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..
A MESSAGE FROM JIM: Our July working bee would normally be held on Sunday 29th July, but it has been BROUGHT FORWARD to NEXT SUNDAY..
The McKay Brook bushcare group usually holds its working bees on the first Saturday and third Sunday of each month. Unfortunately, due to..
Would you like to see some extraordinary shots of local Kookaburras doing unexpected things? Then take a look at our latest Bush Bites..
MCCG Chairman Jim Pope has shared some photos of an event which unfolded in his backyard recently. We’ve added it to our Bush..
Around 50% of the nests of the tiny Brown Thornbill are raided. This enterprising little bird has developed some amazing strategies to avoid..
Whilst Mike Humphrey was taking a recent stroll around Tuckett Park, he came across something else going for a walk! The Echidna (Tachyglossus..
… is it a reality? This will be the topic of the first seminar of the Northern Seminar Series (NSS), brought to you..
Our Pacey Road group has been working together since 2011 with roving working bees on residents’ properties. Their initial aim was to restore the..
Glycine, one of our worst environmental weeds, is flowering NOW !!!!! Did you know the seeds can last in the soil for MORE THAN..
WE HAVE SOME VERY EXCITING NEWS !! Our existing pdf list of “Undesirable and Invasive Plant Species – National, State and Council” has..
Take a look at our latest photos from Kids Day! They tell their own story: the day was fun-filled and happy, with the..
“Moggill Creek is greener, healthier and more stable thanks to the hard work of the Kenmore State High School Parents and Citizens Association.”..
was a hands-on day filled with happiness and fun! Kids plunged into a variety of activities with a focus on nature. Senses were..
Paul Campbell has shared with us a lovely shot of a Striated Heron. Predominantly a coastal water bird, to our knowledge this is..
and abundant in chromosomes!!! The Azure Kingfisher is arguably one of the prettiest and most colourful birds in our catchment. These little kingfishers..
Are you concerned about the destructive effects of plastics on our global environment? The theme of this year’s World Environment Day on Tuesday..
Cat’s Claw Creeper poses a MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL THREAT to our catchment. We are holding two free information sessions to offer guidance and to..
Our MCCG Chairman Jim Pope wears many hats! One of them is leader of the Huntington-Tuckett buschare group. Jim has noticed that during..
And this is our opportunity to recognise our very dedicated crew of volunteers. Weeds never stop growing but our volunteers never give up! ..
There is no more remarkable or vibrant member in our group than Dale Borgelt, our Public Relations Officer. Dale has contributed to the..
Thank you to everyone who visited us in the beautiful Autumn sunshine at the Brookfield Show this year, and to all members who..
Our latest Bush Bites article is a very thought-provoking piece about the probable consequences of climate change on plant life within the catchment...
Could it be that we’re inadvertently contributing to the growth of “water weeds” in our creek systems? Ed Frazer has penned a thought-provoking Bush..
The sight of a Pacific Black Duck inverted in the water with its legs in the air while it feeds is absolutely guaranteed..
Our latest Bush Bites article features a beautifully coloured snail which you may come across in your garden. This is one snail that..
The Autumn weather is just perfect for planting and this Sunday 29 April we’ll be doing just that! We‘ll be planting over 300..
Brisbane is the most biodiverse capital city in Australia. Brisbane City Council invites MCCG members to the latest seminar in its acclaimed Brisbane..
In our latest Feather Fascination, Jim Butler introduces us to the Hoatzin, a bird (or is it a flying cow?) from the Amazon..
Wondering how to fill in the daylight hours during the Easter long weekend? The soil is beautifully moist and the weather is perfect..
Our MCCG bushcare groups are simply inspirational !! Members and volunteers alike just keep pitching in and – to their credit – delivering significant..
Up to 30 people responded to our challenge to join our Cane Toad Collection night on 9 March. The purpose of the event..
Brisbane folk tend to equate nightlife with The Valley but we have our own active scene happening every night right here in the..
Be part of Australia’s first nationwide citizen science waterway monitoring event! If you value our waterways and eco-systems, here is a genuine opportunity..
It is quite likely that you have come across some wonderfully colourful insects known as Mallotus Harlequin bugs in your property or backyard. These little..
