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Look up – you never know what you’ll see

My daughter and I were walking our dogs through our wonderful Artarmon Reserve when she looked up and noticed a chair in a tree.

We have since discovered it is the work of Ed Shimada, a local Lane Cove artist who aims to give new life to unwanted household items and transform them into useful articles again. We wondered how a chair in a tree could be useful. The chair in our reserve serves as a double nest box with two chambers.

Our local habitat restoration officer from council Liz Powell tells us there is a similar nest box in a tree in West Chatswood, where one side faces north and is suitable for evening sleepers like parrots and the south facing side is suitable for the night owls that want to sleep during the day. As for our Artarmon chair, we are yet to see what will move into this box.

If you are curious to see an interesting sight, you will see it in the Artarmon Reserve, next to the corner of Burra and Elizabeth streets.

by Jane Brighton

Courtesy of Gazette May 2013
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Chair in tree
Artarmon chair ... waiting
Photo: JBrighton





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