Category Archives: Bushcare

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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Habitat for community and wildlife

By: Laurie Deacon The Mt Gravatt State High School Pollinator Link® garden is a thriving habitat for wildlife and building links with the community. Twenty-one volunteers from Griffith Mates and local streets joined students and family members. Results: 50 hours … Continue reading

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Building homes for birds and bees

  By: Michael Fox Kids and mud … always a winning formula. Jake Slinger and I led a Pollinator Link® workshop for the Nature Rangers at Downfall Creek Bushland Centre yesterday. Australia has over 2,000 species of solitary native bees. Solitary bees … Continue reading

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Fox Gully Wildlife Corridor

By: Michael Fox     Benno and I spent Thursday morning restoring another section of Fox Gully Wildlife Corridor. Laughing Kookaburras Dacelo novaeguineae love to join us at Bushcare, typically finding a handy perch where they are ready to swoop on … Continue reading

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Greening Moorooka Pollinator Link

By: Michael Fox   Today I had the honour of meeting the Greening Moorooka [Bushcare] Group who have been building a Pollinator Link between the western section of Toohey Forest and Moolabin Creek. Today’s event was a community planting in … Continue reading

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Planting Habitat Tripod Crosby Road Bushcare

By: Michael Fox I joined the Crosby Road Bushcare team last Saturday to plant up the Habitat Tripod with vines and shrubs that will create safe habitat for small birds like Fairy Wrens to nest.       Vines and … Continue reading

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Plant Local to Feed Locals

By: Michael Fox I just read an interesting article in Canadian Geographic: Inside the mysterious decline of Earth’s insects Why are insects important? If we want to bring beautiful birds like the Variegated Fairy-wren Malurus lamberti back to our urban gardens we need … Continue reading

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