Here’s a wonderful opportunity to chat with carers from groups involved in the rescue and/or rehabilitation of injured and orphaned native animals. THECA..
In January 2018 the International Ornithological Union identified a new species of Fairy-wren in Australia. The Purple-backed Fairy Wren (Malurus assimilis) species was previously..
Western suburbs residents may be interested in following the progress of the Mt Coot-tha zipline project. The Brisbane City Council website contains an..
CANE TOAD COLLECTION EVENT FRIDAY 9 MARCH Brisbane City Council, in collaboration with the MCCG and the Cubberla-Witton Catchment Network (CWCN), is running..
Creekside Street Park has a lovely play area for children, with wide expanses of parkland to kick a ball around or go for..
For many years there have been unsubstantiated rumours that a Red-necked Pademelon had been seen in the vicinity of Gold Creek Road. But..
STOP FOR A MOMENT TO THINK ! Can you see the beauty in a spider? If you read our latest Bush Bites article..
In this month’s issue of Feather Fascination, Jim Butler explains physiological features of the Australasian Darter which enable it to perform so many..
Did you know … that fungi can no longer be considered as native plants? Our summer newsletter reported that, following last year’s annual photography..
We often think of mistletoe as a scourge! Mistletoe is a hemi-parasitic woody plant which attaches to other plants with its haustoria, specialised tubes..
Like to get involved in some search and rescue? Due to the recent rain (very welcome!) our McKay Brook bushcare group’s working bee..
Saturday 10 February: Nature Writing Workshop with Dr Inga Simpson This workshop is part of BCC’s Community Conservation Partnership Program (CCCP). This particular..
In 2015/16, Brisbane City Council’s Creek Catchment Program (CCP) introduced the Waterway Health Assessment Training (WHAT) program to provide catchment groups with regular opportunities..
We are very excited about the release of our latest online field guide: Butterflies Found within the Catchment. The list contains some beautiful photos..
How many of us remember what a “Bullie” is? Back in the day, flocks of Bullies used to soar overhead but this..
In our Summer Newsletter, Chris Read kindly shared his story about the soft release of a Feathertail Glider family from his property. The..
This baby turtle was found emerging from a nest in the woodchips surrounding the childrens play area in Tuckett St. Park. It seems..
Cane toads (Rhinella marina) pose a very serious threat to our native wildlife, particularly those which feed on frogs. This includes goannas, snakes, dingoes..
2. When is a heron not a heron? … to find the answers to both these riddles, click here: Feather Fascination January 2018
Would you like to see what’s been happening recently at McKay Brook? Thanks to recent intermittent rainfall, our plantings from 11th November have..
If you’re intrigued by owls and birds of the night, then you must check our latest Bush Bites article! Vicki and Paul Campbell..
… but this is not the traditional way we think of Pheasants at Christmas! On Christmas morning, Ed Frazer stepped outside his Brookfield..
… whatever is meaningful, whatever brings you purpose and happiness … the MCCG wishes you these gifts during the Christmas season and extending..
Last week Jim Butler set us all a challenge: to identify the species of three birds from photos in the December edition of..
We are delighted to share some of the winning entries of this year’s Photography Competition. The entries submitted this year were of extraordinarily..
Here’s a holiday challenge! In this month’s issue of “Feather Fascination”, Jim Butler presents you with a challenge! Click here to open the..
There are just a few copies of our 20th Anniversary Celebration Photobook left for sale. These lovely albums are filled with photos which..
Calling young artists, budding scientists and children who love CWCN’s school holiday activities to come back for their 2017 workshops and a huge..
Do you have wallabies on your property? We have many species in our catchment. Ed Frazer has seen Red-necked Wallabies and Swamp Wallabies..
The Moggill Creek Catchment is a unique natural asset. It is much valued by the local community and to the people of Brisbane. ..
The Annual General Meeting of the Moggill Creek Catchment Group will be held at 7:30pm on Monday 27 November at the Brookfield Hall. ..
It was a great honour for the MCCG to be selected as a finalist in the 2017 Queensland Community Achievement Awards. On Saturday 18..
MCCG member Chris Read has shared a lovely story about a visitor to his home who quietly watches everything that’s going on! Click..
Brisbane City Council has announced the release of the draft Biosecurity Plan for the Brisbane Local Government Area. This document is being..