Catching up after the BreakAfter the December to January-February layoff, it's normal for bushcare volunteers to find a resergence of vigorous growth of vegetation down the Brook. Some periods of heavy rainfall help to shift the sandy reaches along, tree roots are gouged out along the banks and quiet tranquil ponds become rocky sections.
It's normal to find the tracks along the banks so overgrown that it takes a few working bees of hard yakka just to get some reasonable access.
Have a look at the Pony Club Bend photo down the bottom of this page and use the link to compare the 2009 view with the latest scene. Our parklands still get mown but many real bushland sections of the catchment are going to pot.
It is so challenging for volunteers to face these annual depredations with enthusiasm. Good on them for rising to the fare!
|Bernadette and Len Crook working with Zion Hill Bushcare Group in a small thicket in the Albert Bishop Park, Nundah (1 March 2014)|
News... the changing scene
Kedron Brook Newsletters
Past copies are available from our downloads page via this link. Please contact our membership officer via our form to confirm your interest in being on our email distribution list.
Our next KBC Branch General and Network Meeting is planned for Tuesday 15 April 2014 at Downfall Creek Bushland Centre, 815 Rode Road, McDowall.
Information about the speaker and subject for this meeting will be given as soon as available.
Finger food and drink at 7 pm for meeting from 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm Contact our by email about planning or progress of our projects and activities.
Northern Seminar Series - 'Bag it - is your life too plastic?'
Wednesday 5 March 6:30 pm Downfall Creek Bushland Centre, 815 Rode Road, McDowall.
A screening of the acclaimed documentary 'Bag It: is your life too plastic?' (45 mins) will be followed by a discussion with guest speakers from Healthy Waterways. Complementary refreshments are served from 6.30 pm, with seminar commencing at 7 pm. See their flyer for more info! See anti-plastic flyer bottom-right!
BCC Environmental Grants 2013-14 Guidelines
This is the second round of these grants with closing date for applications Monday 24 March 2014. Link to the Guidelines here.
Wahminda Grove progress with Powerlink project .
The main work connected with this project has been completed.
See the full details of this interesting project via the link to the 'Powerlink project' page for more information.
Our next birding walk is planned for Sunday 2 March 2014
at 7 am at Pony Club Bend/Teralba Park ( UBD Map 138 Ref L1). Meet at the northern end of McConaghy St., Mitchelton.
The results of all of the walks for this year are available on 'Bird observations'. These web pages have been recently relocated to the 'Projects' section from which they give full details of observations made during 2013 and provide links back over past years walks.
The 2014 Program provides a convenient calendar of these activities with details of each walk for 2014.
Please contact by email or by phone on 3851 0160 for further details.
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.
Len Crook gets stuck into the Lantana at Albert Pishop Park
(1 March 2014)
Stormwater distributor installed recently at Albert Bishop Park
(1 March 2014)
Zion Hill volunteers watch this termite nest closely for Azure Kingfisher intruders
(1 March 2014)
Birds cast in stone viewed through cool native grasses at Pony Club Bend (2 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.
Click on this link to go to the Plastic Bag website and see more!