I am passing on the very sad news that Jonette has passed away.
Jonette had been a COG member since 1991 and for many years was very active, as longer standing members will remember. She was a very keen bird observer and participated in many outings, including those I’ve led, still relatively recently
on the bus trips Jenny Bounds and I organised over the years.
She also helped Jenny with the Mulligans Flat woodland surveys. One of my favourite recollections is when, together with Julie McGuiness, we found a Regent Honeyeater there in the late 1990s, I believe the last one ever found on the reserve.
A less pleasant occasion we shared was losing our homes in the January 2003 bushfires. My most recent contact was when she contributed some important observations I could include in the summary of the record 2020-2021 Eastern Koel fledgling
I am sure that many members will remember Jonette very fondly and will join with me in passing our sincerest condolences to John and her family.
There will be a small, private funeral service for family and intimate friends. If you are interested in attending, I can forward the details to you.