Wildlife

Despite our proximity to Brisbane and its suburbs, the Moggill Creek catchment contains a surprisingly diverse community of native fauna. Sightings of koalas, echidnas, platypus, possums, gliders, bandicoots delight the patient observer, and birds and butterflies, frogs and fish, lizards, snakes and goannas all call Brookfield home.

In a workshop for Wildcare Australia, the well-wooded and relatively undisturbed hillsides in the upper catchment were referred to as an ‘Ark’ because the area is the last remaining stronghold in the Greater Brisbane Area for some species of native animals.  For example, the Greater Glider, which is considered rare and nearing extinction, is being spotted commonly.  The first sighting in five years of a Rufous Bettong was made in Savages Road, and the Red neck Pademelon is returning to the area.  Sightings of the Rufous Nightjar and an expanding population of koalas in Haven Road are signs that restoration of native vegetation by members, supported by us,  the Brisbane City Council Wildlife Conservation Partnership Program and SEQ's Land for Wildlife Program are having a positive effect on native fauna.

An excellent reference book for the area is the Queensland Museum’s Wildlife of Greater Brisbane, available from the Museum and selected bookstores.

Contact the Secretary if you would like to contribute articles or photos of unusual sightings.

Click on the links below to learn more about some of the animals and insects with whom we share this beautiful little corner of Queensland.

Birds

The MCC Bird Project 2012 – 2017 This 5 year project was launched in Spring 2012 and will raise the profile of birds in the Catchment. It in.. Read more about Birds

Butterflies

Specific local butterflies need specific native plants – not for themselves as beautiful flower-sipping adults, but for their caterpillar le.. Read more about Butterflies

Dung Beetle Survey 2010-2011

Dr Geoff Monteith (Queensland Museum) and Ms Tania Kenyon (University of Queensland) were engaged to carry out a survey of both native and introdu.. Read more about Dung Beetle Survey 2010-2011

Feral Animals and Other Pests

The Brisbane area suffers from quite a few introduced and native pest species. Particularly problematic in our catchment are: Feral Deer Fox.. Read more about Feral Animals and Other Pests

Koalas

Conserving and improving the natural environment of our catchment is what we are all about, and we do this by working to restore the catchment's i.. Read more about Koalas

Native Fish

(/LiteratureRetrieve.aspx?ID=133071)A guide to identifying fish species of Moggill Creek was prepared by Aquatic Ecologist, Dr Tim Howell, initia.. Read more about Native Fish

Platypus

Have you ever seen a platypus in the wild? Would you like to? You might be surprised to learn that they live in the Moggill and Gold Creeks. D.. Read more about Platypus