Focus on fussy glossies

Suzanne Bloomfield illustrator of Fussy Glossies children's book.

A Black and Glossy Gala on Tuesday 3 November is raising funds to help protect the Glossy Black-Cockatoo.

An iconic and threatened species, the Glossy Black-Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus lathami) is the smallest of the Black-Cockatoos and one of Australia’s rarest cockatoos.

Celebrating this International Day for Biosphere Reserves, the Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation is hosting a Black and Glossy Gala Luncheon to raise awareness and seed funding for conservation of the Glossy Black-Cockatoo.

Set in the stunning View Restaurant at Peppers Noosa Resort, the luncheon will include an amuse bouche and sumptuous two-course menu by chef Matt Golinski with matching wines and three hour beverage package.

Guests will learn about the plight of the Glossy Black-Cockatoo with a presentation from Noosa’s own “Glossy Bob” Carey and young ecowarrior, Spencer Hitchen. Raffle prizes include an eco-adventure experience in the Noosa Biosphere valued at over $1,500 and a beauty and wellness package valued at $500, with more exciting prizes to be announced.

An inspiring wearable art fashion parade curated by Carlie Wacker will feature Sunshine Beach State High School seniors and local designers Teddy McRitchie and Larissa Salton, with exciting prizes for best dressed guests.

All guests will receive a gift bag showcasing local artists and producers, including a copy of the beautiful children’s book, Fussy Glossies illustrated by Suzanne Bloomfield.

The Black and Glossy Gala is hosted by the Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation and IN Noosa Magazine, sponsored by Plastic Free Noosa. Tickets are $150 available at www.facebook.com/noosabiospherereserve.

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