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.

Planning Brisbane’s future – Intergenerational Forum

By: Michael Fox I joined approximately one hundred other Brisbane community members of all ages yesterday, to discuss the future of our city. Hosted by Brisbane City Council the Forum is an interesting and genuine effort to understand how our … Continue reading

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What’s in your garden?

By: Michael Fox Blue Triangle Graphium sarpedon butterfly Puddling in neighbour’s sandpit. Butterflies, like all animals, need water. At breeding time, male Blue Triangle butterflies and other swallowtail butterflies will be looking for mineral laden water.   Blue Triangle butterfly caterpillars feed … Continue reading

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CWCN Pollinator Festival

By: Michael Fox The Pollinator Link® display was very popular at the Cubberla-Witton Catchments Network Pollinator Festival with a regular stream of visitors wanting to learn about gardens for birds, butterflies and bees, and claim a free pollinator plant donated by … Continue reading

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Blue Banded Bees visiting?

By: Michael Fox Do you have blue flowers in your garden? Have a look to see if you have Blue Banded Bee Amegilla cingulata visitors. I videoed this visitor on Scurvy Weed (Native Wandering Jew) Commelina diffusa flowers this morning.  

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Water for backyard wildlife. Echidnas?

By: Michael Fox Water, Food and Shelter for wildlife are the key to bringing a bit of Australian bush to our city gardens. Some suprising wildlife is still surviving in Brisbane suburbs. What wildlife is benefiting from your Pollinator Link … Continue reading

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Nature’s pest control services are free

By: Michael Fox I recently found this striking Black and White Ichneumon Wasp Anacis sp. in Mt Gravatt Conservation Reserve. Parasitic wasps are one of nature’s valuable pest controllers attacking caterpillars that eat your vegetables. “Their larvae are either parasitic or hyperparasitic … Continue reading

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Birds visiting your garden?

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While doing a little laptop housekeeping this morning, I found a link to a forgotten video. It’s a taped segment from a two-day live workshop, Essential Birds and Flowers in Watercolor, hosted a couple of…

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