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...
Vale Suzie Smith 1952–2021

Vale Suzie Smith 1952–2021

10 January 2022 Authors: Daryl Dickson, Liz Downes & Carol Muller, Cassowary Coast & Hinchinbrook Branch Vale Suzie Smith 1952–2021 Suzie Smith, founder and long-time office-bearer of WPSQ’s Cassowary Coast and Hinchinbrook Branch, died peacefully in Tully...
Recovering the Mahogany Glider: A Team Effort

Recovering the Mahogany Glider: A Team Effort

  17 September 2021 The National Mahogany Glider Recovery Team met in Tully last week, and despite the uncertainty and complexity of remote meetings, cooperation between members was high – all working constructively to improve the future for this endangered...
2020-21 PIP Monitoring at North Brook Island

2020-21 PIP Monitoring at North Brook Island

28 February 2021 Author: Liz Downes, Vice President, Wildlife Queensland Townsville Branch For the 56th successive year (yes, you read that correctly) a series of pied imperial-pigeon counts at North Brook Island was completed in February 2021. Long supported by the...
Liz Downes: Queensland Volunteer of the Year 2020

Liz Downes: Queensland Volunteer of the Year 2020

By Paul Sutton On Tuesday, 1 December, the Pied Imperial Pigeon Count at North Brook Island, begun 55 years ago by Margaret and Arthur Thorsborne, was again counting the thousands of pigeons flying back to their nests on the island. For the back story of this...

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