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Batty Boat Cruise
As the temperatures soar this summer, take to the Brisbane River and share the sunset with these charismatic creatures. Don’t miss the action as the bats fly over at dusk, get up close with orphaned baby bats on board, and listen to live commentary on the species as we cruise on out of another summer.
Brisbane River, departing Mowbray Park
Sunday, 26 February
From Swamp to art gallery: adventures on
three continents in pursuit of Frogs
Join us for this Brisbane Branch Public Lecture as Garth Coupland shares the passion for the anuran form that drove him to adventures in three continents in pursuit of frogs. Look forward to a night of anecdotes, science, field craft, and beautiful frogs. Garth will reveal how he turns a find in a swamp into a painting in an art gallery!
RGSQ, 237 Milton Rd, Milton, Brisbane
Tuesday, 28 February @ 7:30pm
WLFL at the Witta Markets
On Saturday 18th February some members (including Board Members) of the Wildlife Land Fund Limited (WLFL) will be attending the Witta Markets to raise local awareness that WLFL manages two properties in the area and to increase local membership, ‘Keeping Conservation Local’! We do not require any more helpers, however, it would be nice for members and prospective members to visit the markets and stop by to speak with us.
136 Witta Road, Witta
Saturday, 18 February
Call (07) 3844 0129 for more information
Up close and personal with wildlife!
Martin Fingland from Geckoes Wildlife Presentations brings you this opportunity to not only see but touch a fascinating array of live native animals at this information talk on our unique and wonderful Australian wildlife. Presented in Martin’s own easy and educational style, this presentation will enchant children and older folk alike. All welcome, entry by gold coin donation, light supper provided.
Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Rd, Capalaba
Friday, 24 February @ 7:30pm
World Wildlife Day 2017 Youth Photo
Engaging and empowering young people is the call of this year’s UN World Wildlife Day which will be celebrated on Friday, 3 March under the theme ‘Listen to the young voices’. In celebration of the Day, the CITES Secretariat is holding a photo competition for youth around the world entitled Through young eyes. Young photographers can choose to either capture the beautiful features of wildlife using their artistic skill, or depict how the youth is actively engaged in the conservation of these amazing species.
14 January – 13 February
WILD WOMEN Brunch for Wildlife
In honour of International Women’s Day 2017, join us in celebrating women in conservation, and the power, beauty and inspiration of our natural world. Enjoy a beautiful buffet brunch among the bougainvilleas at Brisbane’s Southbank as Wildlife Queensland presents Sharon Pincott, internationally acclaimed wildlife warrior and author of Elephant Dawn.
The Ship Inn, Southbank, Brisbane
Saturday, 4 March 10am – 12pm
WLFL Working Bee at Witta
WLFL is holding a Working Bee at Witta Conservation Reserve. We invite and encourage helpers to join us for the day!
Witta Conservation Reserve, Witta
Saturday, 4 March
Clean Up Australia Day at Redland Bay
Join Bayside Branch to help clean up, fix up and conserve our local environment.
End of Peel St, Redland Bay
Sunday, 5 March, 8am – 11am
Batty Boat Cruise – last of the season!
Be part of the 32-year tradition and take to the Brisbane River to share the sunset with these charismatic creatures. Don’t miss the action as the bats fly over at dusk, get up close with orphaned baby bats on board, and listen to live commentary on the species as we say goodbye to another spectacular season of Batty Boat Cruising.
Brisbane River, departing Mowbray Park
Sunday, 12 March