News Archive


26-Apr-2017
MCCG values the safety of its volunteers

Thanks to the generosity of the Red Cross, the MCCG now has an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) installed at the Nursery. This will improve ..Read more

19-Apr-2017
NEW BIRD SIGHTING IN OUR CATCHMENT !!!

SUCH exciting news! Ed Fraser captured this photo of the Superb Fruit-Dove on 18th April. It was taken at Brookfield and is the first recorde..Read more

10-Apr-2017
Blue in the face!

You may think you're familiar with these birds because you've seen them in your garden but how much do you really know about them? Jim Butler..Read more

09-Apr-2017
A simple request for help

We are passing on a request from Brisbane City Council's Land for Wildlife officers. They are seeking help with a stocktake of Richmond birdwi..Read more

09-Apr-2017
MCCG 2017 Action Plan now released

MCCG has a new Strategic Plan, together with an accompanying list of important actions. These actions are listed under each strategy, with the..Read more

03-Apr-2017
Post Flood Rescue, Tuckett Park - thanks to working group volunteers

Congratulations are due to the willing volunteers who turned out to remove flood debris and recover the trees and shrubs along Creekside Street, T..Read more

30-Mar-2017
**CANCELLED**

Please be advised that the McKay Brook working bee Sunday 1 April HAS BEEN CANCELLED. The next Section 11 working bee will therefore be Sunday..Read more

22-Mar-2017
MEMBERS: time to plant!

We have recently had some good rain and days are becoming a little cooler, so now could be a good time to plant! Bryan will be away for a co..Read more

22-Mar-2017
IT'S HOLIDAY TIME !!!

Fun activities are waiting for all budding scientists and young lovers of nature! Cubberla-Witton Catchments Network has announced their Autumn/Ea..Read more

17-Mar-2017
A Letter from Gordon

Calling all "UPPER GOLD CREEKERS!" The first 2017 working bee for Section 9 will be held this Sunday 17 March We will meet at 8.30am at 6..Read more

07-Mar-2017
Strategic Plan for 2017 - new goals and next steps

MCCG has a new strategic plan ..... In 2016 the Management Committee decided to undertake a planning exercise. Older plans reflected a tim..Read more

05-Mar-2017
A thing of beauty ....

is a joy forever ... as the saying goes! We invite you to read the latest edition of Jim Butler's "Feather Fascination" and to be struck by the v..Read more

05-Feb-2017
A Myriad of Topics

In this month's Feather Fascination, Jim reflects on the past five years sharing his infinite love of birding through his column. But he also ..Read more

25-Jan-2017
New Flight Arrivals

We are very excited to announce that four new birds were officially recorded in the Catchment in 2016! They include: Black-shouldered K..Read more

17-Jan-2017
Cottage Talks 2017

Members! Place a cross on your 2017 calendars on the third Thursday of each month as a reminder to attend our Cottage Talks! A wide range of ..Read more

17-Jan-2017
First working bees for 2017

We trust you've all had a wonderful break! Let's launch the new year with an assault on the many weeds that have proliferated due to our recent hu..Read more

16-Jan-2017
Membership Fees are due now

Just a quick reminder that your annual 2017 membership fee ($20 per person) is now due. Please download a version of the application for..Read more

02-Jan-2017
Mannikins in Brisbane

Have you ever seen a Chestnut-breasted Mannikin? These beautiful chestnut brown finches can be seen in long grasses and lantana thicke..Read more

28-Dec-2016
Weeds don't take holidays!

Everyone at the MCCG wishes our friends and supporters a safe and festive holiday season and a New Year that is ab..Read more

18-Dec-2016
MCCG farewells a friend

The Moggill Creek Catchment Group has recently lost a founding member and one of our most staunch supporters. Emeritus professor Graeme Wi..Read more

02-Dec-2016
Highlights of the 2016 Annual General Meeting

2016 marks the 19th year of the MCCG's operation. A very successful and well attended AGM (57 Attendees) was held on Monday 28th November. A compr..Read more

30-Nov-2016
Avian Residential Planning - Building Birds Nests

Birds are remarkable builders and Jim Butler's latest edition of "Feather Fascination" gives us an insight into the complexities and science of ne..Read more

22-Nov-2016
* WHAT REVISION DAY * CANCELLED

Saturday 26 November 2016 Unfortunately the Waterway Health Assessment Training (WHAT) Revision Day at the Yoorala Street Community Garden, T..Read more

22-Nov-2016
Creek Health Monitoring Survey Sunday 27 November

The second Creek Health Monitoring Project (CHMP) event for 2016 is scheduled for Sunday 27 November. Find out more from the brochure here (ht..Read more

21-Nov-2016
FIRE ANTS FOUND IN BROOKFIELD !

