The Queensland Community Achievement Awards are designed to encourage, acknowledge and reward the valuable contributions individuals, communities and businesses are making throughout Queensland...
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..
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..
Brisbane City Council’s next Biodiversity Seminar will be held on Thursday 11 July. Join special guest speaker, Professor Darryl Jones, as he explores..
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..
We’re pleased to share more photos from Kids Day at the Cottage 2019, courtesy of Dale Borgelt and Jim Pope. They certainly show..
Our mid year Public Meeting will be held: Thursday night 27 June at Brookfield Hall, commencing 7.15pm YOU ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US!..
Have you seen Miconia growing in Queensland? Native to tropical America, miconia is a restricted invasive plant under the Biosecurity Act, 2014. Miconia..
We’ve just received news of a platypus sighting at a spot where (to our best knowledge) platypus have not been sighted before. This..
Join our CWCN colleagues for a walk through one of their oldest and wonderfully successful rehabilitation sites at Rainbow Forest on Saturday 22..
CWCN’s new Moore Park Bushcare Group is holding a public launch on Saturday June 29 at Moore Park, commencing at midday. The group has..
Nothing is better than seeing kids have fun! And there was SO MUCH FUN! … at this year’s Kids Day at the Cottage. Lots..
Five new “green bridges” are being proposed for Brisbane. One of these will cross the river between Bellbowrie and Wacol. Green bridges are..
KEEP 9 JUNE FREE – FUN IN THE SUN! From 10am till 1pm at The Cottage (very end of Gold Creek Road) The..
The Tawny Frogmouth is undeniably one of the most beloved birds in Australia. Most of us have come across one of these birds..
Climate Week QLD will showcase how our state is moving towards a low-carbon, clean growth future and building a community of action to..
If you’re passionate about living a sustainable lifestyle, why not consider a day out with the family the Green Heart Fair on Sunday..
The Cubberla-Witton Catchments Network (CWCN) is holding a workshop on Saturday 15 June featuring “Threatened Species“. The recently published landmark UN Global Assessment..
Intrepid Landcare is not your usual Landcare group. They are “an adventurous organisation that empowers young people to lead on stuff that matters,..
The MCCG has been approached by a student from the University of Queensland who is carrying out a project on feral deer in..
The Richmond Birdwing Conservation Network (RBCN) is teaming up with the Samford Eco-Corridor to open a new Richmond birdwing butterfly habitat eco-corridor between Samford..
Don’t travel all the way to Willawong! A local charity in Kenmore Hills accepts all sorts of e-waste – in their own words:..
This is a heads up from Bryan: OUR NEXT WORKING BEE WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY 26 MAY FROM 8.30am – 11.00am! This..
In a new Bush Bites article, our very own local bird expert Jim Butler introduces us to another fabulous birding location in our catchment...
The South East Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium (SEQFBC) has teamed up with the Ecological Society of Australia to celebrate its 20th birthday..
Due to the Brookfield Show, the McKay Brook working bee scheduled for Sunday 19 May has been cancelled. The next working bee will..
… to spot a Rose Robin! These beautiful little birds are currently migrating up from the southern states to escape the cold weather...
Our colleagues at the Cubberla-Witton Catchments Network (CWCN) are running a series of bird walks. Everyone is welcome! The first will be held..
Our recent stall at the Kenmore Village drew much attention from shoppers. The whole display was aimed at people who care about our..
The Cubberla-Witton Catchments Network (CWCN) is holding a workshop on Saturday 18 May featuring “Small Native Mammals“. Small mammals, generally described as ‘small,..
These days we often describe things as “EVENTS.” Rain events, storm events, flood events – it’s the language of our times. Well, here’s..
There will be a Native Plants Market this Saturday 11 May at Grovely TAFE, via Woking Street Grovely. The market will run from 9am..
YES! That wonderful weekend of the year has rolled around again! IT’S BROOKFIELD SHOW TIME!!!! The show runs from Friday 17th till Sunday..
The MCCG is holding an information stand at the Kenmore Village on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 April. Come and say hello! If..
We are seeking a special volunteer! We need a Quartermaster/Equipment Supervisor. The person we’re looking for will have some mechanical skills and knowledge of..
The recent rains have created an unusual situation around the catchment which may be escaping our attention. It seems many of our local..
Members, keep Sunday the 26th of May free! It’s the date of Habitat Brisbane’s Orientation Day. This year it is being held at..
The Easter Bilby campaign was created in 1991 to draw the nation’s attention to conservation efforts to save the Greater Bilby. You may..
Please note that the following working bees planned for Easter Sunday 21 April have been postponed to Sunday 28 April: Section 2 –..
For most of us the Purple Swamphen is a familiar sight. They are abundant in parklands and by our waterways, foraging in reeds..
Brisbane City Council is offering free training to catchment group members. Its focus is social media and marketing in the digital space. The..
The Fraser Island Defenders Organisation and Cooloola Coastcare is running a 3-day BioBlitz from 3.30 Friday 17 May through to 3.30 Sunday. The BioBlitz is..
What do you think? If you’ve ever reflected on the natural cheekiness of a rainbow lorikeet or the inquisitive nature of a noisy..
This workshop is part of the Waterway Health Assessment Training (WHAT) provided by Council’s Creek Catchment Program. Aquatic Ecologist Natalie Toon will guide..
It’s Earth Hour 2019! Are you switching off? Every year millions of people in over 180 countries switch off their lights in March for..
ABC TV has generously allowed us to share the recent Gardening Australia segment in which our own Adrian Webb does a stellar job..
Brisbane City Council is creating a city-wide plan which aims to provide off-road cycling facilities for children, adults, and families within bushland reserves..
