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12-Nov-2019
AGM - Thursday 28 November

The MCCG Annual General Meeting will be held at the Brookfield Showground Hall on Thursday 28th November, starting at 7.30pm. Our guest speak..Read more

11-Nov-2019
MCCG is on Instagram!!!!

We now have an Instagram account, thanks to the inspiration and enthusiasm of our very own Bec Bain! "Gold Creek Dam on Sunday" Lucy Harr..Read more

11-Nov-2019
Bring the Richmond Birdwing back out West

The Cubberla-Witton Catchment (CWCN) is all geared up to bring back the once common Richmond birdwing butterfly to Brisbane’s inner west! ..Read more

07-Nov-2019
Lethal beauty

There is a mighty bird in our catchment which uses "Stealth mode" to hunt its prey. The male of the species hunts for small birds such as hone..Read more

06-Nov-2019
Know your wildlife?

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 ..Read more

29-Oct-2019
Photo Competition winners

CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU TO ALL 2019 ENTRANTS! Here's some fun facts about this year's competition: Did you know that this competition..Read more

28-Oct-2019
Brisbane's Wild West Calendar 2020

DON'T MISS OUT! The Brisbane Wild West Calendar for 2020 is now available! These calendars are produced each year jointly by: THECA..Read more

25-Oct-2019
Is the drought changing our creatures of habit?

MCCG member Ed Fraser reports that he has double the number of birds visiting his property at the moment than usual. He has graciously shared ..Read more

24-Oct-2019
Cabbage Tree Creek Paddle Against Plastic

Can you spare a Sunday morning to hit the water and clean up debris in our waterways? Last year’s inaugural Cabbage Tree Creek Paddle Ag..Read more

18-Oct-2019
Fast forward to infancy

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 to read Jim..Read more

18-Oct-2019
Discovery Walks in Sherwood Arboretum

The Friends of Sherwood Arboretum Association (FOSA) invites you to join one of their DISCOVERY WALKS IN SHERWOOD ARBORETUM! There are 2 walks..Read more

02-Oct-2019
A Day/Night in the Life of a Platypus Ecologist

... and so much more! Our Spring Newsletter is now available online by clicking "Download our Latest Newsletter". It features an article ..Read more

30-Sep-2019
Help save the places we all love

Queensland Conservation Council is holding a community forum on Saturday 12 October. This is the final forum in the Greater Brisbane Project ..Read more

23-Sep-2019
Platypus tracking

Many of us are intrigued and delighted by seeing platypus in the wild. Sadly, current research indicates that platypus numbers in the great..Read more

21-Sep-2019
Young Achiever Awards

Do you know an outstanding young person who deserves to be recognised? Why not enter them into the 7NEWS Young Achiever Awards? These awar..Read more

20-Sep-2019
NEW! Brisbane Catchments Events Calendar

There's always something to attend in Brisbane when it comes to caring for and enjoying our local environment! The Brisbane Catchments Networ..Read more

20-Sep-2019
CWCN School Holiday fun!

The Cubberla Witton Catchment Network (CWCN) never fails to deliver on fun holiday activities and the upcoming holidays are no exception! Choo..Read more

14-Sep-2019
Bird Walk Saturday at Clarina Street Park

Our colleagues at Cubberla-Witton Catchments Network invite you to a bird walk this Saturday 21 September, starting at 7am. This walk will be ..Read more

06-Sep-2019
Solar re-warming!

One of the most adorable birds in our catchment, often heard but seldom seen, is the Owlet-Nightjar. You may be lucky enough to see one of th..Read more

31-Aug-2019
SNAP TO IT!

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 Octo..Read more

30-Aug-2019
The Platypus's Mate

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 that story!!!! ..Read more

23-Aug-2019
Bringing adult Richmond birdwing butterflies into your garden

Most of us are aware that the Richmond birdwing butterfly is listed as a vulnerable species in Queensland. You may also be aware of a groundbr..Read more

19-Aug-2019
A bumper bushcare day

On Sunday 18th August 2019, MCCG hosted a working bee in Tuckett St. Park, Kenmore Hills for 14 students who are enrolled in Environmental Science..Read more

17-Aug-2019
Talking Tallowwood

We are putting a callout for anyone who has any information about local Tallowwood trees. These eucalypts have an important place in our local..Read more

17-Aug-2019
RSVP's due now for WHAT training 8 September

Come join a member of the Queensland Urban Utilities SAS Laboratory team and Creek Catchment Officer, Anna Bourke, to explore the options for stor..Read more

13-Aug-2019
Woo-hoo! Tracking the Powerful Owl

"Last evening we went up and watched the male Powerful Owl bring a bat to the butchery tree and feed the female and then she flew into the nest h..Read more

13-Aug-2019
Join the Wild Macadamia Hunt!

