Australia without the platypus – what a damning thought!

Australia without the platypus – what a damning thought!

© Slowmotiongli from Getty Images. 15 November 2022 Wildlife Queensland has launched its annual Christmas appeal focused on a species that is arguably among the most bizarre in the world — the platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus). Considered a hoax when a specimen...
Containers for change looks to expand

Containers for change looks to expand

8 November 2022 Queensland’s popular Containers for Change program could soon be expanded to include glass wine and spirit bottles to ramp up recycling, put money back into the pockets of Queenslanders and charities, and protect the state’s environment and great...
Rethinking waste this National Recycling Week

Rethinking waste this National Recycling Week

  7 November 2022 National Recycling Week was founded by Planet Ark in 1996 as an opportunity for Australians to take waste and recycling into their own hands by improving their recycling knowledge and building better recycling habits. This National Recycling...
Passengers go ‘Batty’ for Halloween Cruise

Passengers go ‘Batty’ for Halloween Cruise

© Jo Towsey Images from left: 4-week-old orphaned black flying-fox, Georgia; Craft sign and a bat puppet made by a Batty Boat crafty kid; Wildlife Queensland volunteers Zai and Jasmine with Peter the boat skipper. Images: Jo Towsey. 3 November 2022 Beautiful warm...
Supporting waterway health this National Water Week

Supporting waterway health this National Water Week

18 October 2022 National Water Week, held every third week in October, is an annual event dedicated to building awareness of the value of water in Australia and aims to inspire individuals, communities and organisations to take action to help protect and conserve this...
Claude’s Block: Every reason to celebrate!

Claude’s Block: Every reason to celebrate!

© Liz Downes A walk around the lower loop of Claude’s Block. (All photos: Liz Downes)   18 October 2022 | Author: Liz Downes It is estimated that there are between 800 and 900 resident koalas on Yunbenun (Magnetic Island) — making the island one of Australia’s...
Fighting fire ants in Ipswich with free bait

Fighting fire ants in Ipswich with free bait

© stevenw12339 / Flickr Red imported fire ants. Image: © stevenw12339 / Flickr   18 October 2022 The Ipswich community is being urged to help stop fire ants from spreading any further in South East Queensland by registering online to receive free fire ant bait to...
Dawson Valley Butterfly Weekend a flying success!

Dawson Valley Butterfly Weekend a flying success!

17 October 2022 Authors: Melanie Simmons and Viola Temple-Watts More than 30 enthusiastic participants helped Upper Dawson branch celebrate Wildlife Queensland’s 60th anniversary and learnt about Central Queensland’s many butterfly species at the Dawson Valley...
SEQ glider surveys yield encouraging wildlife sightings

SEQ glider surveys yield encouraging wildlife sightings

© Josh Bowell Image: Josh Bowell / Yellow-bellied glider.   1 October 2022 It’s been an exciting and busy week for Wildlife Queensland’s Queensland Glider Network projects team, with surveys in Logan and Moogerah, South East Queensland showing...

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