Cold mornings and the pandemic haven’t stopped MCCG member Ed Frazer from getting out to monitor platypus populations in Gold Creek! Ed has..
On the evening of Thursday 30th July, MCCG held its first Public Meeting of 2020 in Brookfield Hall. Prof. Jennifer Firn from QUT..
Councillor Greg Adermann, the new Councilor for Pullenvale Ward, attended a meeting of the MCCG Management Committee held on Thursday 23rd July at..
TRY SOMETHING NEW! BECOME A PLATYPUS WATCHER ! How about joining a specialised group of volunteers for our annual MCCG Platypus Survey? No special..
Australian birds of prey such as owls and raptors can be killed by internal bleeding when they eat rodents who have ingested rat..
MCCG members have an advantage when it comes to planting out their properties. We provide free plants for our members, mostly grown at..
For instance: switch from shower gel to bars of soap. Use leaf tea instead of tea bags …. It’s that simple! We can..
In fact, birds of different species engage in mutual “mobbing” behaviour, usually to ward off predators. In his latest issue of Feather Fascination, ..
Test your skills each month with Jim Butler’s Wildlife Identification Quiz! You’ll find Know Your Wildlife towards the back of every month’s The Local Bulletin. We will..
That’s the best way to describe our latest newsletter for Winter 2020! This issue has something to please everyone! It’s loaded with photos..
With the support of Cody Hochen, Wildlife Conservation Partnerships Program Officer at Brisbane City Council, a group of MCCG members set up a..
A group of MCCG members has been busy creating micro-bat tubes, nine of which were installed in the McKay Brook vicinity near Kenmore..
Frogs are disappearing. Declines in frog numbers have been reported around the world and Brisbane is no exception. Would you like a frog..
In response to the Corona Virus lockdowns and to celebrate World Enviornment Day on 5 June, over 30 organisations have collaborated to create..
On Sunday 31st May, our section held the first working bee after the relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions (see photos below). We were limited..
A week or so ago a brush-turkey pecked at a couple of my (extremely hot) habanero peppers that were in a pot in..
If so, or even if you’re just curious, we can point you in the direction of a great reference website! MCCG member Tina..
Back in March there was a huge influx of moths milling around the Commonwealth Bank building at Kenmore. MCCG member and honorary fellow..
Following the relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions some of our bushcare groups are re-commencing on-ground activities. Group numbers will be limited to 10 people..
Listen up! For the next month or so you are quite likely to hear the call of an adult Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua)..
Have you been noticing all the butterflies lately? You’re not alone! ABC News describes an “explosion” and “breeding frenzy” of butterflies and moths..
Although the nursery is closed due to the current restrictions, if MCCG members would like some free local native plants they are invited..
Photographing butterflies is not easy. In his latest Bush Bites article, Ed Frazer shares some tips about nabbing that perfect shot of an..
Looking for something to fill in time while you’re indoors? Head to the Brisbane City Council website and put your local knowledge to..
We have a wonderful Bush Bites article from Ed Frazer to entertain you whilst you’re social distancing. Ed shares more of his trademark..
Remember the “Where’s Wally” pictures from back in the eighties? Well, Ed Frazer has his own take on the the theme! Thank you..
There is a lot to learn about mistletoe! For instance, it is a parastic plant, known as a hemiparasite. It hosts mainly on..
Need some good news and inspiration amidst all this uncertainty and sadness? Here are some uplifting words and suggestions from Birdlife Australia’s CEO,..
The recent social distancing rules necessarily imposed upon us don’t necessarily mean we can no longer connect with nature. Our Chairman, Jim Pope,..
We, as a nation and community, are facing the greatest challenge of our times. In the interests of the safety of our members..
If you love music and birdlife, check out this short You-Tube video! It has some lovely footage which has been set to a..
The Queensland Government has announced plans for legislation to phase out certain plastic products. In the first stage of the phase-out, plastic straws,..
It is likely that we are facing an extended period of home isolation, which will be challenging for all of us. I suggest..
The MCCG website has recently moved to a new platform. We are hoping the migration is seamless and that you do not notice..
We all know that birds love trees. But in fact they need a lot more than trees in order to secure adequate food, shelter..
ALERT: Papaya ringspot virus poses a serious threat to Queensland’s $25 million papaya (or pawpaw, or papaw) industry, which is located mostly in..
Please be aware the Section 11 working bee scheduled for Saturday 1st February has been put back a week to Saturday 8 February. The group will..
The Huntington/Tuckett bushcare has changed the date of their next working bee. It will be put back by a week to Sunday 1st March,..
Although the rain has fallen it will take resilience and time to recover from our catastrophic Summer break. There are many lessons to..
“The harvest we have sown is today emerging from the smoke haze.” These words are taken from Jim Butler’s first issue of Feather Fascination for 2020...