Kedron Brook WetlandsNowhere near the size of the Boondal Wetlands, the total area of our own small wetland has been relentlessly robbed over the years.
This was realised by the readjustment of the Brook into a canal and floodway, the formation of Nudgee Golf Club and Nudgee Transfer Station, the enhancements of the recent Southern Cross Way, the development of the Gateway Highway, and current expansions of our second runway for Brisbane Airport.
Lots of pathways and access tracks now criss-cross through the whole remainder so our wetland is often drier and perhaps too accessible.
However, get out and enjoy your lot while the remainder is still there. It's a wonderful time as the weather cools. Seeing the occasional bird helps one to wonder what it might have been like if a reasonable portion had been left!
|One section of the Kedron Brook Wetlands seen during our April Birding walk (12 April 2015)|
News... how to catch or make it!
This page covers most, but not all, short news items. Link to our NEWS SECTION for some larger news items, though, mainly from the past.
Our webmaster will be away from 20 April until 11 May. No further changes may be made to this website until after this period. Contact our President in the meantime with any queries.
Dates and Events
Members will be contacted by email when the next KBC Branch General and Network Meeting is being held.
A superb series of photos, taken on our recent 'Fungi walk', can be seen on our Facebook Page. This KBCB activity was carried out on 28 February at Chermside Hills Bushland. It was a great success as evidenced by the high quality and subjects of the photos taken by President Robert Standish-White.
We are currently without a Secretary for our Branch!
This is a great opportunity for a keen environmentalist to take up this position as Secretary; a challenging role with lots of interesting activities and contacts along our Brook. Conversely, it could be a new experience for an enthusiastic person with the potential to learn the ropes.
For more details, please ring our President, Robert Standish-White, on (07) 3862 1186 or contact by email.
Kedron Brook Catchment Network - Project Management Methods Manual - First Edition
Great News! The final version of our Methods Manual is now available from a link in our Projects section.
To quickly refresh your memory about this project, just divert via our link to the Projects page. Then you can easily link back to this page.
For any other queries or comments, please contact our Vice-President, Philip Rowland, on phone 3260 5779 or by .
See 'Bird observations' for details of our past walks and the results of our recent observations this year.
Our next birding walk is being planned for Sunday 3 May from Nudgee Waterhole Reserve/ Kedron Brook Floodway to Nudgee Beach (UBD Map 121 Ref K9)
Meet in car park at Nudgee Waterhole Reserve. Walk around the circuit of the lake then proceed by car north along Nudgee Road, stopping at a boat ramp along the Kedron Brook Floodway. Continue to Nudgee Beach (UBD Map 111 Ref P17). Survey the area where the Brook meets Moreton Bay.
The 2015 Program provides a convenient calendar of these activities with details of each walk for 2015.
Melrose Creek Bushcare Group
Camoola Street Bushcare Group
16 May, Camoola Street Park, Camoola Street, Keperra. 8:30 to 11.30 am.
Planting and Maintenance with HB Group. Contact for more details.
Men of the Trees (MOTT)
Their programmed activities within Kedron Brook Catchment will be on:
30 April, Cassimaty Park (Near Railway Crossing) Samford Road, Ferny Grove,. Planting and weeding. Contact Marion on 3366 1448 / 3289 9206
16 May, Camoola Street Park Assisting Camoola Street Bushcare Group, as above.
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.
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.
Our group of birders near the Toombul Club Grounds concentrate on some nearby Woodswallows (12 April 2015)
Two of a small group of White-breasted Woodswallows at Toomul
(12 April 2015)
A lone Darter enjoys the sunshine at the Schultz Canal section of the Brook at Toombul. (12 April 2015)
In between birding, there was some exciting racing seen on the cycle track during a big meeting at Toomul! (12 April 2015)
Canoeist enjoys the autumn sunshine on Schultz Canal
(12 April 2015)
KBCB - WPSQ Brochure
See our latest Kedron Brook Catchment Branch Brochure
(247 KB pdf file) for a summary of our aims and activities.
Know your creek - Kedron Brook
See the special Kedron Brook Catchment Branch fact sheet
(774 KB pdf file) produced by Brisbane City Council.