A CALL TO ACTION: Unfortunately Fire Ants have recently been found in Brookfield. Everyone can play a part in eradicating these dangerous and i..Read more

21-Nov-2016
WEED ALERT-MOGGILL CREEK

An infestation of the Creeping Burrhead water plant has recently been found and removed from the bed of Moggill Creek. This raises some concern th..Read more

15-Nov-2016
Brisbane's Wild West Calendar 2017

DON'T MISS OUT! Brisbane's Wild West Calendar 2017 is now available! With over 50 stunning photos taken in our wonderful Western catchments, ..Read more

14-Nov-2016
... AND THE WINNER IS ....

TAKE A LOOK AT SOME PHOTOS FROM OUR PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION! The calibre of this year's entries was simply outstanding and all entrants are to..Read more

07-Nov-2016
Love Life, Love Birds

November's issue of Feather Fascination is a beautifully written and romantic tribute to the precious Plains Wanderer. Click here (http://www...Read more

07-Nov-2016
Why it Matters

The Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland is hosting a dinner with special guest Peter Garrett AM on Saturday 19 November. Please contac..Read more

30-Oct-2016
A Word of Caution about Weed Removal

We are all worried about environmental weeds in the Moggill Creek Catchment and we are continually on the lookout for the best way to control them..Read more

23-Oct-2016
View photos close to home!

Come and browse through the fabulous entries in this year's Photography Competition! Entries will be displayed at Kenmore Shopping Village fr..Read more

22-Oct-2016
Cats Claw Creeper Update

Our crusade to eradicate Cats Claw Creeper is as strong as ever. In partnership with SEQ Catchments, Brisbane City Council and officers of B..Read more

19-Oct-2016
Applications for 2016-17 Environmental Grants

A key theme of Brisbane City Council's Vision 2031 is to build a clean, green city by sustaining our healthy rivers, waterways, natural areas, par..Read more

19-Oct-2016
GET CLICKING!

CLOSING DATE TODAY! Be sure to submit your entry for our Photography Competition by 2pm Saturday 22 October! Entries may be submitted with a ..Read more

14-Oct-2016
Our love affair with lawns

Everybody loves a wide sweeping lawn but our love affair with lawns has resulted in several bird species achieving significant dominance througho..Read more

26-Sep-2016
NEWSFLASH - Beautiful Rainforest Walk in Upper Brookfield Sunday 2nd October

Rainforest Walk in Upper Brookfield - Everyone Welcome! Sunday, 2nd October 7am start. This walk is being led by Peter de Jong on his beautif..Read more

21-Sep-2016
Changes to MCCG Newsletter

After a long and significant contribution to MCCG as newsletter editor and in many other ways, Graeme Wilson is handing over some of his activities. T..Read more

19-Sep-2016
MCCG Green Army Launch

Spring has sprung and there was a decided spring in the step of Federal MP Jane Prentice along the banks of Moggill Creek as she declared the offi..Read more

19-Sep-2016
A Plethora of Platypus

Fifty dedicated volunteers set their alarms VERY EARLY to take part in the annual MCCG Platypus Survey on Moggill Creek on 11 September. Check..Read more

16-Sep-2016
Every Picture Tells a Story

KIDS DAY AT THE COTTAGE 2016 ... was a hands-on day filled with happiness and fun! These photos taken on the day show just how busy our clever..Read more

13-Sep-2016
DON'T FORGET our next Cottage Talk !!!

Challenge of the Cane Toad Thursday 15 September, 10am at The Cottage. Professor Rob Capon leads a research group which is rolling out a..Read more

11-Sep-2016
PLATYPUS SURVEY IS ON !!!

Those who registered for the Platypus Survey will be pleased to know that the survey WILL GO AHEAD on Sunday 11/09 !! despite the inclement weathe..Read more

08-Sep-2016
MCCG & National Threatened Species Week

The week of 4-11 September was a time to reflect on the loss of so many of our animals, plants and ecosystems... but it’s not all bad news!..Read more

02-Sep-2016
Go bush & meet an Oriole!

