Pollinator Link® project is a not-for-profit social enterprise creating wildlife corridors for urban spaces.
The concept is to use backyards, parks, school grounds and even unit block balconies to link patches of bushland habitat fragmented by our urban environment.
I invented the Pollinator Link® concept in 2012 when I was researching ways to link Mt Gravatt Conservation Reserve with Bulimba Creek. Brisbane City Council have mapped desirable environmental links like the corridor through Mt Gravatt Showgrounds. However, beyond the Showgrounds are two roads and four rows of houses before reaching Abbeville Street Park. Some wildlife corridors follow creek lines, however, often our urban creeks are piped underground and wildlife corridors are fragmented by the urban matrix of roads, houses, units, schools, commercial properties, shopping centres, etc. Short of rebuilding after a Christchurch style event, creating contiguous wildlife corridors through the urban matrix is pretty much a dream.
The aim of the Pollinator Link® project is to create innovative and sustainable urban wildlife corridors within an environment of rapidly growing population, busy lifestyles and a culture of “quick fix”. Engaging the wider community in bringing birds, butterflies and bees to their gardens thus creating a network of wildlife corridors. This will, over time, also build community understanding of the value of urban wildlife corridors, that is, tilling the ground to help future projects.
What a fabulous idea! I hope this network grows so there are pollinator sites densely located all over the city.
Excellent idea. Is there anyone around Mt Crosby doing this ?
We are working with Brisbane City Council to reach our target 30,000 Pollinator Link gardens providing urban habitat and we are starting to work with Ipswich and Logan Cities
Excellent Idea! A way to build habitat links for fauna and a community network for passionate people! 🙂
can you point me to a local northside 4017 pollinator corridor or somebody creating one pls? thanks
Kathleen, the closest Pollinator Link is Cabbage Tree Creek https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1L-vclWEAqUqgfO2IiPT4OV3QFJM&ll=-27.347812157165855%2C153.00747290000004&z=13
Dear Mt Gravatt Group, I need to talk to a Northside 4017 Pollinator person/organiser – anyone u can recommend? Thanks, K
That’s me Kate … working on recruiting a northside person. Email firstname.lastname@example.org Kate … Michael Fox
Hi Michael, get my replies to u? Not showing up my phone, Can u give me a call pls on 0412211809? Thanks, Kate Collins
Is this only for Brisbane?
Not limited to Brisbane.
We are already working with Logan City and Ipswich City and our long term objective is cover the whole of Australia and share ideas worldwide.
Please contact me on email@example.com
I’m at Frog Hollow in Waccabuc NY, USA. We have “Pollinator Pathways” here in our area. Glad to be able to share with you. One of our enemies is “The Great American Suburban Lawn”.
Thanks Steve. Yes the Great Australian Suburban Lawn is a challenge … I am always amazed that people spend time racking leaves so their lawn is fit for viewing. I know Pollinator Pathways and it has been an inspiration for our Pollinator Link initiative. Sometime I would like to visit and also visit the Highline in NY another influence.
Hi , just heard about you on the radio sunday morning programme….I shall follow with interest….I am in NSW and researching similar ideas locally…as many others are too 🙂
Congratulations and thankyou for your actions to date! Lee
Great to hear from you Lee. Yes, Laurie one of our Pollinator Link team talked to Macca.
Happy to share ideas. All our photos and posters are covered by Creative Commons so free to use with attribution.
We have been doing research on Bee Homes for solitary bees this year. Finishing up our report and planning next seasons experiments at the moment.
Hi Michael, thank you for doing this!! I’ve just registered and will encourage others in our local Mt Gravatt East streets to do the same. Awesome work! Looking forward to seeing our little blue banded bee on the map 🙂
Great to hear Christine.