Dine & Shine postponed

14 February 2022

Sadly, this event has been POSTPONED. Wildlife Queensland will be in touch with registered attendees to propose a new date and location.
‘Dine & Shine’ with Wildlife Queensland on the Scenic Rim at our Queensland Glider Network half-day workshop, light dinner, and spotlighting event at Camp Moogerah.

Join our expert presenters Paul Revie, Jessica Lovegrove-Walsh, and Geckoes Wildlife Presentations for a FREE half-day educational workshop, light dinner and spotlighting tour in the surrounds of the beautiful Scenic Rim at Camp Moogerah, near Spicers Gap.

Learn more about the region’s glorious gliding mammals, with a particular focus on the vulnerable yellow-bellied glider (Petaurus australis) and the endangered southern and central greater glider (Petauroides volans). You’ll also get to meet some furry friends up close, courtesy of Geckoes Wildlife Presentations. Spaces are limited, so book online below today.

 

Where: Camp Moogerah, 880 Lake Moogerah Road, Moogerah (We recommend booking a campsite or cabin if spotlighting late, although it is entirely optional).

When: POSTPONED (Was Saturday 5 March 11:30 am to 7:00 pm)

Cost: FREE. Light lunch and dinner provided.

RSVP: POSTPONED FOR NOW

Please note: Attendees over 16 years of age are required to show proof of double-vaccination for Covid-19.

You’ll be able to:

  • get up-close with some of Queensland’s adorable gliders, with an engaging native animal presentation by Geckoes Wildlife Presentations
  • learn all about the preferred habitats, habits, and lifestyles of Queensland’s largest gliders and what makes them so hollow-dependent and at risk of extinction
  • learn how to make, choose and install much-needed glider boxes that act as artificial tree hollows
  • learn about best practice surveying and spotlighting techniques for gliders, and find out how landholders and the public can get involved and provide useful data that helps conservation biologists and ecologists as they work to save these species
  • enjoy a light lunch and dinner while meeting like-minded nature lovers in idyllic natural surrounds at Camp Moogerah on the Scenic Rim
  • take an (optional) informative early evening spotlighting tour around Spicers Gap and hopefully spot some wild gliders!

Supported by the Australian Government’s Bushfire Recovery for Wildlife and their Habitats program.

Program

PLEASE NOTE, DUE TO FLOODING THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED

11:30 am – Welcome and introduction (Paul Revie, Queensland Glider Network)
12:00 midday – The importance of hollows and nest box installation demonstration (Jessica Lovegrove-Walsh, Friends of Nerang National Park)
1:30 pm – Sandwich/Light lunch break
2:00 pm – Native wildlife presentation (Martin Fingland, Geckoes Wildlife Presentations)
4:00 pm – Learn about Australia’s vocal and gregarious yellow-bellied gliders (Queensland Glider Network)
5:00 pm – Protecting gliders and close (Paul Revie, Queensland Glider Network)
6:00 pm – Light dinner at Camp Moogerah Dining Hall
7:00 pm – Optional spotlighting (Spicers Gap, location TBD)

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS

Paul Revie, Project Officer, Queensland Glider Network

Paul Revie is an ecologist and zoologist who spent several years as a nature guide in Tropical North Queensland, showing tourists around the geological wonder of the Undara lava tubes before working as the senior ecologist for a local environmental consultancy. Five years ago, Paul founded the Quoll Society of Australia Inc, a research group dedicated to the conservation of the spotted-tailed quoll in southern Queensland. He has since worked closely with Wildlife Queensland’s Quoll Seekers Network and Queensland Glider Network, completing surveys and nest box installation projects for greater gliders throughout Logan and the Scenic Rim.

Jessica Lovegrove-Walsh, Friends of Nerang National Park

Jessica Lovegrove-Walsh is the founder of Friends of Nerang National Park, a volunteer group dedicated to the promotion, enhancement, and conservation of Nerang (Ngarang-Wal) National Park. The group has been awarded several grants to fund surveys and habitat restoration works for endangered greater gliders in the mosaic of eucalypt forests and woodlands within the park. Currently, the group is installing a mixture of traditional nest boxes and novel artificial hollows to compare the level of uptake of the different designs by greater gliders. This project aims to link subpopulations of gliders across areas where natural hollows are limited or absent, thereby restoring connectivity and genetic exchange to this important peri-urban greater glider population. Jessica has a Master of Evolutionary Systems Biology and a Graduate Certificate in Environment.

Martin Fingland, Geckoes Wildlife Presentations

Geckoes Wildlife is a licensed Wildlife Demonstration business that has been operating for more than 20 years, acquiring both an incredible collection of native wildlife and a well-deserved reputation for providing high-quality presentations with wonderful staff. Martin Fingland and his dedicated team have a long-term commitment to breeding and conserving rare, threatened, and endangered species, including gliding marsupials, and sharing the wonder of wildlife with the general public.

 

CAN’T MAKE IT? GET INVOLVED IN OTHER WAYS

You can get involved and help the Queensland Glider Network in many ways.

  • Join the Queensland Glider Network (QGN)Head to the QGN webpage for more informationEmail us to express your interest and include your contact details.
  • Report a sighting: Have you ever seen a glider in the wild? If so, you can make a valuable contribution to QGN by telling us about your previous and recent sightings. Email us at glider@wildlife.org.au with a description of your sighting, the postcode of your sighting and your contact details.
  • Like us on Facebook and post your best glider photos to our wall to give us permission to share. Also, like Yellow-Bellied Glider Project on Instagram.
  • Support us: If you would like to make a financial contribution, you can support the work of the Queensland Glider Network through our adopt-a-glider

PUBLICATIONS AND INFORMATION

SPECIES PROFILE

CONTACT US

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Wildlife Queensland on 07 3844 0129 or email: communications@wildlife.org.au

 

Supported by the Australian Government’s Bushfire Recovery for Wildlife and their Habitats program.

Written by Wildlifeqld