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.

Australian National Botanic Gardens

By: Michael Fox Bright yellow Golden Everlastings provide a cheerful welcome to the Australian National Botanic Gardens (Canberra). I particularly like ANBG because it recreates habitats ranging from rainforest gullies to central Australian desert, to present a wide variety of Australian plant … Continue reading

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Cooee Motel: a surprise in country NSW

By: Michael Fox  Travelling to Canberra over Easter and planning to visit the Western Plains Zoo at Dubbo, we needed somewhere to stay overnight. We found Cooee Motel, a real gem in the small country town of Gilgandra, three hundred and thirty kilometres … Continue reading

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Bushcare nursery thriving in backyard

  By: Michael Fox Greg Tasney’s passion for the environment and his generosity means that he has propagated more 1,000 plants for use in restoration of his Rocky Waterholes Bushcare site. Walking round garden I was amazed by the diversity of … Continue reading

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Water Plants for Containers

Water Plants for Containers If you have been inspired by Rob Lucas and his frog ponds download the excellent guide to water plants for small frog ponds from Native Plants Sunshine Coast.

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Urban wildlife oasis

By: Michael Fox Walking into Rob Lucas’ Pollinator Link® garden is like walking into an oasis for wildlife. Shady and cool it is also an oasis calm for people. Gardens like Rob’s, support the volunteer restoration work of groups like Melrose Park … Continue reading

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Coorparoo Urban Forest

By: Michael Fox Greg Neill’s Pollinator Link garden is an urban forest nestled on the edge of one of the appropriately named Coorparoo Finger Gullies. Greg’s garden has: Water provided with birdbaths and frog pond, Food, like the Red-fruited Palm-lily Cordyline … Continue reading

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Fourteen months to wildlife haven

By: Michael Fox Allison’s garden is a great example of a habitat haven created for wildlife and people. A typical suburban two-dimensional grass and dirt garden converted to a thriving wildlife habitat in just fourteen months. All without losing the … Continue reading

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