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?..
Healthy Land and Water invites you to a number of community forums following the release of its 2018 Report Card. This is an annual assessment..
… the guest speaker at the MCCG Annual General Meeting on Monday 26 November is zoologist Dr Ian Gynther. Ian is an expert..
We were recently visited by a team from the ABC’s ‘Gardening Australia’ programme. They filmed a segment on the damage to the environment..
Our heartfelt thanks to Council for their recent removal of several large Chinese Elms from Tuckett St. Park. They have facilitated a revitalising..
Deerhust Street Park is a small area of parkland between Gap Creek Road and Brookfield Road. It is an area maintained by our..
WHEN? This Saturday 17 November from 1pm to 4pm. WHERE? At the Cottage, end of Gold Creek Road on the Gold Creek Dam Reserve,..
CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU TO ALL ENTRANTS IN THE MCCG PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION 2018! The standard of all photos this year was exceptional! (*..
During the MCCG Platypus Survey back in September Beck Bain had her own remarkable encounter with a platypus. It took place in Moggill..
MCCG member Richard Tumman provided the MCCG with some free advertising in an ABC Radio interview recently. Thank you Richard!! The purpose of..
It’s the best kept secret in the Western Suburbs !!! Hundreds of votes have been cast this week by enthusiastic visitors to our..
Be sure to take a look at our online Field Guide to Mammals in the Catchment and scroll down 4 rows to the Yellow-footed..
On a damp and misty Sunday morning on 9th September, 47 intrepid (and chilly) volunteers arrived at their assigned sites before dawn on..
On Sunday 21st October, Councillor Kate Richards (Pullenvale Ward) and Councillor Vicki Howard (Chairman of the Field Services Committee of Brisbane City Council)..
Time is running out! We strongly advise you to get your cameras out now! This is an opportunity for you to demonstrate the..
… and brought some rain with him! So, if you would like some native plants from the Nursery please contact Bryan at 3374..
We have a new photo to share with you! It’s of a rare and colourful visitor to our catchment: the Red-rumped Parrot (Psephotus haematonotus)...
Jim Butler’s October issue of Feather Fascination will enlighten you with many interesting facts about the Willie Wagtail. Many of us are familiar..
Our Spring 2018 newsletter has arrived, fresh off the press!!! This issue is very diverse! Read about our Platypus 2018 Survey and the..
Our Huntington on Tuckett bushcare group has put out a call for hoses! They will meet on Sunday (8:30 – 11:00am) to water..
Just a friendly reminder to all members that your annual 2018-19 membership fees are due for renewal in November. The fee is $20..
We have an exciting opportunity for one of our members to join the MCCG Committee. Unfortunately, Sanja Oldridge has to relinquish the role..
Some of you may have noticed the creation of trail bike tracks in Tuckett/Huntington parks by kids. Initially they simply dug obstacles in..
Do you use internet banking? If so, we have a great opportunity for a you to become MCCG Treasurer! As the following indicates,..
The tiny White-browed Scrubwren is only 12cm long. Yet the male bird exhibits some remarkable behaviour when it comes to reproduction. The White-browed..
If you’d like to collect plants from our Nursery between late August and early October, please contact Damien on 0400 737 122 (rather..
We’ve just released a new field guide! Mammals found in the Moggill Creek Catchment To our knowledge, this is the first list..
Time is ticking away and Spring is nearly upon us! Unfortunately, the warmer Spring weather often brings with it an increase in ticks..
Each 12-18 months, THECA holds a community forum. The aim of these day-long events is to discuss significant environmental issues. The forums are..
Which bird is responsible for the dispersal of around 70% of seeds in Australian rainforests? Quite remarkable! The name of this news item..
2018 has been the fourth – driest April to June period since the Bureau of Meteorology started tacking records in 1900. Lower-level soil..
Approximately 10 million tonnes of litter ends up in our oceans EACH YEAR!!! The theme of Keep Australia Beautiful Week 2018, which runs..
Come along and meet like-minded volunteers as Brisbane City Council celebrates achievements in protecting and restoring Brisbane’s biodiversity. Enjoy a fun and informative..