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Nature’s pest control services are free

By: Michael Fox I recently found this striking Black and White Ichneumon Wasp Anacis sp. in Mt Gravatt Conservation Reserve. Parasitic wasps are one of nature’s valuable pest controllers attacking caterpillars that eat your vegetables. “Their larvae are either parasitic or hyperparasitic … Continue reading

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Pollinator Link – influencing community to help wildlife

THIS ARTICLE HAS BEEN REPOSTED FROM Bulimba Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee Pollinator Link’s Mike Fox says pollinator network success has a lot to do with “influencing”. Mike was a guest speaker at our Sustainability Centre Open Day on Saturday. “Bees … Continue reading

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Hiding in plain Site

By: Michael Fox Tawny Frogmouths with their bushy eyebrows and their “I’m watching you stare.” are real characters in our suburban backyards. Hiding in plain site is the fourth in my Pollinator Link articles for the Living in the Shires … Continue reading

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Blue Banded Bees and Variegated Fairy Wren

a A Blue Banded Bee – Amegilla cingulata getting nectar from one of our special Bottle Brush Grass Tree – Xanthorrhoea macronema. It is particularly pleasing to photograph my first Blue Banded Bee today because I am currently writing an … Continue reading

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