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...
The DNA evidence is overwhelming! It testifies that songbirds of the northern hemisphere are descendants of birds which lived in Australia 45 million years ago. And the little Leaden..
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..
Our 2019 AGM was held on Thursday 28 November. The new committee was elected in and we were all captivated by Dr Melinda..
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..
We are privileged to live in an area which is so abundant in wildlife. Each morning Ed Frazer checks out the activities of..
DON’T MISS OUT! The Brisbane Wild West Calendar for 2020 is now available! These calendars are produced each year jointly by: THECA (The Hut..
We now have an Instagram account, thanks to the inspiration and enthusiasm of our very own Bec Bain! ..
There is a mighty bird in our catchment which uses “Stealth mode” to hunt its prey. The male of the species hunts for..
The MCCG Annual General Meeting will be held at the Brookfield Showground Hall on Thursday 28th November, starting at 7.30pm. Our guest speaker..
CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU TO ALL 2019 ENTRANTS! Here’s some fun facts about this year’s competition: Did you know that this competition has..
DON’T MISS OUT! The Brisbane Wild West Calendar for 2020 is now available! These calendars are produced each year jointly by: THECA..
Brisbane City Council invites bush carers and volunteers to the “Seeding Success forum-Innovation in restoration 2019” forum on Sunday November 17. This all..
MCCG member Ed Fraser reports that he has double the number of birds visiting his property at the moment than usual. He has..
Can you spare a Sunday morning to hit the water and clean up debris in our waterways? Last year’s inaugural Cabbage Tree Creek..
BE SURE TO VISIT KENMORE VILLAGE between Monday 21st and Saturday 26th October. Photos from our 2019 Photography Competition will be on display!..
Saturday 19 October IS THE DAY to submit your entries in all Open Categories of our Photography Competition. Bring your photos, a completed..
Which bird species increases its body weight 22-fold in the first three weeks of its life? …. Sorry, can’t tell you! You’ll have..
The Friends of Sherwood Arboretum Association (FOSA) invites you to join one of their DISCOVERY WALKS IN SHERWOOD ARBORETUM! There are 2 walks, both commencing..
Here in our leafy Western suburbs we have so many delightful encounters with birdlife, even in our own backyards! Look at this colourful male Mistletoe..
Are you keen to raise money for threatened bird conservation? Do you enjoy watching birds with friends and family while enjoying the Spring weather?..
Please be aware there will NOT be another working bee along McKay Brook this month – the next working bee is scheduled for..
Entries are due THIS WEEK for our Photographic Competition! Anyone can enter! We cater for the young and the not-so-young with an open category..
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...
WHERE: Brookfield Showgrounds!!! WHEN: Saturday 5th October 9am-4pm and Sunday 6th October 9am-2pm COST: $10 per adult / $8 concession (card holder) per day / children..
… and so much more! Our Spring Newsletter is now available online by clicking “Download our Latest Newsletter”. It features an article by..
Back by popular demand! Join all the SPOOOOKY action on Wildlife Queensland’s fun-filled Batty Boat Halloween Cruise on Sunday, 27 October! Cruise the..
Queensland Conservation Council is holding a community forum on Saturday 12 October. This is the final forum in the Greater Brisbane Project which..
Many of us are intrigued and delighted by seeing platypus in the wild. Sadly, current research indicates that platypus numbers in the greater..
Do you know an outstanding young person who deserves to be recognised? Why not enter them into the 7NEWS Young Achiever Awards? These..
There’s always something to attend in Brisbane when it comes to caring for and enjoying our local environment! The Brisbane Catchments Network has..
The Cubberla Witton Catchment Network (CWCN) never fails to deliver on fun holiday activities and the upcoming holidays are no exception! Choose from:..
Don’t miss out on this special event!! Our very own wildlife photographer Ed Frazer, the mastermind behind the MCCG online Catchment Field Guides, will..
Our colleagues at Cubberla-Witton Catchments Network invite you to a bird walk this Saturday 21 September, starting at 7am. This walk will be..
One of the most adorable birds in our catchment, often heard but seldom seen, is the Owlet-Nightjar. You may be lucky enough to..
It’s PHOTO COMPETITON time and we strongly advise you to get your cameras out NOW! The MCCG Photography Competition is held every year in..
You may recall an article last week about three platypus that Ed Frazer has been tracking in Gold Creek. Here’s a magic update to..
