Barn Swallow Site Opening 2006

Despite the inclement weather more than 500 people gathered at Mount Moreland to offically open the Lake Victoria Barn Swallow Viewing Site on 12 November 2006
The site was opened by Mount MOreland Conservancy chairperson Hilary Vickers and vice chairperson Angie Wilken.Barn Swallow Site opening 2006

Brett and Melanie Wilkinson had the honor of unvailing the new indemnity sign. Offical christening pic on right , Sally Harris, Roy Cowgill and Angie Wilken. The day also marked the first visit of the swallows for the year and more than a million Barn Swallows graced the occasion. Founder Conservancy member Ted Vickers has been keeping a log of the Barn Swallows since 1992.

From as far back as the 1970’s the Barn Swallows have been recognized and noted for the mass evening displays at Mount Moreland but it was through local residents and the formation of the Lake Victoria Conservancy that the Barn Swallows were drawn into the spotlight.

In the 1990’s the Mount Moreland Conservancy began an annual event called ‘The return of the swallows’ and over many years of trial and error this event became more recognized and supported.

Founder member and chairperson of the Mount Moreland Conservancy Angie Wilken had a vision to develop a formal Barn Swallow viewing site at Mount Moreland. A plan was designed and formulated and presented to Tongaat Hulett, the land owners of the Lake Victoria wetland.

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