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.

Fun in the Sun Pollinator Link Bushcare Sunday 29th Aug

By: Laurie Deacon When do we have fun?  We meet last Sunday of the Month from 3pm to 5 pm, with Tea and Cakes and pack up after. Sometimes we do outdoor games or Yoga on the green until sunset. … Continue reading

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Register your Pollinator Link garden: Free

Pollinator Link® is a non-profit initiative of Mt Gravatt Environment Group. The Pollinator Link® project aims to bring wildlife back to our urban by providing Water, Food and Shelter for birds, butterflies and bees. Your free garden registration will support … Continue reading

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Ginninderry is Planting for Pollinators

By: Michael Fox Watching bushland being bulldozed to build more houses is always heart-breaking so it was inspiring to learn about a developer, Ginninderry, that is restoring, not destroying habitat. April in Canberra, I attended the inspiring Planting for Pollinators: … Continue reading

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Don’t treat it like dirt!

By: Michael Fox Watch the Dirt Guru, Sandra Tuszynska’s, excellent video to learn about the diverse flora and fauna that lives underground in your garden feeding thriving flowers, shrubs and vegetables.

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Become a Bee Guardian today for $33

By: Michael Fox “Do you have a registered Pollinator Link® garden?” As a registered Pollinator Link® garden you can become a Bee Guardian and citizen scientist researching ways to repopulate our city gardens with native solitary bees and answer the … Continue reading

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Butterflies in your garden

By: Michael Fox Miranda a Fox Gully Bushcare neighbour sent me an exciting photo: a female Jezebel Nymph Mynes geoffroyi laying her eggs on a Native Mulberry Pipturus argenteus. A close up look at her eggs shows an interesting and … Continue reading

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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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