Over the years our members have accumulated some wonderful photos and heart-warming stories about our Catchment. This section of our website is dedicated to telling those stories and sharing the thoughts and experiences of our members.
We hope you enjoy these tales,
which highlight the amazing
diversity of our catchment.
(image courtesy of Ed Frazer)
It looks like a bumper year in Platypus activity in Gold and Moggill Creeks this year. After several years of poor rainfall and little flushing..
When I started on this project of producing a Ladybird Field Guide for the MCCG I thought I might find about 8 species on my..
The Moggill Creek Catchment is not well off for water to supply the district’s wildlife. Apart from the Gold Creek Dam and Gold and Moggill creeks..
In the latest Bush Bites, Tim Spencer shares his recent experience with a Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo. Loving birds is one thing, but photographing them is..
Late one afternoon my grandson arrived at the door with a noisy bundle of feathers. The bird, a Sparrowhawk was found on the road that..
We have three spectacularly coloured birds in the Moggill Creek Catchment that have similarly beautiful colours, but very different lifestyles. They are the Rose-crowned Fruit-Dove,..
In November 2019, Ed Frazer introduced us to a young Platypus family who also call his property home. As breeding season commences in August 2020,..
Lately we are having a Butterfly Bonanza! The seasonal conditions have been perfect for a build-up of butterflies to numbers we haven’t seen in years...
Recently (April 2020), I have been trying to attract the platypus in our part of Gold Creek to come for a feed of crickets and..
With the dry so bad I have been concentrating my wildlife photography to the two large holes of Gold Creek that border our property. Of..
If you’ve been following Ed Frazer’s reports about the platypus families he’s tracking in Gold Creek, you may be interested in these photos of the..
It’s November 2020 and we are pleased to bring you a second installment about Ed Frazer’s platypus family sightings. Well, perhaps not so pleased, because..
We are privileged to live in an area which is so abundant in wildlife. Each morning Ed Frazer checks out the activities of two platypus..
The eerie “whoo-hoo” calls of the Powerful Owl can be heard across the ridges and valleys of our catchment, especially during the evenings and nights..
It’s July 2019 and the recent rains have turned up some ant mounds that are conspicuous in mown lawns in the Moggill Creek Catchment area...
In my last Bush Bites article I shared my love of birds and discussed the diversity of birdlife in Deerhurst Park, an area of parkland which..
Cody Hochen is a Wildlife Conservation Partnerships Officer with Brisbane City Council. Earlier in the year we approached Cody for information about the Richmond birdwing..
I wondered when I wrote this title if “personality” was the correct word for bird behavior or if it just applied to humans, so I..
If you love birds there is always an opportunity to take your passion to a new level! My love of birds appeared within me, infusing..
When we clean up neglected areas which have been over-run with weed species and we replace them with natives, our restoration work should have the..
The long dry spell has mixed blessings for the wildlife on our Brookfield property. The numbers of some species of birds are well down and..
Our native Moreton Bay Fig (Ficus macrophylla) makes a wonderful habitat and is one of the best food resources for a large number of birds, insects..
The steep hill behind our home runs north-south between the valleys of Gold Creek and Savages Roads. There is a continuous run of vegetation from..
MCCG Chairman Jim Pope has shared these photos taken in his garden on 4 July 2018. They show a carpet python (Morelia spilota) devouring an ..
It has been objective of the MCCG to restore the flora in the Moggill Creek Catchment to pre-settlement conditions. In accordance with this, the MCCG..
The most common large native land snail found in the Moggill Creek Catchment is the Fraser’s Banded Land snail (Sphaerospira fraseri). It grows a bit..
In the upper reaches of Moggill Creek and most of Gold Creek there are very few “Water Weeds”, but the same is not true of..
Which wallaby? Some time ago we published a Bush Bites article called “Which Wallaby?” In that article, Ed Frazer shared photos of wallabies he has photographed..
Recently, Ed Frazer was fascinated by some wonderfully colourful insects he frequently encounters on his Brookfield property. It is quite likely that you may also..
We’ve all seen them! They’re quite prevalent in our catchment. They are large, colourful spiders suspended in impressive orb webs which seem to catch the..
Late November 2017 The Brown Honeyeaters are back on the Mistletoe and it looks like the recent rains have encouraged them to breed again. Brown Honeyeater..
FEATHERTAIL GLIDERS ARE THE MOST ATTRACTIVE ANIMALS – warm, energetic, bouncy, enormous eyes, a feather for a tail and able to curl up in the..
In November 2017 I had another encounter with a cane toad, this time with a Cattle Egret. I watched the Egret re-positioning the cane toad..
I went out early on Christmas morning (2017) and got this sequence. It appeared to me that the male Pheasant Coucal turned up, mated with..
In this Bush Bite, we pose some questions to Vicki and Paul Campbell about their observations of Barking Owls and Boobooks and the owls’ breeding..
Two species of Wallaby are common in the Moggill Creek Catchment area. They are the Red-necked Wallaby and the Swamp Wallaby. The Swamp Wallaby is..
Do you ever feel you are being watched? Hanging out in the bush, I often do! Sometimes I look around and see a Swamp Wallaby..
Blowflies are not my favorite photography subject! When one with a bright yellow head and huge compound eyes showed up I took this photo –..
Note: This is a never ending story! The latest instalment is November 2017 but it commences with an article Ed wrote in July 2017. Scroll..
During the past eight years I have been using several trail cameras around our property. This has greatly expanded my appreciation of the wildlife which..
It has been an interesting exercise getting photos of Striated Pardalotes breeding in their tunnel in the embankment on my property during August 2017. ..
It’s the time of year to start thinking about the Moggill Creek Catchment Photo Competition. I thought the standard last year was terrific. There were..
The presence of Fairy-wrens breeding on a property is always an indicator that there is good habitat as they are one of the first groups..
If a picture is worth a thousand words here is the equivalent of 10,000! I’m not knowledgeable about the names of identification of the different..
This article and accompanying photos were kindly provided by Ed Frazer (August 2017), who has lived in the district for 45 years and is well known..
It’s winter as I write this and it won’t be long now before the Dragonflies and Damselflies start appearing. They are a good indicator of..
We have several stick insect species in the Moggill Creek Catchment living on a variety of trees and shrubs. Nearly every winter we get a few..
Last year after I had been in our bush taking photos I found I had a tick just above my ear. Not uncommon for me. I..
Here are a few shots out of a large sequence of photos of a White Ibis eating a cane toad. They were taken in August..
In addition to photographing the birds on my property I have a number of photos of mammals. Some are little known. The Tuan (Brush-tailed Phascogale)..