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.

Mossies in your birdbath?

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Toxorhynchites speciosusand Culex sp. larvae By: Michael Fox Our Koala Drinker research has identified more than birds and Lace Monitors. It is mosquito season so we regularly check the drinkers for mossie larva.…

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Bee Guardian Project – Stage 2 Trial

By: Michael Fox I am often asked: “How do I to get native bees to move into my Bee Home?” People are often thinking of the Native Stingless Bees Tetragonula sp. which, unlike solitary native bees, form colonies and make … Continue reading

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Native Solitary Bee Home Trial

By: Michael Fox Australia has over 2,000 species of solitary native bees of which twelve have been identified within Mt Gravatt Conservation Reserve. My first introduction to these special locals was wondering about the green insect flying past while we … Continue reading

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Understanding community participation in urban conservation

By: Michael Fox Understanding the motivations and challenges of community members already engaged in creating urban wildlife habitat, is a valuable step in building communications strategies to drive behaviour change across the broader community. Therefore, Jake Slinger’s university research thesis … Continue reading

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Butterflies in your garden

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By: Michael Fox Caper White – Belenois java I am very lucky to live beside Mt Gravatt Conservation Reserve so butterflies and birds are common in my garden. However, at the moment gardens…

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Hovering Hawk Moths in your garden

By: Michael Fox In 1862 Charles Darwin wrote to a friend at Kew [Gardens] “I have just received such a Box full from Mr Bateman with the astounding Angraecum sesquipedalia [sic] with a nectary a foot long. Good Heavens what … Continue reading

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Cute Domino Coukoo Bee found

By: Michael Fox Bored being stuck at home? Explore your backyard looking for  some of the 2,000 plus species of solitary native bees, or just admire the many butterflies that have appeared since the rain.     I found this … Continue reading

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Women dig in for the environment

By: Laurie Deacon Sunday was International Women’s Day 8th March and I ran the usual Pollinator Link® bush corridor regeneration at Mount Gravatt State High School with the neighbours. We had three wonderful young local women attend the weeding and … Continue reading

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Order in the Chaos – Part I: Flying Cats and Triangle Slugs

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Originally posted on Mildly Extreme:
After my adrenaline-pumping rock climbing fiasco, it’s time for a complete change of pace. Sit back, relax, and let me take you on a little journey into the wild. Unlike the unfortunate experience of Christopher…

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Get with the Buzz at Elorac Place

By: Michael Fox The Pollinator Link® team was proud to be invited to be part of the Health and Wellbeing Expo organised by the Elorac Place Community Centre in Ellen Grove. It was a pleasure to experience the community spirit … Continue reading

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