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May

Prehistoric Herps of Oz! The big, the bad and

the bizarre… by Scott Hocknull

The palaeoherpetological record of Australia is unique and boasts some really interesting beasties, very much worthy of their time in the sun. Join us as Dr Scott Hocknull of the Queensland Museum shares his knowledge of Australia’s fascinating fossil herps. This record is vast so Scott’s talk will focus on some iconic and not so iconic species, from frogs and lizards to crocs and turtles with perhaps a dinosaur or three thrown in for good measure.
UQ St Lucia, Queensland BioScience Precinct (80)

Wednesday, 3 May @ 7:30pm

 

Meatonomics: The true costs of factory farming

The 2017 Voiceless Animal Law Lecture Series will examine the real costs of animal agriculture, and ask the question – could a tax on meat be the answer? To answer this question and challenge the current system is lawyer and author of Meatonomics, David Robinson Simon. Seating is limited so buy your tickets today.
Griffith University, QCA Lecture Theatre, Southbank

Wednesday, 10 May @ 6:30 – 8:00pm

 

May meeting at CREEC – it’s bilby time!

The Moreton Bay Branch of Wildlife Queensland invites you to come and meet a bilby! Peggy Mucci from the Save the Bilby Fund will talk to us about the conservation work being carried out to help save this endangered animal. If you have never seen a bilby at close hand, this will be a great opportunity to come face to face with this beautiful marsupial. Bookings are essential, admission is free and morning tea is provided.
CREEC, 150 Rowley Road, Burpengary

Saturday, 13 May @ 9:30am

Please contact Helen on 3886 6132 or email thomash@skymesh.com.au
 

Specks of Sand

SPECKS of SAND is a forum to provide factual information to assist the community in understanding river and coastal processes to enable informed comment and decision-making on issues and developments that impact on the MAROOCHY RIVER, ESTUARY and FLOODPLAIN — and ultimately on all of us. The Forum aims to present technical information (in everyday language) from a panel of experts. The significance of the River in historical and cultural terms; its natural scenic and recreational values to local and tourism communities, will also be explored by presenters. This is a free event.
University of the Sunshine Coast, LT7, Building C

Saturday, 13 May

 

June

Quoll Discovery Day – Chambers Flat /

Logan Reserve Community Centre

Wildlife Queensland and the Quoll Seekers Network with support from the Logan City Council are hosting a Quoll Discovery Day at the Chambers Flat / Logan Reserve Community Centre to raise awareness of the spotted-tailed quoll, an endangered native carnivorous marsupial. Once known to inhabit bushland across Logan, sadly the species seems to have disappeared from the region. The free event will feature presentations from quoll experts and researchers, a demonstration by a quoll detection dog, and live wildlife displays by Geckoes Wildlife. Wildlife Queensland encourages Logan residents to join in the fun and learn more about this amazing animal once known to inhabit the area. Importantly, we hope to hear from Logan residents who have ‘spotted a quoll’ lately!
Chambers Flat / Logan Reserve Community Centre

Saturday, 10 June @ 10am – 1pm

For more information, please phone Wildlife Queensland on 07 3844 0129 or email quoll@wildlife.org.au
 

September

WPSQ AGM and Your Voice for Your Wildlife

Awards

Save the date for this year’s Annual General Meeting of the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland, hosted by Head Office on Sunday. Click ‘awards info’ for more information and nomination forms for the ‘Your Voice for Your Wildlife Awards’ – please submit your nominations now!
The Father Bacinskas Lithuanian Culture Association, 49 Gladstone Rd, Highgate Hill

Sunday, 10 September

 
Written by wildlife1ict