Western suburbs residents may be interested to learn of an appeal lodged recently against the Brisbane City Council approval to build ziplines, walking..
The MCCG featured in a recent episode of the ABC’s “Gardening Australia”. Head to our Facebook page to see an impressively crafted segment..
Learn how to prepare your property with practical fire management advice from Rural Fire Service, the SEQ Fire and Biodiversity Consortium, and the..
Our Autumn 2019 newsletter is arguably our best one yet! DO YOURSELF A FAVOUR: put the kids to bed early, grab a drink of..
We are having a special planting session of 800 plants on Sunday 31 March !!! Brisbane City Council has prepared the area with mulch and dug..
Our colleagues at the Pullen Pullen Catchments Group have reported a scientific alert regarding an outbreak of a severe skin disease caused by..
but SO beautifully adapted to “soak up the pooled liquid nectar stored in flowers!” Welcome to the world of the Brown Honeyeater! This..
A free public forum will be held at Kenmore Library on Sunday 17 March from 2pm to 5pm. The event consists of a..
Grab some pizza and switch on the TV this Friday night! (8 March) And be sure to tune into the ABC’s Gardening Australia at 7.30pm!..
Have you found your passion? Our latest Bush Bites article is a delight! Written by Jim Butler, our own avian expert, it describes..
The MCCG nursery started from humble beginnings in 1999 under our first co-ordinator Michael Reif. It is now a substantial operation, giving away between..
… but hurry, there’s not much time! This message is for the talented photographers of our catchment. They continue to captivate us with..
CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY is on again this Sunday and Brisbane City Council is encouraging us to get involved. Every year thousands of..
Our close neighbour, the Cubberla-Witton Catchment Network (CWCN), recently commissioned a report into fauna in Pullenvale Forest Park. The report was published in..
Australasian Bat Night is back! Now in its 6th year, Australasian Bat Night 2019 celebrates the positive aspects of bats and educates people..
Join Dr Chris Galbraith from Three Mile Scrub to learn about the history of this group and celebrate their remarkable restoration work which dates..
Do you want to make a difference? Now is your chance! A few weeks ago, Jim Pope’s Huntington bushcare group successfully planted around 380 native..
It has been 32 degrees in Brisbane for over 30 days in a row! HOW ARE YOU DEALING WITH THE HEAT? WHAT CHANGES ARE..
We recently ran a news item about our Huntington bushcare group. In the space of a single Sunday morning the team planted around..
Another remarkable MCCG achievement !!! Last Sunday 18 volunteers from Jim Pope’s Section 3 Tuckett St Park bushcare group successfully planted around 380..
Volunteering with us is not always about bushcare! Running a catchment group such as ours requires a multitude of activities and skills. If..
Brisbane City Council has announced an open day to celebrate the opening of the Moggill District Sports Park. The new park is located..
Is it “Julgira” … or “Blue Jay” … or “Shufflewing”? maybe it’s a “Summerbird” … …. or is it something else? Click here:..
Brisbane City Council announced that the development application for the controversial Mt Coot-tha Zipline was approved 1 February 2019. More than 3600 submissions..
Embarking upon a restoration doesn’t necessarily mean destroying habitats for local wildlife. With some simple planning you can carry out your restoration work..
The MCCG was recently awarded runner up for the Pullenvale Ward Outstanding Achievement award in the Queensland Community Achievement Awards. First place was..
Biosecurity Queensland is inviting your feedback into a review of the Biosecurity Act 2014. This legislation governs how we manage biosecurity threats and operations..
Grow your lifestyle by exploring our Brisbane waterways! Celebrate World Wetlands Day (Saturday 2 February) with an informative 2 km guided walk through..
We’re pleased to report welcome news regarding the statewide crusade against Cats Claw Creeper. In partnership with Seqwater, Healthy Land and Water has..
All on a Sunday morning! Can you help? Our Chairman Jim Pope reports that his bushcare group (Huntington Section 3) will be planting..
When it eats insects, caterpillars and spiders as well! Read Jim Butler’s January edition of Feather Fascination to learn just which Honeyeater we..
We’re all familiar with the concept of bird song … But it appears that fish can be equally vocal, using a variety of..
We couldn’t let the New Year arrive without paying tribute to the winner of the Young Person’s category in our 2018 Photo Competition...
There is still time left to lodge feedback regarding the Brisbane City Council’s draft Mt Coot-tha Zipline Land Management Plan. You will find information..
As 2018 draws to a close, we sincerely extend our thanks to our members and other community folk who have helped the MCCG..
Let us entertain you over the Christmas break! Our Summer 2018 Newsletter is a treasure. For starters, it features a wonderful collection of stories..
Many of our wonderful bushcare volunteers will enjoy a well deserved break over Christmas! For details about our working bee dates during the..
You may not recognise the appearance of the Eastern Koel in this short video of Tim Sigg’s, but if you watch it through..
Each Christmas our Cubberla-Witton Catchment Catchment Network colleagues never fail to deliver a wonderful program of children’s educational activities. Here’s their invite for 2018:..
The Cattle Egret’s story is so interesting! We have all seen these white birds sitting atop of livestock. And yet, during their breeding..
Our 2018 AGM was held on Monday 26 November at the Brookfield Hall. Our new committee was elected in and we were all..
Birdlife Australia recently announced the winners of its “2018 Australian Bird Photographer of the Year.” And the results are stunning! If you enjoy photography,..
Brisbane City Council is inviting community feedback on two major planning components of the proposed Mt Coot-tha Zipline: the draft Mt Coot-tha Zipline..
“Have you ever rescued a riverbank? A tract of bush, native tree or a garden, a waterway, an eroded beach or some farmland?..