Could you have a WILD MACADAMIA TREE on your property? There are potentially thousands of wild macadamia trees hidden away on private properties ..Read more

09-Aug-2019
PLATYPUS SURVEY Sunday 8 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-2019
Bald as a coot

We have a wonderful photo to share with you, graciously provided by Janet De Vivo. It is a photo of a coot! You may recall Jim Butler's July F..Read more

05-Aug-2019
Birds Eye View

A little known fact is that birds see do not see colour in the same way we do. Birds can see into the ultra-violet (UV) wavelengths so their e..Read more

02-Aug-2019
Debate about the fire ant eradication program

The ABC recently published an article questioning the success of Biosecurity Queensland's fire ant eradication program. It suggests that red i..Read more

02-Aug-2019
Frogs, Frogs, Frogs!

MCCG member Phil Bird, who is also a member of the Queensland Frog Society, will present a talk about frogs, their needs and how to conserve habit..Read more

27-Jul-2019
Your creek, your river, your voice

Healthy Land and Water is calling on all South-East Queensland residents to tell them how much we value and use our local waterways. To comple..Read more

20-Jul-2019
Plant a tree for National Tree Day!

Next Sunday 28 July is National Tree Day! Let's celebrate our local environment, which is so bountiful in diverse and beautiful trees! Why not..Read more

14-Jul-2019
Are small dirt mounds ruining your lawn?

If unsightly mounds of dirt have been appearing on your lawn lately, we may be able to identify the culprit! A little-known but very active in..Read more

13-Jul-2019
Bushcare Persian style

Our Huntington/Tuckett bushcare group had another very successful working bee on Sunday, with 15 people attending. Here is a report from group le..Read more

06-Jul-2019
Salute a Coot!

In July's issue of Feather Fascination, local birder and MCCG member Jim Butler introduces us to the Eurasian Coot. This small black waterbird..Read more

02-Jul-2019
Members check your emails!

Your Winter newsletter is hot off the press and should be sitting in your inbox now! Our sincere thanks to editor Cathi Lawrence for another ..Read more

01-Jul-2019
View 2020 Brisbane's Wild West Calendar entries

There is an opportunity to view and vote on the 75 images submitted for the 2020 Brisbane’s Wild West Calendar on Wednesday 17 July at 7:00p..Read more

29-Jun-2019
More Kids Day Photos!!!!

We're pleased to share more photos from Kids Day at the Cottage 2019, courtesy of Dale Borgelt and Jim Pope. They certainly show what a happy ..Read more

29-Jun-2019
Moggill Creek Catchment Tour 2019

On Sunday 16th June, MCCG hosted a very successful tour of the Moggill Creek catchment organised by Brisbane City Council (BCC). The t..Read more

29-Jun-2019
Persisting platypus - wonderful talk at our mid year meeting!

Tamielle Blunt from the University of Queensland gave a wonderful talk about platypus and our platypus surveys at our 2019 mid year meeting. H..Read more

24-Jun-2019
Date claimer: MCCG mid year Public Meeting

Our mid year Public Meeting will be held: Thursday night 27 June at Brookfield Hall, commencing 7.15pm YOU ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US! Th..Read more

22-Jun-2019
Wanted: Miconia

Have you seen Miconia growing in Queensland? Native to tropical America, miconia is a restricted invasive plant under the Biosecurity Act, 2014. ..Read more

19-Jun-2019
Platypus Alert !!!!

