Category Archives: Mt Gravatt Conservation Reserve

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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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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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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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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Grannies Ginger Nut Biscuits, Citizen Science and bees – 2015 National Tree Day Mt Gravatt SHS

By: Laurie Deacon 6am: I am up baking Grannies Ginger Nut Biscuits. It’s exciting. It’s going to be a big day. 9am: I join Mt Gravatt State High School teacher Andrew Walsh, long time champion of environmental sustainability, and my … Continue reading

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Pollinator Link at Biodiversity Seminar Series

By: Michael Fox I joined two other speakers at the Brisbane Biodiversity Seminar Series to share our vision of urban wildlife corridors – Pollinator Links. Download PDF copy of presentation My presentation shared the need for and complexity of creating … Continue reading

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Abbeville Community Garden part of Pollinator Link

By: Michael Fox Visiting Abbeville Community Garden and meeting that community was a real pleasure, not to mention the amazing chilli chutney and cheese on offer. Barbara tells me the event was organised to celebrate receiving grant from Brisbane City … Continue reading

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Pollinator Links spread to Queensland Parliament

By: Michael Fox “It is not often that members rise in this House to speak about butterflies … ” local member and Minister for Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts, the Hon. Ian Walker, introducing his Parliamentary Adjournment Speech … Continue reading

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Feed the birds – ABC Counterpoint interview with Darryl Jones

By: Michael Fox I just listened to a fascinating Radio National Counterpoint interview with Associate Professor Darryl Jones, Deputy Director of the Environmental Futures Centre at Griffith University. The question – “To feed or not feed native birds.” Key points: … Continue reading

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Three Easy Steps to vibrant backyards

By: Michael Fox Our new Pollinator Link flyer is now available and printed copies will be available. For copies of the flyer email Pollinator Link Project Manager: Sandra Tuszynska – pollinatorlink@gmail.com You are free to print, copy or distribute this … Continue reading

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