Looking at the skyThere was a marvellous sky view to be seen from the bikeway through Teralba Park on Tuesday morning, 2 February. Brisbane experienced five days of hot weather in this week with the mercury reaching temperatures in the late 30s on 2 February. Long thin lines of fibratus clouds have spread across the skies due to the above-average heat in this particular week.
Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) forecaster, Sean Fitzgerald, (reported on 612Brisbane radio on 3 February) said although conditions had been hot, some of the cloud formations photographed by keen photographers had been due to ice in the atmosphere.
Sean said that it's basically an ice cloud that sits below a very high level inversion. 'When you see fibratus clouds in the air that look like hairs, that's when you looking at ice.' he said.
Sometimes, it pays well to lift our eyes up from our trees and plants and see the wonders in the sky!
|Interesting 'cirrostratus fibratus' clouds seen from Teralba Park (2 February 2016)|
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Dates and Events
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Read about our Common Myna Bird Humane Reduction Workshop!
Our recent birding walk was on 7 February 2016 at Wahminda Park, Samford Road. We had a pleasant morning of birding and the results are now on our 2016 page.
See 'Bird observations' for details of our past walks and the results of our observations for this year.
The new 2016 Program provides a convenient calendar of these activities with details of each walk planned for 2016.
Please contact Outing Coordinator, Jenny Ivin, on phone 3851 0160 or for further information.
Powerlink funds Wahminda Grove Bushcare Group
Group leader Lyn Ellerman advises that their group has negotiated with Powerlink to provide them with $4000 per annum for up to three years for weed control on their site in Ferny Hills.
These funds are to enable the group to have a contractor, brush cut and herbicide treat a buffer zone adjacent to their revegetation area to minimise the weed encroachment.
KBCB will assist the group raise an invoice to Powerlink for $2000 for the first six months weed control.
Workshop-Project Management Resource Manual
This resource was a collaborative project between Brisbane City Council, Volunteering Queensland Inc. and KBCN.The Manual covers all aspects of project management - but is tailored particularly to suit volunteer environmental groups! See details here!
For any other queries or comments, please contact our Vice-President, Philip Rowland, on phone 3260 5779 or by .
Find out about all of our Habitat Brisbane bushcare groups in the Bushcare Groups section together with details of plantings continuing this year.
Link also to Habitat Brisbane where our catchment groups are detailed amongst the Northern section.
Link to the Bushcare home page on the Moreton Bay Regional Council website to find locations and activity dates for Brook Park, Wahminda Grove, and other MBRC Bushcare sites.
Men of the Trees (MOTT)
For general queries to MOTT, please contact Fran on 3851 0858, or see their website for more information. Most activities meet at 9 am, break at 10.30 am for morning tea and finish work by 12.30 pm.
Know your creek - Kedron Brook
See the special Kedron Brook Catchment Branch fact sheet
(774 KB pdf file) produced by Brisbane City Council.
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Another view of the clouds above Teralba Park (2 February 2016)
Grey Gums - Maureen Lawrence Park (7 February 2016)
Pacific Baza holding feed for nearby babies (7 February 2016)
Busy MOTT workers at Arbor Park. (6 February 2016)
Balanced water carrier enjoys the sunshine. (6 February 2016)
KBCB - WPSQ Brochure
See our Kedron Brook Catchment Branch Brochure (247 KB pdf file) for a summary of our aims and activities.