We've just received news of a platypus sighting at a spot where (to our best knowledge) platypus have not been sighted before. This morning (W..Read more

14-Jun-2019
CWCN Moore Park Bushcare Launch

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 receive..Read more

09-Jun-2019
Kids Day at the Cottage 2019

Nothing is better than seeing kids have fun! And there was SO MUCH FUN! ... at this year's Kids Day at the Cottage. Lots to learn as ..Read more

07-Jun-2019
Breaking news: New green bridge for Bellbowrie

Five new "green bridges" are being proposed for Brisbane. One of these will cross the river between Bellbowrie and Wacol. Green bridges are de..Read more

04-Jun-2019
Let's talk about Tawnies

The Tawny Frogmouth is undeniably one of the most beloved birds in Australia. Most of us have come across one of these birds at dusk, just as ..Read more

24-May-2019
e-liminating your e-waste

Don't travel all the way to Willawong! A local charity in Kenmore Hills accepts all sorts of e-waste - in their own words: "almost anything that ..Read more

24-May-2019
Feral deer

The MCCG has been approached by a student from the University of Queensland who is carrying out a project on feral deer in Brisbane and seeking re..Read more

23-May-2019
McKay Brook working bee changes

This is a heads up from Bryan: OUR NEXT WORKING BEE WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY 26 MAY FROM 8.30am - 11.00am! This Sunday we will do some wee..Read more

19-May-2019
Another amazing birding site in our catchment!

In a new Bush Bites article, our very own local bird expert Jim Butler introduces us to another fabulous birding location in our catchment. Th..Read more

14-May-2019
NEWS ALERT: McKAY BROOK WORKING BEE CANCELLED

Due to the Brookfield Show, the McKay Brook working bee scheduled for Sunday 19 May has been cancelled. The next working bee will be held on S..Read more

05-May-2019
Now is the perfect time ....

... to spot a Rose Robin! These beautiful little birds are currently migrating up from the southern states to escape the cold weather. Jim..Read more

30-Apr-2019
CWCN Workshop: Small native mammals

The Cubberla-Witton Catchments Network (CWCN) is holding a workshop on Saturday 18 May featuring "Small Native Mammals". Small mammals, genera..Read more

30-Apr-2019
MCCG stall catches everyone's attention

Our recent stall at the Kenmore Village drew much attention from shoppers. The whole display was aimed at people who care about our local envi..Read more

23-Apr-2019
Anzac Tree Daisy - time to spray or slash!

These days we often describe things as "EVENTS." Rain events, storm events, flood events - it's the language of our times. Well, here's..Read more

22-Apr-2019
It's Showtime!!!!

YES! That wonderful weekend of the year has rolled around again! IT'S BROOKFIELD SHOW TIME!!!! The show runs from Friday 17th till Sunday..Read more

17-Apr-2019
If you're mechanically minded, WE NEED YOU!

We are seeking a special volunteer! We need a Quartermaster/Equipment Supervisor. The person we're looking for will have some mechanical..Read more

14-Apr-2019
Spring in Autumn

The recent rains have created an unusual situation around the catchment which may be escaping our attention. It seems many of our local native..Read more

13-Apr-2019
How the Easter Bilby was born

The Easter Bilby campaign was created in 1991 to draw the nation's attention to conservation efforts to save the Greater Bilby. You may wish a..Read more

07-Apr-2019
Purple Swamphens in ancient Greece!

For most of us the Purple Swamphen is a familiar sight. They are abundant in parklands and by our waterways, foraging in reeds for soft shoots, fr..Read more

31-Mar-2019
Do birds have personalities?

What do you think? If you've ever reflected on the natural cheekiness of a rainbow lorikeet or the inquisitive nature of a noisy minor, the d..Read more

31-Mar-2019
Join the Cooloola BioBlitz!!!

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. Th..Read more

24-Mar-2019
Watch our Gardening Australia segment!

ABC TV has generously allowed us to share the recent Gardening Australia segment in which our own Adrian Webb does a stellar job communicating the..Read more

23-Mar-2019
Mt Coot-tha zipline appeal

Western suburbs residents may be interested to learn of an appeal lodged recently against the Brisbane City Council approval to build ziplines, wa..Read more

23-Mar-2019
Off-road cycling locations in Brisbane

Brisbane City Council is creating a city-wide plan which aims to provide off-road cycling facilities for children, adults, and families within bus..Read more

17-Mar-2019
Check out our Gardening Australia segment!

The MCCG featured in a recent episode of the ABC's "Gardening Australia". Head to our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/moggillcreek/) t..Read more

15-Mar-2019
Best newsletter yet!

