Brush-tailed rock wallaby
Photo ©Wildlife Queensland
The Scenic Rim is a fertile, mountainous part of Australia with high biodiversity and a variety of rainforests and open forests as well as shrublands, heathlands, wetlands and other habitats. It includes several important conservation areas, the largest being Lamington National Park (over 20,000 hectares). it harbours many iconic species such as kangaroo, koala, platypus and lyrebird as well as many lesser-known creatures, and some highly endangered ones such as the Coxen's figparrot and the northern race of the eastern bristlebird.
Our group is organising activities to enhance the appreciation of the wonderful diversity we have here and an understanding of their ecological needs. The Wildlife Expo to be held in August 2011 this year showcases this diversity and gives locals and visitors the opportunity to see live bettongs, quolls and other native animals, wildlife artists with work-in-progress, wildlife carers, birding groups, wildlife identification, children's activities and much more.
For more information visit the Scenic Rim Banch website.
Meetings and events are held at various location - see the branch website for details
Email the secretary or phone Ronda on 07 5544 1283