St Mary’s School students were treated to “Library Lovers’ Day” at the Corowa Library last Wednesday as part of the library’s Valentine’s Day celebration.
Local resident and passionate Landcare member, Sally Hughes presented her first published work called “Chris’s Quest” to the students.
The children enjoyed the story, which Sally told with painted illustrations from the book.
The book is an educational children’s book about a renowned bird ecologist, Chris Tzaros, soon to be a Wangaratta resident.
In primary school Chris discovered a beautiful dead parrot in the playground.
When he learned that the parrot was an endangered Swift Parrot, the event sparked his lifelong career as a bird ecologist.
Chris held a Bird Photography workshop for local school students in September 2016, which Sally attended with Corowa Landcare.
Sally was inspired by Chris’s story and his passion for helping endangered bird species through educating others.
Sally asked Chris if she could tell his story and he agreed.
She hopes the book will interest children and adults and help people to consider the importance of habitat for Australian native animals.
The book is available at the Corowa Library and Gyles Newsagency.