National Tree Day a great successNational Tree Day was a great success at Keryn Place Park, Keperra on Sunday morning, 27 July 2014.
Organised by Men of the Trees Queensland (MOTT), the activity was wonderfully supported by Habitat Brisbane, BCC, and volunteers from MOTT, Camoola Street Bushcare Group, Dera Sacha Saudha Aust. and the local community. Over 120 volunteers supported the work over this morning.
The number of children brought by their families was great. The assistance of the local Apex burger sizzlers was greatly appreciated towards the end of the activity.
Approximately 550 trees were planted after careful preparation and watering of the soil under the pre-laid mulch. Men of the Trees has planned for future work to be carried out at this location over the next six months.
|National Tree Day was celebrated by volunteers from a number of bushcare groups organised by Men of the Trees together with some local community people at Keryn Place Park, Keperra on 27 July 2014
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Our KBC Branch General and Network Meeting was held on Tuesday 17 June 2014 at Downfall Creek Bushland Centre, 815 Rode Road, McDowall.
Prior to the AGM, Louise Saunders from Bat Conservation & Rescue QLD Inc gave a lively presentation on the importance of bats, both megabats and microbats.
Due to the lack of a quorum, the election for officers over the coming year could not be held. The committee will advise details of the next meeting for the election of office bearers as soon as possible. Our next general meeting is normally on the third Tuesday of August at 7 pm with location as above.
Camoola Street Bushcare Group
This new Habitat Brisbane group in our catchment had their first 'official' working bee on Sunday 20th July from 8:30 - 11:30 am. Now that this group is in full swing their previous 'project web page' has been re-located into the 'Bushcare Group' section on this website.
Morris is the contact person for this group. Regular meetings will now be held on the third Sunday of the month starting at 8:30 am till 11.00 am. Annie would be pleased to tell you how things are going and how YOU can help.
Men of the Trees (MOTT)
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 Morton Bay Regional Council website to find locations and activity dates for Brook Park, Wahminda Grove, and other MBRC Bushcare sites.
The July monthly bird walk at Ferny Grove resulted in a count of thirty-nine different species. The results are now available. See 'Bird observations' for details of the results of past walks.
Our next birding walk is planned for Sunday 3 August 7:30 am at Wahminda Park, Samford Road (UBD Map 117 Ref D17)
Meet in Wahminda car park, next to the old tennis courts.
View Wahminda Grove Bushcare Group site near Scout/Guide dens, then back through circuitous paths in Maureen Lawrence Park.
The 2014 Program provides a convenient calendar of these activities with details of each walk for 2014.
A group of Crested Pigeons balance on a TV antenna opposite
General scene at the Camoola Street Bushcare Group first official planting activity
(20 July 2014)
Marion Goward (MOTT) working with Annie Morris at Camoola Street Bushcare Group activity
(20 July 2014)
Thick growth of weed within a rivulet at Keryn Place Park, Keperra (13 June 2014)
Kerry Walker helps a colleague with watering plants at Cassimaty Park, Ferny Grove
(28 June 2014)
Men of the Trees amongst the trees at Cassimaty Park
(28 June 2014)
Know your creek - Kedron Brook
See the special Kedron Brook Catchment Branch fact sheet
(774 KB pdf file) produced by Brisbane City Council.