A good start to 2015After a typical hot dry start for the year, we then experienced good steady days of rain from a series of storms (including the remnants of Cyclone Marcia on 21 February). Flooding down the Brook was relatively high but without the destruction of some past years.
We now have plenty of vegetation growth as a consequence. No doubt our bushcare groups are getting ready to rip into the resultant weeds and high grass developing along their patches!
We've already have two birding walks carried out with a good variety of birds seen. They have had a hard trot fighting off the competition from the Noisy Minors and Common (Indian) Mynas.
Our committee is working on a number of projects and details of these should come up in our news items on this page soon!.
|A favourite spot at the bushcare group's tended area at Brook Park|
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.
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Dates and Events
Unfortunately, it was necessary to cancel our KBC Branch General and Network Meeting in February. Watch this space for future activities!
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.
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 12 April from Nundah Cemetery, Hedley Ave., Toombul (UBD Map 121 Ref D20). Meet at entrance to the cemetery. We start our walk at 7.30 am, go through the cemetery, Zion Hill Bushcare Group area in Albert Bishop Park, then down Schultz Canal a bit and over to Nundah Lake (Part of Kedron Brook Wetlands).
The 2015 Program provides a convenient calendar of these activities with details of each walk for 2015.
Please contact Outing Coordinator, Jenny Ivin, on phone 3851 0160 or for further information.
Kedron Brook Catchment Network - Project Management Methods Manual - Final Presentation The next meeting we had planned in the development of the Project Management Methods Manual for bushcare and catchment groups has been moved, most probably to March 2015. Please accept our apologies if this has inconvenienced anyone by this change.
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 .
Camoola Street Bushcare Group
Local volunteers in this group will be considering a more suitable time for their coming meetings, starting probably in March. Contact for more details.
Men of the Trees (MOTT)
Their next programmed activity within Kedron Brook Catchment will be on 18 April, Keryn Place Park, Mungarie Street, Keperra . Watering and maintenance. Contact Kerry 3289 9206
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.
Know your creek - Kedron Brook
See the special Kedron Brook Catchment Branch fact sheet
(774 KB pdf file) produced by Brisbane City Council.
Brook Park has a small children playground area backed by a forest setting
(7 March 2015)
Students from ACU carry out the heavy work at Albert Bishop Park (7 March 2015)
Two volunteers from ACU planting with Zion Hill Bushcare Group at Albert Bishop Park
(7 March 2015)
Two young Buff-banded Rails feeding alongside Kedron Brook at Kalinga Park (01 March 2015))
KBCB - WPSQ Brochure
See our special Kedron Brook Catchment Branch Brochure
(327 KB pdf file) for a summary of our aims and activities.
Ruby with her two pet Cockatiels, Luckie and George, posed for the camera while strolling along a shady pathway at Kalinga Park. (1 March 2015)