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The Atlas of Living Australia is a national initiative focused on making Australia's biodiversity information more accessible and usable online. It is a partnership between CSIRO, Australian museums, herbaria and other biological collections, and the Australian Government.  the website contains a huge amount of information about our plant and animal species, and is fully searchable.  It is particularly useful for finding all the plant and animal species which have been recorded within a nominated radius of any Australian street address.

Brisbane Rainforest and Information Network - BRAIN focuses mainly on rainforest regeneration and rehabilitation at a number of locations around Brisbane. This website too contains links to a number of useful and relevant fact sheets and special articles.

Bulimba Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee - B4C is a very active organisation with an interesting and informative website.

SEQ bushwalks
Walks in and around the Centenary Suburbs
For those who want to enjoy the great outdoors of South East Queensland this comprehensive guide book lists and describes nearly 300 shorter, easier, more family-friendly bushwalks in South East Queensland.  Visit the website to purchase this handy book online.


Greening Australia - works in partnership with landholders, the community, Government and business to tackle environmental degradation in a practical, apolitical scientific way. This comprehensive website contains much useful information. The Queensland factsheets are especially relevant.

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Ecuador birostrisDetails of CDEA's first meeting of the year are:

When - Thursday 8 February at 7.30 pm

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

What - Presentation on something very interesting, details later.

 "Sharks & Rays in the Brisbane River & Moreton Bay"

  by Professor Mike Bennett

What wondrous rays and sharks pass by the entrance to Moreton Bay, actually live in Moreton Bay or swim up the Brisbane River?’ These were the questions asked by Professor Mike Bennett back in 1994, a few years after he had arrived at the University of Queensland from the UK.

He found very few answers so, with the aid of university students, he set about finding out for himself. He is now very well informed and will share some of his fascinating knowledge and use some interesting ‘props’ to make his presentation more real. Sounds intriguing!

Professor Mike Bennett works at the University of Queensland.  He started research in 1994 into sharks and rays of Australia when he noticed that little had been looked at in the local region.  Fast-forward to now, and he has basically answered most of the questions he had, with the help of many, many PhD, honours and masters students.


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)