Strong wind may have made photography difficult and heat added to the intractability of insects – which sometimes zipped around too much to have their portraits taken – but Wildlife Queensland’s Fraser Coast Branch members and nature enthusiasts managed to make more than 430 observations during their first BioBlitz of 2022.
Biosecurity officers have seized a prohibited exotic snake found at large in an Ipswich home. The find – late last year – brought the number of American corn snakes (Pantherophis guttatus) detected in Queensland in 2021 to seven.
Wildlife Queensland’s Gold Branch is “getting crabby” about the exploitation of coastal environments and asking Queenslanders whether they want pristine, natural beaches free from private on-sand commercialisation, or whether they want sunbed-crowded, litter-strewn Balinese-style sandpits largely devoid of wildlife and non-paying beachgoers.
Under the Biosecurity Act 2014, all individuals and organisations are obliged to help stop the spread of fire ants on their premises. To help contain the spread, the National Fire Ant Eradication Program (NFAEP) is now offering free treatment packs to residents in affected suburbs of Calamvale, the Gold Coast and Tamborine Mountain.
Sign a petition demanding the Federal Government rejects the Karreman Quarry proposal to expand into some 60 ha of koala, grey-headed flying fox, tusked frog, powerful owl and greater glider habitat at West Mt Cotton Road in the Redlands.
This year, Wildlife Queensland and the Boomerang Alliance want to see plastic items like coffee cups, thick plastic bags and other problem plastics also removed. Alternatives – whether avoiding, using reusable containers or switching to certified compostable items – are already available.
Join Wildlife Queensland’s Quoll Seekers Network and Park Ridge Connect, along with expert presenter Paul Revie, to learn more about Logan’s incredible and endangered quolls and how you can help find them and save them.
Our regional wildlife carers and conservationists need a voice, too, and that’s why we urge any friends of Wildlife Queensland who inhabit rural or remote regions to complete the Regional Wellbeing Survey.