Jenny is a passionate ornithologist involved in regional and local bird monitoring and conservation issues. Jenny is involved in several bird conservation projects, e.g. the National Recovery Project for the threatened Regent Honeyeater in NSW as well as the Canberra Ornithologists Group’s (COG) Woodland Bird Monitoring project. Jenny has an interest in communication and education as a means to promote birds and conservation: she writes a newsletter for the Capertee Valley Regent Honeyeater project; has produced a tourist brochure ‘Pocket Guide – Birds of Canberra’; designed the Mulligan’s Flat Nature Reserve Bird Walk, and coordinated public seminars for COG on woodland birds research and conservation.
At various times Jenny has been President of the Field Naturalists Association of Canberra and Canberra Ornithologists Group. Her portfolio interests in the Conservation Council are biodiversity (woodlands) which encompasses planning. She was active in the East O’Malley campaign, and North Gungahlin planning issues, including the ‘Options Paper’ for controlling cats in new suburbs abutting nature reserves.