Our Autumn 2019 newsletter is arguably our best one yet! DO YOURSELF A FAVOUR: put the kids to bed early, grab a drink of your choice and sett..Read more

12-Mar-2019
Alert: outbreak of fungal disease in Eastern Water dragons

Our colleagues at the Pullen Pullen Catchments Group have reported a scientific alert regarding an outbreak of a severe skin disease caused by a p..Read more

10-Mar-2019
Unremarkable in appearance ...

but SO beautifully adapted to "soak up the pooled liquid nectar stored in flowers!" Welcome to the world of the Brown Honeyeater! This lit..Read more

04-Mar-2019
MCCG features on Gardening Australia!

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! You'll..Read more

03-Mar-2019
My love of birds

Have you found your passion? Our latest Bush Bites article is a delight! Written by Jim Butler, our own avian expert, it describes how his en..Read more

03-Mar-2019
MEMBERS: time to plant!

The MCCG nursery started from humble beginnings in 1999 under our first co-ordinator Michael Reif. It is now a substantial operation, giving away ..Read more

24-Feb-2019
Fauna flourishing in the Western Suburbs

Our close neighbour, the Cubberla-Witton Catchment Network (CWCN), recently commissioned a report into fauna in Pullenvale Forest Park. The re..Read more

23-Feb-2019
Our urban forests - a talk at Kenmore Library

Join Dr Chris Galbraith from Three Mile Scrub to learn about the history of this group and celebrate their remarkable restoration work which date..Read more

23-Feb-2019
Going batty!

Australasian Bat Night is back! Now in its 6th year, Australasian Bat Night 2019 celebrates the positive aspects of bats and educates people ..Read more

12-Feb-2019
Forecast temp: 32 degrees

It has been 32 degrees in Brisbane for over 30 days in a row! HOW ARE YOU DEALING WITH THE HEAT? WHAT CHANGES ARE HAPPENING AROUND YOU? ..Read more

07-Feb-2019
A case of mistaken identity

We recently ran a news item about our Huntington bushcare group. In the space of a single Sunday morning the team planted around 380 native tr..Read more

05-Feb-2019
Share your knowledge ...

Volunteering with us is not always about bushcare! Running a catchment group such as ours requires a multitude of activities and skills. If yo..Read more

05-Feb-2019
Volunteers do us proud (again!)

Another remarkable MCCG achievement !!! Last Sunday 18 volunteers from Jim Pope's Section 3 Tuckett St Park bushcare group successfully plante..Read more

03-Feb-2019
What's in a name?

Is it "Julgira" ... or "Blue Jay" ... or "Shufflewing"? maybe it's a "Summerbird" ... .... or is it something else? Click here (http:/..Read more

02-Feb-2019
Mt Coot-tha zipline DA approved

Brisbane City Council announced that the development application for the controversial Mt Coot-tha Zipline was approved 1 February 2019. More ..Read more

28-Jan-2019
Restoring weedy areas and retaining wildlife

Embarking upon a restoration doesn't necessarily mean destroying habitats for local wildlife. With some simple planning you can carry out your..Read more

26-Jan-2019
MCCG - Outstanding Achievement Runner Up!

The MCCG was recently awarded runner up for the Pullenvale Ward Outstanding Achievement award in the Queensland Community Achievement Awards. ..Read more

19-Jan-2019
Time to review the Bio Act

Biosecurity Queensland is inviting your feedback into a review of the Biosecurity Act 2014. This legislation governs how we manage biosecurit..Read more

13-Jan-2019
Declawing Cats Claw

We're pleased to report welcome news regarding the statewide crusade against Cats Claw Creeper. In partnership with Seqwater, Healthy Land and..Read more

04-Jan-2019
When is a Honeyeater more than a Honeyeater?

When it eats insects, caterpillars and spiders as well! Read Jim Butler's January edition of Feather Fascination to learn just which Honeyeate..Read more

30-Dec-2018
Could fish sounds be an indicator of river health?

We're all familiar with the concept of bird song ... But it appears that fish can be equally vocal, using a variety of sounds like grunting, s..Read more

29-Dec-2018
Hey, who are you looking for?

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. Alexand..Read more

24-Dec-2018
A wish for you

As 2018 draws to a close, we sincerely extend our thanks to our members and other community folk who have helped the MCCG in so many ways througho..Read more

14-Dec-2018
Hot off the press!

