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Our What’s On Calendar is a free service to groups and organisations concerned with the Australian environment and wildlife, that wish to bring their activities to the attention of our readers. Check back regularly for event updates!

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2020

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Ongoing events

January 2020

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February 2020

Batty Boat February Cruise

Experience the wonder and romance of our Batty Boat February 2020 Cruise. You’ll get to interact with orphaned baby bats, enjoy the live commentary and view the city sights as you cruise along the beautiful Brisbane River. Then watch the magnificent bats fly over the river at sunset. A one-of-a-kind experience!
Mowbray Park ferry terminal, Park Ave, East Brisbane, Qld

Sunday, 2 February 2020 from 4.15pm to 8.00pm(approx.)

More information on Facebook and the Wildlife Queensland website.
 

World Wetlands Day 2020

Wetland biodiversity: why it matters. Get involved via the WWD website.
various

Sunday, 2 February 2020

More information on the World Wetlands Day website.
 

World Wetlands Day 2020 event hosted by Redlands2030

On World Wetlands Day 2020, enjoy breakfast by the Bay in G.J. Walter Park while learning about Moreton Bay’s internationally significant Ramsar wetlands and Marine Park.
G.J. Walter Park in Cleveland (between the Grand View Hotel and the Toondah Harbour ferry terminal)

Sunday, 2 February 2020 from 8.00 am to 11.00 am

More information on the Redlands2030 website.
 

Creating Wildlife Corridors in the Scenic Rim

Hosted by Scenic Rim Wildlife. This free event will discuss why we need wildlife corridors in the Scenic Rim, progress so far, plans for 2020/21, and how you can be involved in planting and care of the trees and shrubs and/or as a citizen scientist. The event is free but please RSVP to scenicrim@wildlife.org.au for planning. Tea, coffee, soft drink and snacks will be available mid-morning.

The Centre, 82 Brisbane Street, Beaudesert, Qld

Saturday, 8 February 2020 from 9.30 am to 1.30 pm

More information on Facebook.
 

All about Phylum Cnidaria (Jellyfish)

Free talk. Hosted by Wildlife Queensland Brisbane Branch. David Exton’s talk will cover the characteristics, diversity and population dynamics of the Cnidarians as well as their venoms.
Albion Peace Hall, 102 McDonald Road, Windsor, Qld

Wednesday, 26 February 2020 from 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm

More information on Facebook.
 

Get up Close and Personal with Wildlife

Hosted by Wildlife Queensland Bayside Branch. Don’t miss this fun, educational wildlife event with presenter Martin Fingland from Geckos Wildlife Presentations.
Redlands Multi Sports Club, Cnr. Bailey & Randall Rd, Birkdale Qld 4159

Friday, 28 February 2020 from 7.00 pm

For more information, download the brochure.
 

March 2020

Clean Up Australia Day with WPSQ Bayside Branch

WPSQ Bayside Branch will be holding their Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday, 1 March at Redland Bay from 8.00 am. All welcome. Bring hat, sunscreen, closed footwear and gloves (these can be provided as needed). Low tide is at 8.00 am so we can access the foreshore areas if needed. Bring your Wellingtons if you want.
Sel Outridge Park, Redland Bay. Meeting Point: Car Park at the water end of Peel Street, Redland Bay.

Sunday, 1 March 2020 from 8.00 am to 11.00 am

More information on the Clean Up Australia website.
 

Clean Up Australia Day

It’s time to clean up Australia! Let’s get involved.
Various

Sunday, 1 March 2020

More information on the Clean Up Australia website.
 

Batty Boat March Cruise

Celebrate the wonder of wildlife this World Wildlife Day on a unique Batty Boat Cruise. You’ll get to interact with orphaned baby bats, enjoy the live commentary and view the city sights as you cruise along the beautiful Brisbane river. Then watch the magnificent bats fly over the river at sunset.

