Many of us are intrigued and delighted by seeing platypus in the wild. Sadly, current research indicates that platypus numbers in the greater..
Do you know an outstanding young person who deserves to be recognised? Why not enter them into the 7NEWS Young Achiever Awards? These..
There’s always something to attend in Brisbane when it comes to caring for and enjoying our local environment! The Brisbane Catchments Network has..
The Cubberla Witton Catchment Network (CWCN) never fails to deliver on fun holiday activities and the upcoming holidays are no exception! Choose from:..
Don’t miss out on this special event!! Our very own wildlife photographer Ed Frazer, the mastermind behind the MCCG online Catchment Field Guides, will..
Our colleagues at Cubberla-Witton Catchments Network invite you to a bird walk this Saturday 21 September, starting at 7am. This walk will be..
One of the most adorable birds in our catchment, often heard but seldom seen, is the Owlet-Nightjar. You may be lucky enough to..
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..
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..
The MCCG Management Committee is calling for expressions of interest from MCCG Members for funding support (up to $2000 per property) to carry..
Our 2019 Platypus Survey will be held bright and early on Sunday 8 September. Local wildlife photographer Ed Frazer knows there are platypus..
Most of us are aware that the Richmond birdwing butterfly is listed as a vulnerable species in Queensland. You may also be aware..
On Sunday 18th August 2019, MCCG hosted a working bee in Tuckett St. Park, Kenmore Hills for 14 students who are enrolled in..
Come join a member of the Queensland Urban Utilities SAS Laboratory team and Creek Catchment Officer, Anna Bourke, to explore the options for..
Keep Australia Beautiful Week is held late August each year to raise awareness about simple things we can all do to reduce our..
We are putting a callout for anyone who has any information about local Tallowwood trees. These eucalypts have an important place in our..
Could you have a WILD MACADAMIA TREE on your property? There are potentially thousands of wild macadamia trees hidden away on private properties..
“Last evening we went up and watched the male Powerful Owl bring a bat to the butchery tree and feed the female and..
TRY SOMETHING NEW! BECOME A PLATY-WATCHER ! How about joining a specialised group of volunteers for our annual MCCG Platypus Survey? No special skills required;..
Can you contribute to a road kill map of Brisbane? Alex Vanek from the Bulimba Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee (B4C) is developing an..
We have a wonderful photo to share with you, graciously provided by Janet De Vivo. It is a photo of a coot! You may..
A little known fact is that birds see do not see colour in the same way we do. Birds can see into the..
MCCG member Phil Bird, who is also a member of the Queensland Frog Society, will present a talk about frogs, their needs and how..
The Butterfly and Other Invertebrate Club invites you to bring along any vegetable pests, butterflies, moths, native bees, cicadas, ladybirds, dragonflies etc for identification. A..
The ABC recently published an article questioning the success of Biosecurity Queensland’s fire ant eradication program. It suggests that red imported fire ants..
Celebrate the launch of the Moreton Bay Foundation, share your concerns about the Bay and discover how you can help to preserve this..
The Oxley Creek Catchment Group invites you to their general meeting on Tuesday 27 August. As part of the meeting, Warwick Willmott will..
Healthy Land and Water is calling on all South-East Queensland residents to tell them how much we value and use our local waterways...
Bilby Tracks is a unique touring and educational program that takes participants on a journey of learning and discovery from the bilby crèche and..
The Queensland Community Achievement Awards are designed to encourage, acknowledge and reward the valuable contributions individuals, communities and businesses are making throughout Queensland...
Do you have a WOW bird photo? Time is running out to submit entries into the 2019 Birdlife Australia Photography Awards. For details,..
Next Sunday 28 July is National Tree Day! Let’s celebrate our local environment, which is so bountiful in diverse and beautiful trees! Why..
It’s FANTASTIC PLASTIC-FREE JULY and Wildlife Queensland is offering the chance to WIN! Tell them what you’re doing to reduce plastic waste this July..
Our colleagues at the Cubberla Witton Catchment Group are holding their general meeting on Tuesday 30 July. The meeting will include Howard Briggs..
