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.

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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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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What’s in your garden today?

By: Michael Fox Thanks to Georgia Nierfeld for great video of a Bee Hawk Moth Cephonodes kingii in her family’s Pollinator Link® front garden at Chandler. Georgia also found a female Great Carpenter Bee Xylocopa (Koptortosoma) aruana. Australia’s largest solitary bee the … Continue reading

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Proud Builders: New Homes for Solitary Bees

  By: Michael Fox   Providing Water, Food and Shelter are the key to bringing Birds, Butterflies and Bees back to our urban habitats. The Construction Team gathered at Downfall Creek Environment Centre to build new homes for our homeless … Continue reading

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Christmas Gift Ideas

By: Michael Fox Looking for Christmas gift ideas for others or for yourself? Two excellent books I have read this year are Habitat by AB Bishop and Feeding the Birds at Your Table by Darryl Jones. Habitat: A practical guide … Continue reading

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UK Solitary Bee Guardian Scheme

By: Michael Fox “Our cocoon-sharing program is the only one of its kind in the UK and makes caring for red mason bees even more accessible by taking out some of the dirtier, trickier elements of the process. It’s the … Continue reading

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Solitary bees at Kew Gardens UK

By: Michael Fox Passionate about native bees with a love of sharing his knowledge Dr Hauke Koch PHD was a generous host for my personal tour of Kew Gardens solitary Bee Homes. Hauke explained that his research focuses on bee microbiome: … Continue reading

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