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16-Sep-2018
We have an exciting opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for one of our members to join the MCCG Committee. Unfortunately, Sanja Oldridge has to relinquish the role o..Read more

11-Sep-2018
Tuckett St Park vandalism - do you have any info?

Some of you may have noticed the creation of trail bike tracks in Tuckett/Huntington parks by kids. Initially they simply dug obstacles in the gra..Read more

11-Sep-2018
Position Vacant

Do you use internet banking? If so, we have a great opportunity for a you to become MCCG Treasurer! As the following indicates, we will so..Read more

06-Sep-2018
Know your birds?

Test your Ornithology skills each month with Jim Butler's bird identification quiz . You'll find it in The Local Bulletin. We will provide..Read more

04-Sep-2018
Mating behaviours of the White-browed Scrubwren

The tiny White-browed Scrubwren is only 12cm long. Yet the male bird exhibits some remarkable behaviour when it comes to reproduction. The Wh..Read more

27-Aug-2018
Photography Competition 2018 – get clicking!!!

The MCCG photography competition is a firm fixture in the local calendar - an opportunity to promote the work of the MCCG, and demonstrate th..Read more

23-Aug-2018
Changes to Nursery Plant Orders

If you'd like to collect plants from our Nursery between late August and early October, please contact Damien on 0400 737 122 (rather than our usu..Read more

18-Aug-2018
Meet the Mammals of Moggill

We've just released a new field guide! Mammals found in the Moggill Creek Catchment To our knowledge, this is the first list of ma..Read more

13-Aug-2018
Tick tock

Time is ticking away and Spring is nearly upon us! Unfortunately, the warmer Spring weather often brings with it an increase in ticks and tick bit..Read more

08-Aug-2018
PLATYPUS SURVEY Sunday 9 Sept - Register NOW!

TRY SOMETHING NEW! BECOME A PLATY-WATCHER ! How about joining a specialised group of volunteers for our annual MCCG Platypus Survey? N..Read more

05-Aug-2018
Two pigeons

Which bird is responsible for the dispersal of around 70% of seeds in Australian rainforests? Quite remarkable! The name of this news item..Read more

02-Aug-2018
What you need to know about droughts

2018 has been the fourth - driest April to June period since the Bureau of Meteorology started tacking records in 1900. Lower-level soil moi..Read more

25-Jul-2018
Restoration Celebration

Come along and meet like-minded volunteers as Brisbane City Council celebrates achievements in protecting and restoring Brisbane's biodiversity. ..Read more

18-Jul-2018
Hilltopping!

Would you like to see some extraordinary shots of local Kookaburras doing unexpected things? Then take a look at our latest Bush Bites article..Read more

08-Jul-2018
Drama in the backyard

MCCG Chairman Jim Pope has shared some photos of an event which unfolded in his backyard recently. We've added it to our Bush Bites series of ..Read more

28-Jun-2018
Savvy survival

Around 50% of the nests of the tiny Brown Thornbill are raided. This enterprising little bird has developed some amazing strategies to avoid i..Read more

25-Jun-2018
What's been happening at Pacey Road lately?

Our Pacey Road group has been working together since 2011 with roving working bees on residents' properties. Their initial aim was to restore the ..Read more

21-Jun-2018
*** NEWS FLASH !!! ***

Glycine, one of our worst environmental weeds, is flowering NOW !!!!! Did you know the seeds can last in the soil for MORE THAN 10 YEARS? ..Read more

21-Jun-2018
OUR ONLINE WEED LIST IS NOW AVAILABLE!!!

WE HAVE SOME VERY EXCITING NEWS !! Our existing pdf list of “Undesirable and Invasive Plant Species – National, State and Council..Read more

20-Jun-2018
More Kids Day photos!

Take a look at our latest photos from Kids Day! They tell their own story: the day was fun-filled and happy, with the added bonus that everyo..Read more

18-Jun-2018
CONGRATULATIONS KENMORE STATE HIGH!!!

"Moggill Creek is greener, healthier and more stable thanks to the hard work of the Kenmore State High School Parents and Citizens Association." ..Read more

13-Jun-2018
NEWS FLASH! date change for mid year Public Meeting

Our mid year Public Meeting will now be held: Friday 22 June at Kenmore Library at 6.30pm. YOU ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US! Martin Fingland ha..Read more

11-Jun-2018
Kids Day at the Cottage 2018

was a hands-on day filled with happiness and fun! Kids plunged into a variety of activities with a focus on nature. Senses were on hi..Read more

08-Jun-2018
First time photo!

