Welcome to Wildlife Queensland Upper Dawson Branch.
Our Branch usually has four meetings a year. The Activities Officer arranges the venue with property owners or National Parks. While wet weather curtails more widespread travel in La Nina years, our trips have taken us to Central Queensland’s National Parks, sandstone gorges, gas fields, coal mines, boggomosses, wetlands and forests.
Some of our members have written nature notes for local publications, and enjoy bird-watching and plant identification. Our Project Officer issues a monthly newsletter and our Activities officer a quarterly report on the Outings at which we hold our meetings.
Photographers, artists or camping and wildlife enthusiasts are always welcome to come and learn with us about this wonderful natural world in which we live.
Theodore Bird Hide opening: 6 August 2020
When Loraine Hellyer suggested the Upper Dawson branch of the Wildlife Preservation Society (WPSQ) erect a bird hide to encourage the observation of our local avian fauna, the branch drew plans, obtained quotes, engaged a builder and applied for funding.
Thanks to generous financial support from the Banana Shire Council and the Theodore Lions Club and the construction by Bock Engineering works, the project came to fruition.
Meetings and activities
Our Branch has Saturday meetings in February, May, August and October, weather permitting.
Venues vary and are advertised in newsletters and by email.
Upcoming 2020 meetings and activities
WPSQ Upper Dawson Outing and AGM
When: 24 October 2020
Enquiries – Melanie Simmons PH. 0428 278 416
Previous 2020 meetings and activities
2019 meetings and activities
Phones: (07) 4627 8416, or (07) 4628 6140, or 0427 504 56
Upper Dawson Branch produces a monthly newsletter and other publications to keep members and friends up to date with our activities and provide informative articles on different aspects of wildlife and habitat.
WPSQ Upper Dawson Branch Newsletter (quarterly)2020:
Wildlife Preservation Society of Qld