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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


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

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

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

Info sessions on Cats Claw Creeper

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


CANE TOAD COLLECTION EVENT FRIDAY 9 MARCH Brisbane City Council, in collaboration with the MCCG and the Cubberla-Witton Catchment Network (CW..Read more

Red-necked Pademelons in the catchment

For many years there have been unsubstantiated rumours that a Red-necked Pademelon had been seen in the vicinity of Gold Creek Road. But no-o..Read more

Golden Orb Weavers

STOP FOR A MOMENT TO THINK ! Can you see the beauty in a spider? If you read our latest Bush Bites article you may find yourself captured by ..Read more

How do water birds dive?

In this month's issue of Feather Fascination, Jim Butler explains physiological features of the Australasian Darter which enable it to perform so ..Read more

MEMBERS, please keep tomorrow morning free!

Did you know ... that fungi can no longer be considered as native plants? Our summer newsletter reported that, following last year's annual ph..Read more

Under the Mistletoe

We often think of mistletoe as a scourge! Mistletoe is a hemi-parasitic woody plant which attaches to other plants with its haustoria, special..Read more

MEMBERS: time to plant!

We have recently had some good rain and the days are becoming a little cooler, so now could be a good time to plant! Please phone Bryan Hack..Read more

Book now for Aquatic Macro-Invertebrate Survey Training

In 2015/16, Brisbane City Council's Creek Catchment Program (CCP) introduced the Waterway Health Assessment Training (WHAT) program to provide cat..Read more

*NEW* Online Butterfly Identification List !

We are very excited about the release of our latest online field guide: Butterflies Found within the Catchment. The list contains some beautif..Read more

Where did the Bullies go?

How many of us remember what a "Bullie" is? Back in the day, flocks of Bullies used to soar overhead but this is a sight seldom seen these..Read more

A Tricky Feathertail Glider Release

In our Summer Newsletter, Chris Read kindly shared his story about the soft release of a Feathertail Glider family from his property. The sto..Read more

Found in Tuckett Street Park: A tiny turtle!

This baby turtle was found emerging from a nest in the woodchips surrounding the childrens play area in Tuckett St. Park. It seems that the ..Read more

Membership fees are due

Just a friendly reminder to all members that your annual 2018 membership fee is now due. The fee is $20 per person. Please download ..Read more

Challenge of the Cane Toad

Cane toads (Rhinella marina) pose a very serious threat to our native wildlife, particularly those which feed on frogs. This includes goannas, sna..Read more

Riddles to get you thinking: 1. What is FID?

2. When is a heron not a heron? ... to find the answers to both these riddles, click here ( more

Saturday arvo at McKay Brook

Would you like to see what's been happening recently at McKay Brook? Thanks to recent intermittent rainfall, our plantings from 11th November ..Read more

Boobooks in backyards!

If you're intrigued by owls and birds of the night, then you must check our latest Bush Bites article! Vicki and Paul Campbell share details o..Read more

Help us build a Butterfly List!

Breaking news! We have an exciting new project in the pipeline! We are building an Online Guide to the Butterflies found right here within o..Read more

A Never Ending Story

Our Catchment abounds with resilient people and amazing stories! .... not to mention postcard-perfect scenery and diverse plant-life and wildlife..Read more