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FoxDid you know that foxes are a major pest in our bushland area?  So too are deer.  However, there is quite a lot of 'friendly'wildlife as well.

Honours student Kirsty Pappalardo has conducted a survey of the wildlife corridor between the bushland on
Horizon Drive, opposite Peter Lightfoot Oval, the McLeod Golf Course and the Mount Ommaney Bushland Reserve.

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Global warmingDetails of our next meeting are::

When - Thursday 10 May at 7.30 pm

Where - the Meeting Room of Mount Ommaney Library, Dandenong Road

A lot of hot air or in hot water?
by Professor Anthony Richardson

What is the evidence for climate change and how do we know it's happening?
In this talk, Professor Richardson will first take a global perspective and then focus on the
impact of climate change in Australia and Southeast Queensland. He will describe some of
the major impacts on plants and animals, and people.


Professor Richardson is a Professor of mathematical ecology at the University of Queensland
and a Team Leader at CSIRO Ocean and Atmosphere.

 


Save the trees from deer damage with knitted tree protectors !

 Feral deer often strip the bark off native trees in urban bushland and also off street trees around Brisbane. 

Jindalee Bushcare Group, which restores large areas of the Mount Ommaney Bushland Reserve, is putting
knitted protectors around trees whose trunks have been partially stripped by feeding deer. This is to
prevent further damage to the trees and to save them from being completely ringbarked which would kill
them. So far, this experiment has been successful!
There are so many affected trees, that the group would  appreciate some help in knitting the protectors.
Get out your yarn left over from knitting winter  and start knitting! Or you can crochet…

  pdf For further information and to download the simple knitting pattern, please click here. (852 KB)