Keen to Go Green?

Keen to Go Green?

16 October 2021 Many nature-lovers who attend Wildlife Queensland’s webinars, meetings or workshops express enthusiasm for revegetating their properties with native flora.  Here are 9 simple steps to getting started with your rewilding project. Tough Covid measures in...
Boredom-busting Wildlife-themed Activities for Kids

Boredom-busting Wildlife-themed Activities for Kids

6 August 2021   Download our wildlife-themed kids’ activities After a week of lockdown, most Queenslanders are hoping restrictions will ease on Sunday 8 August. We all have to continue doing our bit, but we also know that spending time in nature has...
Living with snakes

Living with snakes

(by Wildlife Queensland Bayside Branch) Snakes are undoubtedly the most fascinating of our vertebrate animals. Whilst only a very small percentage of people look at snakes with affection, everyone has a story, myth or opinion on them. People are amazed by snakes,...
Bringing Pollinators Back to our Cities

Bringing Pollinators Back to our Cities

By: Jake Slinger & Michael Fox Pollinator Link® members Jake Slinger and Michael Fox discuss how a new citizen science project will help urban residents create wildlife-friendly gardens to benefit pollinators. Pollinator Link® is a non-profit social enterprise...
Feeding wild birds in Australia

Feeding wild birds in Australia

10 June 2020 Bird feeding is an increasingly popular activity with an estimated 30-60 per cent of Australian households feeding backyard wild birds. But is it a good idea? Wildlife Queensland recently caught up with urban ecologist and pioneering researcher in bird...
Bringing the bush to city backyards

Bringing the bush to city backyards

May 2020 Authors: Jake Slinger & Michael Fox Do you love that flash of colour of butterflies, the dawn chorus of birds or the mysterious buzz of bees in your garden? I love all these experiences and I also love living in the city with all the conveniences and...
Tips to make pools, fences, and roadsides more fauna-friendly

Tips to make pools, fences, and roadsides more fauna-friendly

Urban backyards and places where people live have structures for human convenience and safety. However, these structures may be inconvenient and unsafe for wildlife. Read these tips to make pools, fences, and roadsides more fauna-friendly. Swimming pools Dangers to...
How to build a nest box

How to build a nest box

Squirrel glider is very comfy in this nest box. image © Alan Howieson. 5 May 2020 There are estimated to be around 400 species of Australian fauna that use tree hollows. Sadly, natural tree hollows are declining due to the pressures of urbanisation and land clearing....
Guide to nature & wildlife activities for kids

Guide to nature & wildlife activities for kids

updated: 27 September 2020 Switch screen time for green time over the school holidays (and beyond) and plan how to connect kids to nature. Citizen science projects Keep the kids occupied while helping scientists! Here is a list of citizen science projects that you and...
Garden trees and wildlife

Garden trees and wildlife

Think before you cut or prune a tree — an animal may rely on that tree for food or shelter. Read our tips to help. Do I need to remove the tree? If the tree is unsafe or poses a threat to people or structures, and no cost-effective remedy is possible, then remove the...

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