Thought for the Day?The following quote should be of general interest:
'Arthur Demarest argues in "Ancient Maya: The Rise and Fall of a Rainforest Civilization", using a holistic perspective to the most recent evidence from archaeology, paleoecology, and epigraphy, that no one explanation is sufficient but that a series of erratic, complex events, including loss of soil fertility, drought and rising levels of internal and external violence led to the disintegration of the courts of Mayan kingdoms which began a spiral of decline and decay. He argues that the collapse of the Maya has lessons for civilization today. (Wikipedia, and ISBN 0-521-53390-2)'
Relate this thought with current political attitudes held about our present world-wide human's contribution to the current scientifically proven Climate Change....
Volunteers, when you beaver along to maintain your local bushcare group area, at least enjoy the satisfaction of improving YOUR own patch. You, at least, are making some small but finite difference in the right direction!
|Walking the dog interrupts the two-way string of Straw-necked Ibis crossing the parallel walk- and bike- pathways recently developed at Lutwyche Reach (15 March 2014)|
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Newsletters and website updates
Past copies of our newsletters are available in 'Downloads'.
Due to shortage of technical help, we regret that any changes and new items cannot be processed for this website until after Monday, 19 May. Thanks for your patience.
Our KBC Branch General and Network Meeting is planned for Tuesday 15 April 2014 at Downfall Creek Bushland Centre, 815 Rode Road, McDowall.
Ailie, a local resident who is a keen photographer of the brook will open the event with a mini-display of her work. We will meet with Mark Creyton, Director Education, Research and Policy with Volunteering Qld., to help us to develop our strategic plan and what we can do to attract more volunteers. All members are encouraged to attend and help us with this important planning workshop.
Finger food and drink at 7 pm for meeting from 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm We would love to see you there. Contact our by email about planning or progress of our projects and activities.
Northern Seminar Series-
Wednesday 7 May at 6:30 pm Downfall Creek Bushland Centre, 815 Rode Road, McDowall. Complementary light refreshments are served from 6.30 pm, with seminar commencing at 7 pm.
Contact for more info!
Camoola Street Bushcare Group
Not quite formed yet on 1 April! But this worthy aim by Annie Morris is being considered by Habitat Brisbane and the outcome is considered a reasonable possibility.
is contact person for this Camoola Street Park Tree Planting Project. She would be pleased to tell you how things are going.
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.
Greg Smith, (Leader Greenbrook Bushcare Group) prepares for the March maintenance work activity at Grange Forest Park
Massive-looking walk- and bike- pathways at Lutwyche Reach
(15 March 2014)
Well-developed plot of bushland at Melrose Park on a sunny, autumn morning (group adjacent to the grand old dwelling watch cricket)
(15 March 2014)
Cricket enthusiasts enjoy shady patches of bushland round the cricket grounds at Melrose Park
(15 March 2014)
Strolling the dog beside a recent regeneration area at Grange Forest park (16 March 2014)
Know your creek - Kedron Brook
See the special Kedron Brook Catchment Branch fact sheet
(774 KB pdf file) produced by Brisbane City Council.
KBCB - WPSQ Brochure
See our special Kedron Brook Catchment Branch Brochure
(327 KB pdf file) for a summary of our aims and activities.