Category Archives: Pollinator Link

Planning Brisbane’s future – Intergenerational Forum

By: Michael Fox I joined approximately one hundred other Brisbane community members of all ages yesterday, to discuss the future of our city. Hosted by Brisbane City Council the Forum is an interesting and genuine effort to understand how our … Continue reading

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What’s in your garden?

By: Michael Fox Blue Triangle Graphium sarpedon butterfly Puddling in neighbour’s sandpit. Butterflies, like all animals, need water. At breeding time, male Blue Triangle butterflies and other swallowtail butterflies will be looking for mineral laden water.   Blue Triangle butterfly caterpillars feed … Continue reading

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CWCN Pollinator Festival

By: Michael Fox The Pollinator Link® display was very popular at the Cubberla-Witton Catchments Network Pollinator Festival with a regular stream of visitors wanting to learn about gardens for birds, butterflies and bees, and claim a free pollinator plant donated by … Continue reading

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Blue Banded Bees visiting?

By: Michael Fox Do you have blue flowers in your garden? Have a look to see if you have Blue Banded Bee Amegilla cingulata visitors. I videoed this visitor on Scurvy Weed (Native Wandering Jew) Commelina diffusa flowers this morning.  

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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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Meeting Costa at Millen Farm

By: Michael Fox I visited Millen Farm at Samford yesterday for their International Compost Awareness Week event. It was a real pleasure to listen as Costa, from Gardening Australia, shared his passion for everything from plants to people. Costa talk … Continue reading

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Pollinator Link Display – Paten Park Native Nursery

By: Michael Fox I know Backyard Bee Homes are valuable Shelter for our native bees, however, I was still amazed to a prospective tenant checking out the accommodation before I even finished up setting up the Pollinator Link Display. Pollinator … Continue reading

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