The latest issue of Feather Fascination reveals some interesting facts about the Olive-backed Oriole, a colourful bird which is commonly encounter..Read more

20-Aug-2016
New Environmentally Focussed Apps

Two recently released apps will no doubt attract South East Queenslanders who have a passion for the environment. "Frogs of Australia" is..Read more

09-Aug-2016
Breaking Bad Habitats

Habitat quality is critical to the richness and abundance of the bird community and indeed to sustaining our region's entire biodiversity. Cli..Read more

04-Aug-2016
------ !!! NEWSFLASH !!! ------ Help Rescue Rowena!

SUNDAY 7 AUGUST! We are seeking volunteers for a new Buschcare group to restore Rowena Park. This lovely parkland is located alongside Moggill..Read more

25-Jul-2016
PLATYPUS SURVEY Sunday 11 Sept - Register NOW!

TRY SOMETHING NEW! NOW is the perfect time to become a PLATY-WATCHER! How about joining a specialised group who volunteer for our annual M..Read more

20-Jul-2016
New entity - Healthy Waterways and Catchments

A new era for the management of South East Queensland’s land and waterways has been formally announced with the official formation of Health..Read more

17-Jul-2016
Yellow tailed visitors to Tuckett Park!

There have been several sightings of a Yellow-tailed black cockatoo family in Tuckett Park and nearby areas recently. Check out our Facebook p..Read more

07-Jul-2016
National Tree Day 2016

Did you know that National Tree Day falls on Sunday 31 July? Tree Day presents an opportunity to do something positive for your local environm..Read more

03-Jul-2016
Things that pierce the silence of the night

Have you ever heard a lonely, mournful wail breaking the silence of the night? Our July edition of "Feather Fascination" reveals the story of ..Read more

15-Jun-2016
What lies beneath?

We've had some unwelcome guests (Tilapia) in the swimming hole near Creekside Street Kenmore Hills. Take a look at our Ferals Animal (http://..Read more

12-Jun-2016
BREAKING NEWS: New bird sighting in Brookfield

On April 17th, a native bird which has never been seen in our Catchment was sighted at Adavale Street Brookfield! This wonderful occurrence is..Read more

13-May-2016
BRIGHT RED LADYBIRDS ...

KIDS' DAY AT THE COTTAGE - SUNDAY 12 JUNE! 10am-1pm. Join us at the Cottage on the Gold Creek Dam Reserve at the very end of Gold Creek Roa..Read more

12-May-2016
Calling all strategic thinkers

(members and non members alike) The MCCG is undertaking a vital strategic planning process over the next few months to determine our priorities fo..Read more

09-Apr-2016
Things that go BUMP in the night ... Seminar 20 April

The Brisbane Biodiversity Seminar series provides members of Land for Wildlife, Habitat Brisbane, Environment Centre and Creek Catchment groups an opp..Read more

09-Apr-2016
Have your Say by 26 April - Weed & Pest Animal Management

The QLD State Government is inviting property owners and other affected parties to provide feedback on the future management of weed and pest anim..Read more

07-Apr-2016
Aquatic Macro Invertebrate Survey Training Workshop - Sat 21 May

This workshop is part of the Waterway Health Assessment Training (WHAT) program provided by Brisbane City Council’s Creek Catchment Program...Read more

31-Mar-2016
VOLUNTEER NOW! Help the Richmond Birdwing! Field work - April to early May

The Richmond Birdwing Conservation Network together with Wildlife Qld are currently recruiting volunteers to help with field data collection of Du..Read more

16-Mar-2016
NEWSFLASH! REMINDER! Beautiful Birdlife in Brookfield - 17 March 10am

Visit the Cottage for a wonderful talk with Ed Frazer who will share with us his amazing photos of birds in the Brookfield area. Truly worth seein..Read more

15-Mar-2016
Landcare for Singles Speed Planting - 19 March

It's not strictly speed dating but it sure has some parallells! Single Brisbanites are invited to this free event at St Lucia Esplanade Park st..Read more

05-Mar-2016
Fish Survey Training Workshop - 12 March 8am

This workshop is part of the ongoing Waterway Health Assessment Training (WHAT) program provided by Council’s Creek Catchment Program. Fish gene..Read more

19-Feb-2016
Newsflash!!!

