Author Archives: Mt Gravatt Environment Group

About Mt Gravatt Environment Group

Mt Gravatt Environment Group is restoring a unique piece of Australain native bushland only ten minutes from Brisbane CBD.

Birds and Bees love Golden Penda

By: Michael Fox Golden Penda Xanthostemon chrysanthus grows naturally in coastal rainforest in north Queensland from Townsville to Cape York. However, it is also happy growing in Brisbane although the spectacular flowering we have had this year is usual. The birds and … Continue reading

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The Blue Banded Bee – The Farmer’s Friend

Originally posted on My Wild Australia:
I was really excited to discover some of these attractive looking bees on a cassia shrub near the house recently. I walked past it one day and I could hear an intermittent buzzing sound.…

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Meeting Costa at Millen Farm

By: Michael Fox I visited Millen Farm at Samford yesterday for their International Compost Awareness Week event. It was a real pleasure to listen as Costa, from Gardening Australia, shared his passion for everything from plants to people. Costa talk … Continue reading

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Pollinator Link Display – Paten Park Native Nursery

By: Michael Fox I know Backyard Bee Homes are valuable Shelter for our native bees, however, I was still amazed to a prospective tenant checking out the accommodation before I even finished up setting up the Pollinator Link Display. Pollinator … Continue reading

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Are you ready to be a Pollinator Link Hero?

By: Michael Fox To achieve our target of 30,000 Brisbane gardens by 2022 we are recruiting Pollinator Link® Heros to help. Are you saying: “I already have water, food and shelter in my garden for wildlife. So I don’t need to register as … Continue reading

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Target 30,000 Brisbane Gardens

By: Michael Fox Do you want to see more butterflies, birds and bees in parks and gardens around Brisbane? Join others who are already bringing a bit of bush into their urban gardens; providing water, food and shelter for our … Continue reading

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Students + Bunnings + Men’s Shed .. what a team!

By: Michael Fox “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”  Henry Ford This morning I experienced an inspiring example of our community working together to create a special experience and a special place for students … Continue reading

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