If unsightly mounds of dirt have been appearing on your lawn lately, we may be able to identify the culprit! A little-known but..
The next working bee for our Section 3 Huntington Tuckett bushcare group will include some basic herbicide training to be provided by Andrew Wallace..
Our Huntington/Tuckett bushcare group had another very successful working bee on Sunday, with 15 people attending. Here is a report from group leader..
Norman Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee has invited members of the Moggill Creek Catchment to their August General Meeting on Monday 5th August. Sue..
Brisbane City Council’s next Biodiversity Seminar will be held on Thursday 11 July. Join special guest speaker, Professor Darryl Jones, as he explores..
In July’s issue of Feather Fascination, local birder and MCCG member Jim Butler introduces us to the Eurasian Coot. This small black waterbird is..
Your Winter newsletter is hot off the press and should be sitting in your inbox now! Our sincere thanks to editor Cathi Lawrence..
There is an opportunity to view and vote on the 75 images submitted for the 2020 Brisbane’s Wild West Calendar on Wednesday 17..
Tamielle Blunt from the University of Queensland gave a wonderful talk about platypus and our platypus surveys at our 2019 mid year meeting...
On Sunday 16th June, MCCG hosted a very successful tour of the Moggill Creek catchment organised by Brisbane City Council (BCC). The tour..
We’re pleased to share more photos from Kids Day at the Cottage 2019, courtesy of Dale Borgelt and Jim Pope. They certainly show..
Our mid year Public Meeting will be held: Thursday night 27 June at Brookfield Hall, commencing 7.15pm YOU ARE WELCOME TO JOIN US!..
Have you seen Miconia growing in Queensland? Native to tropical America, miconia is a restricted invasive plant under the Biosecurity Act, 2014. Miconia..
We’ve just received news of a platypus sighting at a spot where (to our best knowledge) platypus have not been sighted before. This..
We are putting the call out for photographic submissions for Brisbane’s Wild West Calendar 2020!!!! These calendars are produced each year jointly by THECA..
Join our CWCN colleagues for a walk through one of their oldest and wonderfully successful rehabilitation sites at Rainbow Forest on Saturday 22..
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..
Nothing is better than seeing kids have fun! And there was SO MUCH FUN! … at this year’s Kids Day at the Cottage. Lots..
Five new “green bridges” are being proposed for Brisbane. One of these will cross the river between Bellbowrie and Wacol. Green bridges are..
KEEP 9 JUNE FREE – FUN IN THE SUN! From 10am till 1pm at The Cottage (very end of Gold Creek Road) The..
The Tawny Frogmouth is undeniably one of the most beloved birds in Australia. Most of us have come across one of these birds..
Climate Week QLD will showcase how our state is moving towards a low-carbon, clean growth future and building a community of action to..
If you’re passionate about living a sustainable lifestyle, why not consider a day out with the family the Green Heart Fair on Sunday..
The Cubberla-Witton Catchments Network (CWCN) is holding a workshop on Saturday 15 June featuring “Threatened Species“. The recently published landmark UN Global Assessment..
Intrepid Landcare is not your usual Landcare group. They are “an adventurous organisation that empowers young people to lead on stuff that matters,..
The MCCG has been approached by a student from the University of Queensland who is carrying out a project on feral deer in..
The Richmond Birdwing Conservation Network (RBCN) is teaming up with the Samford Eco-Corridor to open a new Richmond birdwing butterfly habitat eco-corridor between Samford..
Don’t travel all the way to Willawong! A local charity in Kenmore Hills accepts all sorts of e-waste – in their own words:..
This is a heads up from Bryan: OUR NEXT WORKING BEE WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY 26 MAY FROM 8.30am – 11.00am! This..
In a new Bush Bites article, our very own local bird expert Jim Butler introduces us to another fabulous birding location in our catchment...
The South East Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium (SEQFBC) has teamed up with the Ecological Society of Australia to celebrate its 20th birthday..
Due to the Brookfield Show, the McKay Brook working bee scheduled for Sunday 19 May has been cancelled. The next working bee will..
