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.
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.
2019 meeting dates
Phones: (07) 4627 8416, or (07) 4628 6140, or 0427 504 56
WPSQ Central Branches Get-Together with Upper Dawson Branch
The WPSQ Central Branches Get-Together, held from 27-29 September 2019, was a wonderful opportunity for our Branch to showcase many of the diverse and spectacular plants, birds, landscapes and waterways in the Theodore-Taroom area, and to share our achievements and discuss our different challenges with an active group of coastal enthusiasts.
Taroom is in bloom – October 2019
Ooline (Cadellia pentastylis) is in flower in Taroom! Have a look at the stunning flowering currently at Ludwig Leichhardt Park, Taroom. View here.
Candleberry myrtle warning – August 2019
Have you seen candleberry myrtle growing in your region? This is a prohibited invasive plant and needs to be reported. If you have seen this, please contact the Queensland Herbarium on (07) 3199 7671, email a photo to: Queensland.Herbarium@qld.gov.au or contact Biosecurity Queensland on 13 25 23.
Download the candleberry myrtle fact sheet.
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)
Wildlife Preservation Society of Qld