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.

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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GroNative South East Queensland

By: Michael Fox  What Pollinator Link® garden style do you want to create? Tropical/Balinese Cottage Garden Native Rainforest Birds and Butterflies Kids Garden Native Meadow Download GroNative App (South East Queensland) to: Explore Garden Styles – what do you want … Continue reading

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Young life lost on motorway on-ramp

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By: Michael Fox Healthy young male Koala “Let me know if I can help lobbying for Koala fencing or wildlife bridges. It breaks my heart to see the good work we have been…

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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

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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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