Let us entertain you over the Christmas break! Our Summer 2018 Newsletter is a treasure. For starters, it features a wonderful collection of s..Read more

11-Dec-2018
Bushcare summer holiday

Many of our wonderful bushcare volunteers will enjoy a well deserved break over Christmas! For details about our working bee dates during the..Read more

10-Dec-2018
Birds on summer holiday

You may not recognise the appearance of the Eastern Koel in this short video of Tim Sigg's, but if you watch it through to the end, there's a good..Read more

06-Dec-2018
CWCN Christmas activities

Each Christmas our Cubberla-Witton Catchment Catchment Network colleagues never fail to deliver a wonderful program of children's educational act..Read more

06-Dec-2018
Birds upon Bovines - symbiosis perfected!

The Cattle Egret's story is so interesting! We have all seen these white birds sitting atop of livestock. And yet, during their breeding seaso..Read more

02-Dec-2018
Another notable AGM

Our 2018 AGM was held on Monday 26 November at the Brookfield Hall. Our new committee was elected in and we were all captivated by Dr Ian Gynt..Read more

27-Nov-2018
Mt Coot-tha Zipline - what do you think?

Brisbane City Council is inviting community feedback on two major planning components of the proposed Mt Coot-tha Zipline: the draft Mt Coot-t..Read more

27-Nov-2018
A link worth sharing!

Birdlife Australia recently announced the winners of its "2018 Australian Bird Photographer of the Year." And the results are stunning! If yo..Read more

26-Nov-2018
The Rescue Project - What's your story?

"Have you ever rescued a riverbank? A tract of bush, native tree or a garden, a waterway, an eroded beach or some farmland? A native animal or bird? ..Read more

26-Nov-2018
South East Queensland - let's catch up!

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 of ..Read more

18-Nov-2018
Our cameo performance with Gardening Australia!

We were recently visited by a team from the ABC’s ‘Gardening Australia’ programme. They filmed a segment on the damage to t..Read more

17-Nov-2018
Shaping the future of Tuckett St Park

Our heartfelt thanks to Council for their recent removal of several large Chinese Elms from Tuckett St. Park. They have facilitated a revitalising..Read more

01-Nov-2018
And the winners are .....

CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU TO ALL ENTRANTS IN THE MCCG PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION 2018! The standard of all photos this year was exceptional! ..Read more

30-Oct-2018
A peek at a platypus

During the MCCG Platypus Survey back in September Beck Bain had her own remarkable encounter with a platypus. It took place in Moggill Creek,..Read more

29-Oct-2018
20 years of triumph in South East Queensland!

MCCG member Richard Tumman provided the MCCG with some free advertising in an ABC Radio interview recently. Thank you Richard!! The purpose o..Read more

24-Oct-2018
Want to see some wonderful photos?

Be sure to take a look at our online Field Guide to Mammals in the Catchment (http://www.moggillcreek.org.au/mammals-of-the-moggill-creek-catchmen..Read more

23-Oct-2018
Platypus ripples

On a damp and misty Sunday morning on 9th September, 47 intrepid (and chilly) volunteers arrived at their assigned sites before dawn on a mission ..Read more

21-Oct-2018
A Visit by Council

On Sunday 21st October, Councillor Kate Richards (Pullenvale Ward) and Councillor Vicki Howard (Chairman of the Field Services Committee of Brisba..Read more

11-Oct-2018
Bryan Hacker has returned

... and brought some rain with him! So, if you would like some native plants from the Nursery please contact Bryan at 3374 1468 or jbhack..Read more

09-Oct-2018
Colour in the Catchment

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). ..Read more

06-Oct-2018
The Willie Wagtail's tail wag

Jim Butler's October issue of Feather Fascination will enlighten you with many interesting facts about the Willie Wagtail. Many of us are fam..Read more

28-Sep-2018
Read all about it !!!!

Our Spring 2018 newsletter has arrived, fresh off the press!!! This issue is very diverse! Read about our Platypus 2018 Survey and the La..Read more

27-Sep-2018
Remember your membership

Just a friendly reminder to all members that your annual 2018-19 membership fees are due for renewal in November. The fee is $20 per per..Read more

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

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