The MCCG Management Committee is calling for expressions of interest from MCCG Members for funding support (up to $2000 per property) to carry..
Our 2019 Platypus Survey will be held bright and early on Sunday 8 September. Local wildlife photographer Ed Frazer knows there are platypus..
Most of us are aware that the Richmond birdwing butterfly is listed as a vulnerable species in Queensland. You may also be aware..
On Sunday 18th August 2019, MCCG hosted a working bee in Tuckett St. Park, Kenmore Hills for 14 students who are enrolled in..
Come join a member of the Queensland Urban Utilities SAS Laboratory team and Creek Catchment Officer, Anna Bourke, to explore the options for..
We are putting a callout for anyone who has any information about local Tallowwood trees. These eucalypts have an important place in our..
Keep Australia Beautiful Week is held late August each year to raise awareness about simple things we can all do to reduce our..
“Last evening we went up and watched the male Powerful Owl bring a bat to the butchery tree and feed the female and..
Could you have a WILD MACADAMIA TREE on your property? There are potentially thousands of wild macadamia trees hidden away on private properties..
Can you contribute to a road kill map of Brisbane? Alex Vanek from the Bulimba Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee (B4C) is developing an..
We have a wonderful photo to share with you, graciously provided by Janet De Vivo. It is a photo of a coot! You may..
A little known fact is that birds see do not see colour in the same way we do. Birds can see into the..
MCCG member Phil Bird, who is also a member of the Queensland Frog Society, will present a talk about frogs, their needs and how..
The Butterfly and Other Invertebrate Club invites you to bring along any vegetable pests, butterflies, moths, native bees, cicadas, ladybirds, dragonflies etc for identification. A..
The ABC recently published an article questioning the success of Biosecurity Queensland’s fire ant eradication program. It suggests that red imported fire ants..
Celebrate the launch of the Moreton Bay Foundation, share your concerns about the Bay and discover how you can help to preserve this..
The Oxley Creek Catchment Group invites you to their general meeting on Tuesday 27 August. As part of the meeting, Warwick Willmott will..
Bilby Tracks is a unique touring and educational program that takes participants on a journey of learning and discovery from the bilby crèche and..
The Queensland Community Achievement Awards are designed to encourage, acknowledge and reward the valuable contributions individuals, communities and businesses are making throughout Queensland...
Do you have a WOW bird photo? Time is running out to submit entries into the 2019 Birdlife Australia Photography Awards. For details,..
Healthy Land and Water is calling on all South-East Queensland residents to tell them how much we value and use our local waterways...
Next Sunday 28 July is National Tree Day! Let’s celebrate our local environment, which is so bountiful in diverse and beautiful trees! Why..
It’s FANTASTIC PLASTIC-FREE JULY and Wildlife Queensland is offering the chance to WIN! Tell them what you’re doing to reduce plastic waste this July..
Our colleagues at the Cubberla Witton Catchment Group are holding their general meeting on Tuesday 30 July. The meeting will include Howard Briggs..
If unsightly mounds of dirt have been appearing on your lawn lately, we may be able to identify the culprit! A little-known but..
The next working bee for our Section 3 Huntington Tuckett bushcare group will include some basic herbicide training to be provided by Andrew Wallace..
Our Huntington/Tuckett bushcare group had another very successful working bee on Sunday, with 15 people attending. Here is a report from group leader..
Norman Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee has invited members of the Moggill Creek Catchment to their August General Meeting on Monday 5th August. Sue..
Brisbane City Council’s next Biodiversity Seminar will be held on Thursday 11 July. Join special guest speaker, Professor Darryl Jones, as he explores..
In July’s issue of Feather Fascination, local birder and MCCG member Jim Butler introduces us to the Eurasian Coot. This small black waterbird is..
Your Winter newsletter is hot off the press and should be sitting in your inbox now! Our sincere thanks to editor Cathi Lawrence..
There is an opportunity to view and vote on the 75 images submitted for the 2020 Brisbane’s Wild West Calendar on Wednesday 17..
Tamielle Blunt from the University of Queensland gave a wonderful talk about platypus and our platypus surveys at our 2019 mid year meeting...
On Sunday 16th June, MCCG hosted a very successful tour of the Moggill Creek catchment organised by Brisbane City Council (BCC). The tour..