MIKEY THE POWERFUL OWLET HAS PRESENTED TO OVER 1600 PEOPLE INCLUDING EVENTS AT THE HISTORIC CUSTOMS HOUSE AT CIRCULAR QUAY AND MAIDEN THEATRE AT THE ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS IN SYDNEY.
'Mikey the Powerful Owlet' nominated for the Nature Conservation Council of NSW 'Marie Byles Award' at the annual Environment Awards on 20 October 2018. Images courtesy NCC.
Donating 50+ Mikey books to finalists of the NSW & ACT Threatened Species Children's Art Competition attending the presentation ceremony at Glebe Town Hall on Threatened Species Day Friday 7 September 2018. Images courtesy TSCAC.
Presenting to Epping Rotary Club on Monday 13 August 2018. With thanks to Vocational Director Sharyn, President Bruce and club members for their support of Mikey's second book and Sydney Wildlife. Images courtesy of B Gardiner.
Donating 20+ Mikey books to graduates of Sydney Wildlife's Rescue & Care Course on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 August 2018. Image courtesy of D Fleet.
Presenting at Beecroft Public School's special Silver Assemblies on Wednesday 27 June 2018 to over 800 students, plus staff and parents. A special thanks to Principal Mrs Tanya Rose and Stage 1P teacher Mrs Judith Pretorius for coordinating the event, as well as all the entries in the Threatened Species Children’s Art Competition. Image courtesy of Tanya Rose BPS.
BirdLife Australia's Powerful Owl Project "Urban Powerful Owls - Current knowledge and future action" at the Maiden Theatre, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney on Friday 6 June 2018. Image courtesy of B Gardiner.
Greater Sydney Local Land Services "Regional Landcare Bushcare Forum 2018" on City Living - Stories of Urban Wildlife at Customs House Circular Quay Sydney on Friday 18 May 2018. Image courtesy of GSLLS.
Letter from the Lord Mayor of Sydney - Clover Moore congratulating Mikey on his book and commending him on his interest in Powerful Owls on Monday 14 May 2018.
Entertaining and educating the community about Powerful Owls through song and dance at Beecroft Village event on Sunday 6 May 2018.
Presenting a copy of "Mikey the Powerful Owlet & Friends: Saving Byles Creek Valley & Beyond" and "Mikey's Hollow" 18-track music CD by Michael Bianchino to David Shoebridge NSW Greens MLC in the valley on Friday 13 April 2018.
Supporting Save Sydney Coalition launch with RIPA near the Tree of Knowledge Parliament House on Thursday 12 April 2018.
BirdLife Australia's Powerful Owl Project forum at Lane Cove, Sydney on Saturday 7 April 2018 - presenting to another full house thanks to Dr Beth Mott, Project Officer!
Friends of Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment Forum on Monday 26 February 2018 - presenting to a full house!
Supporting Hornsby Shire Council's improved tree protection at Gordon Library on Sunday 25 February 2018.
LAUNCH AND EVENTS 2017
Supporting TEC/EDO 'Trees in Sydney North: New Clearing Laws' at Cheltenham Recreation Club on Thursday 30 November 2017.
Launch Night Wednesday 29 November 2017 - guest speakers from left to right: Dr Beth Mott - BirdLife Australia Powerful Owl Project Officer; Georgia Cameron - author; Graham Ross VMM - Australian Gardening legend; Michael Bianchino - photographer; Dr Mehreen Faruqui Greens MLC; Deb Fleet- Sydney Wildlife carer; and MC James Stanton-Cooke - Co-founder BeardsOn for Conservation.
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Michael Bianchino and Georgia Cameron with window display in community pod at Beecroft Place on Tuesday 21 November 2017 - with thanks to Wayne, Lisa, Ali, Tracy and the Beecroft Place Team!
Michael Bianchino and Georgia Cameron presenting book to Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC on Friday 10 November 2017.
Michael Bianchino and Georgia Cameron presenting book to Dr Beth Mott, BirdLife Australia Powerful Owl Project Officer on Friday 17 November 2017.
Delivering Mikey the Powerful Owlet's portrait by Joel Moore (Mulga the Artist) to the Art Gallery of NSW for entry in the 2017 Archibald Prize on Tuesday 4 July 2017.
Michael Bianchino and Georgia Cameron presenting to Epping North Public School on Tuesday 6 June 2017.
A peaceful protest by Mikey the Powerful Owlet, Gabby the Gang-gang Cockatoo and friends to save Byles Creek Valley outside Hornsby Shire Council on Wednesday 8 March 2017.
Supporting "The Rally in the Valley" to save the home of Mikey the Powerful Owlet in Byles Creek Valley in Sunday 26 February 2017.
LAUNCH AND EVENTS 2016
MIKEY WAS JUST SETTLING INTO HIS TEMPORARY HOLLOW IN THE WINDOW OF THE CHILDREN’S BOOKSHOP AT BEECROFT ON THE NIGHT OF WEDNESDAY 14 DECEMBER 2016 WHEN HE WAS WOKEN TO MUCH COMMOTION!
A flock of people flew through the doors toward the champagne and nibbles tables before heading upstairs. It was a pretty wild event with music from “Steph and Eye” including the first live performance of his new single “Mikey’s Hollow” and a welcome from Paul Macdonald of The Children’s Bookshop before MC Lesley Snelgrove introduced speakers Anne McLeod the author of “The Summit of her Ambition: The spirited life of Marie Byles; Trish Brown on behalf of The Byles Creek Valley Union; Georgia Cameron my alter-ego and biographer; Michael Bianchino my personal paparazzo; Dr Mehreen Faruqi NSW Greens MLC; and keynote speaker Mr Graham Ross VMM radio and TV gardening legend.
Sounded like a real hoot with $5 from each book sold donated to BirdLife Australia’s Powerful Owl Project and proceeds from the lovely Powerful Owl merchandise and raffle of his framed poster to Byles Creek Valley Union.
Mikey's been practising his claw-writing if you’d like to buy an autographed copy of his biography.
(Thanks to Michael, Ron and Sue et al for photos)
Michael Bianchino and Steph Miller (the Byles Creek Valley songbird) debut unplugged acoustic performance of "Mikey's Hollow"
Paul Macdonald host and owner of The Children's Bookshop Beecroft and MC Lesley Snelgrove Secretary of the Beecroft Cheltenham Civic Trust
Anne McLeod author of The Summit of her Ambition: the spirited life of Marie Byles
Trish Brown President of the Byles Creek Valley Union Inc (Publisher)
Georgia Cameron author and Mikey's alter-ego
Michael Bianchino co-author and Mikey's paparazzo
Dr Mehreen Faruqi NSW Greens MLC
Mr Graham Ross VMM
Mikey the Powerful Owlet with Gabby the Gang-gang Cockatoo and friends supporting Save Manly Dam outside Premier Mike Baird's Office in Manly on World Wildlife Day Thursday 3 March 2016.