REMINDER FOR MEMBERS !!! Recording Wildlife Sightings Talk at the Cottage 10 am Saturday 20th February 2016 Book your place: daleborgelt..Read more

06-Jan-2016
2015 Annual General Meeting - 30th November 2015

The MCCG Annual General Meeting was held at the Brookfield Hall on Monday 30th November, with around 40 people in attendance. Our Chairman, Warre..Read more

07-Nov-2015
MCCG Annual General Meeting 2015 Notice - Monday 30th November

The MCCG 2015 Annual General Meeting will be held at the Brookfield Hall, starting at 7:30pm on Monday 30th November. Come along to hear about A D..Read more

02-Nov-2015
Another Successful Photography Competition 2015

The winners in the 2015 MCCG Photography competition were presented with their prizes at the awards ceremony in Kenmore Village Shopping Centre on..Read more

16-Oct-2015
2015 Photography Competition Entries Due 24th October ...

The Moggill Creek Catchment Group annual photography competition is nearly here. Photographs must be submitted on Saturday October 24th so you ha..Read more

14-Oct-2015
Cottage Talk Thurs 15th Oct 2015 - Why Record Wildlife Sightings

Thursday 15 October 10 am- 12 Talk at the Cottage: “Why record Wildlife Sightings” by Brent Smith. "A bird in a record is worth two in ..Read more

13-Oct-2015
MCCG is looking for a Volunteer Website Coordinator

MCCG is looking for a volunteer website coordinator to join our team. So, if you enjoy working with computers, have an interest in local environme..Read more

09-Sep-2015
2015 Platypus Survey - 11 Confirmed Sightings

On Sunday morning 6th Sept, 65 people braved the 4:30am start (fortunately not too cold this year!) to see if they could spot a platypus. A tota..Read more

01-Aug-2015
Kids Day at the Cottage 2015 - Record Numbers!

The Annual MCCG Kids Day at the Cottage on Sunday 7th June 2015 was a great success, with attendance of over 400! Presenters were busy the who..Read more

31-Jul-2015
Deerhurst Park Maintenance - A call for volunteers and a problem with vandalism

Are you one of the people using the trail through Deerhurst Park to walk or ride on? If so, you might be interested in helping to maintain the path, w..Read more

30-Jul-2015
MCCG On Facebook!

MCCG has a new Facebook page! We invite you to view it… If you would like to use Facebook to follow the activities of MCCG and learn i..Read more

14-Jun-2015
Wider publicity for Cats Claw Work

In a recent article in the Australian Association of Bush Regenerators Newsletter (Number 125, June 2015), Bryan Hacker introduces the Moggill Cre..Read more

13-Jun-2015
Caring For Our Environment

Advice and help is at hand for removing invasive weeds and restoring habitat. The Moggill Creek Catchment Group's Landcare Adviser, Bryan Hacker, ..Read more

20-May-2015
Submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on the Environment

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on the Environment is currently undertaking an enquiry into the administration and transparency of the..Read more

14-May-2015
Rowena Street Park Restoration Project - Residents Meeting 14th June

A meeting for interested residents is planned for Sunday June 14th at 2pm, by the park bench opposite the bamboo. For more details of this import..Read more

09-May-2015
Join the Search for Fire Ants

Although small, fire ants are one of the worst invasive species to hit Australia's shores. Biosecurity Queensland has been working hard to c..Read more

17-Mar-2015
Talk on Fire Ants at the Cottage 19th March 2015 10am

Riki Fulton will talk about "Beyond The Edge" - a major campaign being run by the National Red Imported Fire Ant Eradication Program. Attendees will..Read more

17-Mar-2015
Recent Sighting of an Vulnerable Species - Glossy Black Cockatoos

Two Glossy Black Cockatoos were sighted during a recent Land For Wildlife survey in Pacey Road, Upper Brookfield. Black Cockatoos are listed under Qu..Read more

05-Mar-2015
Tuckett Park Flood Story

There were surprisingly few losses from flood damage in the Tuckett Park area, despite the fact that some of our plantings on the lower banks in t..Read more

02-Mar-2015
Lord Mayors Australia Day Awards 2015

Congratulations are in order! MCCG was awarded a 2015 Lord Mayor’s Australia Day Green Heart Award – Organisation. ..Read more

01-Jan-2015
Aquatic Weeds Identification Workshop

Dangerous aquatic weeds occur in our catchment. MCCG supported by Brisbane City Council have run a successful identification workshop with landholders..Read more

28-Nov-2014
MCCG Annual General Meeting 2014

The Moggill Creek Catchment Group's Annual General Meeting was held at Brookfield Hall at the Brookfield Showgrounds at 7.30pm on Monday 24th Nove..Read more

26-May-2013
Kids’ day at The Cottage 2013

On Sunday May 26th, perfect day weatherwise, the 2013 Kids’ day at the Cottage was again a most enjoyable day for all involved. Each ..Read more