Paul Campbell has shared with us a lovely shot of a Striated Heron. Predominantly a coastal water bird, to our knowledge this is the first ti..Read more

05-Jun-2018
Abundant in beauty ...

and abundant in chromosomes!!! The Azure Kingfisher is arguably one of the prettiest and most colourful birds in our catchment. These little k..Read more

30-May-2018
McKay Brook working bee changes

This is a heads up from Bryan that: THE NEXT WORKING BEE WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY 10 JUNE FROM 8.30am - 11.00am! This Sunday we'll be work..Read more

29-May-2018
Green Heart Fair 2018

If you're passionate about living a sustainable lifestyle, why not consider a day out with the family the Green Heart Fair on Sunday 3 June? H..Read more

28-May-2018
DATE CLAIMER: Cats Claw Info Sessions

Cat's Claw Creeper poses a MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL THREAT to our catchment. We are holding two free information sessions to offer guidance and to ..Read more

27-May-2018
The Mystery Mulcher!

Our MCCG Chairman Jim Pope wears many hats! One of them is leader of the Huntington-Tuckett buschare group. Jim has noticed that during recen..Read more

24-May-2018
It's NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK!

And this is our opportunity to recognise our very dedicated crew of volunteers. Weeds never stop growing but our volunteers never give up! ..Read more

21-May-2018
Congratulations Dale!

There is no more remarkable or vibrant member in our group than Dale Borgelt, our Public Relations Officer. Dale has contributed to the local ..Read more

19-May-2018
Quite a show!

Thank you to everyone who visited us in the beautiful Autumn sunshine at the Brookfield Show this year, and to all members who gave their valuable..Read more

17-May-2018
It's Showtime!!!!

YES! That wonderful weekend of the year has rolled around again! IT'S BROOKFIELD SHOW TIME!!!! The show runs from Friday 18th till Sunday..Read more

10-May-2018
A dilemna for us all to ponder

Our latest Bush Bites article is a very thought-provoking piece about the probable consequences of climate change on plant life within the catchme..Read more

05-May-2018
The threat of water weeds

Could it be that we're inadvertently contributing to the growth of "water weeds" in our creek systems? Ed Frazer has penned a thought-provokin..Read more

04-May-2018
Just Ducky!

The sight of a Pacific Black Duck inverted in the water with its legs in the air while it feeds is absolutely guaranteed to bring a smile! Thi..Read more

03-May-2018
NEWS ALERT: McKAY BROOK WORKING BEE CANCELLED

Due to the Labor Day long weekend, the McKay Brook working bee scheduled for Saturday 5 May has been cancelled. The next working bee will be h..Read more

01-May-2018
Not all snails are pests!

Our latest Bush Bites article features a beautifully coloured snail which you may come across in your garden. This is one snail that we should..Read more

04-Apr-2018
How food may influence flight

In our latest Feather Fascination, Jim Butler introduces us to the Hoatzin, a bird (or is it a flying cow?) from the Amazon Basin. Jim points ..Read more

28-Mar-2018
Members making a difference

Our MCCG bushcare groups are simply inspirational !! Members and volunteers alike just keep pitching in and - to their credit - delivering sig..Read more

28-Mar-2018
Gotcha! Successful Cane Toad Collection Drive

Up to 30 people responded to our challenge to join our Cane Toad Collection night on 9 March. The purpose of the event was to supply the Unive..Read more

22-Mar-2018
Nightlife in the Catchment

Brisbane folk tend to equate nightlife with The Valley but we have our own active scene happening every night right here in the Catchment! Wh..Read more

14-Mar-2018
National Waterbug Blitz: date claimer

Be part of Australia's first nationwide citizen science waterway monitoring event! If you value our waterways and eco-systems, here is a genu..Read more

13-Mar-2018
Harlequin Bugs: facts and photos

It is quite likely that you have come across some wonderfully colourful insects known as Mallotus Harlequin bugs in your property or backyard. ..Read more

06-Mar-2018
The naming of a new bird species

In January 2018 the International Ornithological Union identified a new species of Fairy-wren in Australia. The Purple-backed Fairy Wren (Mal..Read more

01-Mar-2018
Info about the Mt Cooth-tha zipline

Western suburbs residents may be interested in following the progress of the Mt Coot-tha zipline project. The Brisbane City Council website co..Read more