… to spot a Rose Robin! These beautiful little birds are currently migrating up from the southern states to escape the cold weather...
Our colleagues at the Cubberla-Witton Catchments Network (CWCN) are running a series of bird walks. Everyone is welcome! The first will be held..
The Cubberla-Witton Catchments Network (CWCN) is holding a workshop on Saturday 18 May featuring “Small Native Mammals“. Small mammals, generally described as ‘small,..
Our recent stall at the Kenmore Village drew much attention from shoppers. The whole display was aimed at people who care about our..
These days we often describe things as “EVENTS.” Rain events, storm events, flood events – it’s the language of our times. Well, here’s..
There will be a Native Plants Market this Saturday 11 May at Grovely TAFE, via Woking Street Grovely. The market will run from 9am..
YES! That wonderful weekend of the year has rolled around again! IT’S BROOKFIELD SHOW TIME!!!! The show runs from Friday 17th till Sunday..
The MCCG is holding an information stand at the Kenmore Village on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 April. Come and say hello! If..
We are seeking a special volunteer! We need a Quartermaster/Equipment Supervisor. The person we’re looking for will have some mechanical skills and knowledge of..
The recent rains have created an unusual situation around the catchment which may be escaping our attention. It seems many of our local..
Members, keep Sunday the 26th of May free! It’s the date of Habitat Brisbane’s Orientation Day. This year it is being held at..
The Easter Bilby campaign was created in 1991 to draw the nation’s attention to conservation efforts to save the Greater Bilby. You may..
Please note that the following working bees planned for Easter Sunday 21 April have been postponed to Sunday 28 April: Section 2 –..
For most of us the Purple Swamphen is a familiar sight. They are abundant in parklands and by our waterways, foraging in reeds..
Brisbane City Council is offering free training to catchment group members. Its focus is social media and marketing in the digital space. The..
What do you think? If you’ve ever reflected on the natural cheekiness of a rainbow lorikeet or the inquisitive nature of a noisy..
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. The BioBlitz is..
This workshop is part of the Waterway Health Assessment Training (WHAT) provided by Council’s Creek Catchment Program. Aquatic Ecologist Natalie Toon will guide..
It’s Earth Hour 2019! Are you switching off? Every year millions of people in over 180 countries switch off their lights in March for..
ABC TV has generously allowed us to share the recent Gardening Australia segment in which our own Adrian Webb does a stellar job..
Brisbane City Council is creating a city-wide plan which aims to provide off-road cycling facilities for children, adults, and families within bushland reserves..
Western suburbs residents may be interested to learn of an appeal lodged recently against the Brisbane City Council approval to build ziplines, walking..
The MCCG featured in a recent episode of the ABC’s “Gardening Australia”. Head to our Facebook page to see an impressively crafted segment..
Learn how to prepare your property with practical fire management advice from Rural Fire Service, the SEQ Fire and Biodiversity Consortium, and the..
Our Autumn 2019 newsletter is arguably our best one yet! DO YOURSELF A FAVOUR: put the kids to bed early, grab a drink of..
We are having a special planting session of 800 plants on Sunday 31 March !!! Brisbane City Council has prepared the area with mulch and dug..
Our colleagues at the Pullen Pullen Catchments Group have reported a scientific alert regarding an outbreak of a severe skin disease caused by..
but SO beautifully adapted to “soak up the pooled liquid nectar stored in flowers!” Welcome to the world of the Brown Honeyeater! This..
A free public forum will be held at Kenmore Library on Sunday 17 March from 2pm to 5pm. The event consists of a..
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!..
The MCCG nursery started from humble beginnings in 1999 under our first co-ordinator Michael Reif. It is now a substantial operation, giving away between..
Have you found your passion? Our latest Bush Bites article is a delight! Written by Jim Butler, our own avian expert, it describes..
… but hurry, there’s not much time! This message is for the talented photographers of our catchment. They continue to captivate us with..
CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY is on again this Sunday and Brisbane City Council is encouraging us to get involved. Every year thousands of..