And when you book a cruise this March, you’ll also be helping to save vulnerable flying-foxes. 50% of our March Batty Boat Cruise profits will go to help our amazing friends at Bat Conservation & Rescue QLD care for the many starving and vulnerable flying-fox pups currently in their care.

Mowbray Park ferry terminal, Park Ave, East Brisbane, Qld

Sunday, 1 March 2020 from 4.15pm to 8.00pm(approx.)

More information on the Wildlife Queensland website.

 

World Wildlife Day

Celebrate World Wildlife Day. Find out how to get involoved via the WWD website.
various

Tuesday, 3 March 2020

More information on the World Wildlife Day website.
 

Protected Areas Matter: a 1-day symposium

Don’t miss this 1-day symposium about the importance of protected areas for wildlife conservation. Hosted by Wildlife Queensland and featuring renowned speakers, the aim of the symposium is to provide information on and encourage discussion of protected areas: what are they, their purpose, their management, their future and their role in the protection of wildlife. Light lunch, morning and afternoon tea provided.

Cost: non-members: $45; members: $35

Mt Coot-tha Auditorium, Brisbane, Qld

Saturday, 14 March 2020 from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm

More information on the Wildlife Queensland website.
 

Ongoing Events

Wildlife Queensland Brisbane Branch

Monthly talks by Wildlife Queensland Brisbane Branch 

Free event. All are welcome to attend the free monthly environmental talks presented by Wildlife Queensland’s Brisbane Branch on the fourth Tuesday of most months.
Albion Peace Hall, 102 McDonald Road, Windsor, Qld

Monthly (refer to Facebook page for dates) @ 7:30pm

More info on Facebook.
 
Wildlife Queensland Bayside Branch

Monthly talks by Wildlife Queensland Bayside Branch 

Free event. All are welcome to attend the free monthly environmental talks presented by Wildlife Queensland’s Bayside Branch.
Redlands Multi Sports Club, Cnr Bailey & Randall Rd, Birkdale, Qld

Monthly (refer to Facebook page for dates) @ 7:00pm

More info on Facebook.
 
Wildlife Queensland Fraser Coast Branch

Monthly Nature Walks by Wildlife Queensland Fraser Coast Branch 

Participation in the walks is free for members of Wildlife Queensland Fraser Coast. Non-members will be asked to make a $5 donation per walk. Most walks are on the first weekend of the month.
various, Nature Walks 2020 program coming soon

Monthly

 

Nature in the Library Talks by Wildlife Queensland Fraser Coast Branch 

Free event. A fabulous line-up of wildlife talks. Everyone welcome.
  • 12.00pm – 1.00pm, third Friday of the month at Hervey Bay library
  • 12.00pm – 1.00pm, fourth Friday of the month at Maryborough Library
 
Wildlife Queensland Sunshine Coast Branch

Faunawatch Regular Survey and walks – Wildlife Queensland Sunshine Coast Branch

FaunaWatch is a community-based program run by Wildlife Queensland’s Sunshine Coast Branch.

The Faunawatch Regular Survey, held on the second Wednesday of most month, provides an opportunity for anyone to come along and find out more about Faunawatch. Meeting in the car park we start with a walk on one of the several trails in the gardens followed by BYO morning tea and general discussion. A record of the fauna identified is kept.

Faunawatch walks are also held on the fourth Monday of most months.

Second Wednesday walks 

Where: Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens
When: 8.00am on the following dates in 2020:

  • 12 February 2020
  • 11 March 2020
  • 8 April 2020
  • 13 May 2020
  • 10 June 2020

Fourth Monday walks

When: 8.00am on the following dates in 2020:

  • 24 February, 2020: Kawana Forest, Meridan Plains on a part of the Climate Watch trail. We will start in Kurrajong Park before walking into Kawana Forest. The open grasslands to the west and the wallum sections provide a good mix of species.
    Meeting point: The picnic shed in Kurrajong Park, with parking along and next to Kurrajong Crescent, Meridan Plains.
More info on the latest Faunawatch survey events are in the latest Faunawatch Newsletter.
 

Written by wildlife1ict