Welcome to Wildlife Queensland Bayside Branch.
Cicada Film Festival
The Cicada Film Festival (formerly the Cicada Awards) is an annual short film competition open to South-East Queensland youth, up to and including 24 years of age. It was initiated by the Wildlife Preservation Society of Qld Bayside Branch in 2011. In 2014 it was joined by Ocean Ark Alliance, and in 2019 by Ocean Crusaders (the Organisers).
In 2019, entries closed on 7 May. The Premiere Screening & Awards Night was on Friday, 7 June 2019. Check out the prizes and winners for 2019.
If you or someone you know is under 25 years of age, it’s a great chance to hear what youth have to say on environmental issues. For more information go to Cicada Film Festival website.
Meetings and activities
Bayside Branch hosts monthly meetings with expert guest presenters, conducts a variety of workshops throughout the year and arranges family outings such as spotlighting, bushwalks, birdwatching and an annual cruise in Moreton Bay.
All these activities aim to be both fun and educational. Members also participate in bushcare groups.
Bayside Branch also promotes community-based fauna & flora surveys, including curlew and dugong surveys and Seagrass Watch, a long-term monitoring program to map and monitor seagrass habitats. Seagrass Watch attracts a lot of interest from both the local community and government agencies and is proving very successful.
Bayside Branch produces two monthly newsletters to keep members and friends up to date with our activities and provide informative articles on different aspects of wildlife and habitat.
Wildlife Diary (monthly except Dec, Jan)
WPSQ Bayside Branch Newsletter (monthly except Dec, Jan)