAIN WILD KOALAS INTO THE FUTURE IN THE TOOWOOMBA REIGON
We are often asked which are the best tree types for plant for koalas in the Toowoomba Region, so we have compiled their favourites in the image below. Please keep in mind that this list is just for the greater Toowoomba Region. Koala's are super fussy and they like different native varieties of eucalyptus trees depending on which are they live in. Please consult your local conservation group or nursery to check which are the best species for your area outside of the Toowoomba Region, for the best chance of tree survival and koala food source.
THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND: Please be mindful that koala feed trees are large eucalyptus trees and not suitable for planting in small or city yards, under power lines or close to neighboring fences
WHERE TO BUY KOALA TREES: We suggest purchasing Koala Feed Trees for planting as tube stock from your local community nursery, where they grow the trees from local wild collected seed. In the Toowoomba Region, the Crows Nest Community Nursery and Peacehaven Park Botanical Nursery are two excellent options along with other local nurseries.
PLANT KOALA FEED TREES WITH LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS:
Joining an environmental group to plant trees is another wonderful way to ensure a successful koala tree planting project. Please remember to return to water the tree in initial stages and care for it into the future to ensure it's survival.
In Toowoomba Groups that participate in tree planting projects include:
Happy Tree Planting & thank you for caring about our Toowoomba Koalas.
Toowoomba Koala and Wildlife Rescue
Judi Gray - Toowoomba Koala and Wildlife Rescue