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What's on Calendar

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

For the latest updates on Wildlife Queensland events, please also refer to our Facebook page.

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2021

July | August | September | October

July 2021

 

Wildlife Queensland Fraser Coast Branch Mount Doongul Nature Walk

Leaving from Musket Flat we follow the National Bicentennial Trail, ascent Mt. Doongul, and return via a challenging ridgeline.
Location: Mount Doongul, near Maryborough, QLD

Date: Sunday, 4 July 2021

For further information and to book, phone John Williams on 0428 980 019.
 
 

Zoom Webinar: Our laws need to work for nature!  

The Morrison Government’s proposal to weaken our national nature laws has been voted on in the House of Representatives in Federal Parliament.

While there was opposition, the Government passed amendments to water down the laws that are supposed to protect the birds and places we all love.

Location: Online – Zoom webinar

Date: Thursday, 15 July 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Register here. A zoom link will follow after you RSVP.
 

Wildlife Queensland Brisbane Branch invites you to a guided walk at Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens

Come and see some of the hidden treasures of Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens and meet your fellow Wildlife Queensland Brisbane Branch members and supporters. A free guided tour led by Jill and Alan Don. Morning tea provided. Children welcome. Contacts on the day: Sue Ogilvie 0427 856933; Ginny Barbour 0432 431162.
Location: Meet at Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens Bougainvillea Lookout, Brisbane, QLD

Date: Friday, 16 July: 8.15 am for 8.30 am until 10.00 am

 

Social get-together with Wildlife Queensland Fraser Coast Branch

Join Wildlife Queensland Fraser Coast Branch for a guided walk followed by afternoon tea.
Location: Parraweena Park Bushland Reserve, Cnr Spence & Corser Street, Point Vernon, QLD 4655

Date: Sunday, 18 July from 1.30 pm

More information/to register: email frasercoast@wildlife.org.au.
 
 

Wildlife Queensland Bayside Branch presents Polar Bears to Penguins Adventures

Join Wildlife Queensland Bayside Branch for fascinating photo-illustrated talk. Travel to Manitoba, Antarctica with a Bayside member, stunning photos, the impact of human activity, climate change on Polar Bear survival. Free event but you must register. Enjoy the club facilities, food available.
Location: Redland Multi Sports Centre – Cnr. Bailey & Randall Rd, Birkdale QLD 4159

Date: Friday, 30 July 2021 at 7.00 pm

For more information, download the flyer. Register online at the Eventbrite page.
 
 

Rakali Festival – Offset Planting 

Get active outdoors and help contribute to a cleaner, greener Brisbane by helping plant trees, ensuring that Brisbane’s natural habitat cover is connected, healthy and safe for local wildlife in this FREE event suitable for all ages.

This event celebrates the Rakali: one of Australia’s only two amphibious mammals (the platypus is the other). Come and find out more about this cute, mostly aquatic animal that has been described as an “Australian otter”, with sightings in many creeks across Brisbane.  Participants will receive their own free native plants, to help build even more habitat in their own yards. Enjoy some music and kids games too.

Location: Kate Street, Carina (Preston Road Park, opposite Epala Street, near the Skate Track Carpark)

Date: Saturday, 31 July 2021 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

 

Fraser Coast Backyard Bioblitz Winter 2021

Hosted by Wildlife Queensland Frasher Coast Branch. Discover the wealth of plants, fungi, lichen and animals in the Fraser Coast region during winter, in your own or the wider regional ‘backyard’. You can photograph (or make recordings) of your observations and then upload them on the iNaturalist Australia website. This is linked to the Atlas of Living Australia. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know what you have observed, someone else may be able to identify your subject(s) for you.
Location: Bundaberg Region Local Government Area, Fraser Coast Region Local Government Area, Gympie Region Local Government Area

Date: 31 July 2021 – 1 August 2021

More information on the iNaturalist Australia website.

 

Coochiemudlo Island Mangrove Festival

The inaugural Coochiemudlo Mangrove Festival is being held on Saturday, 31 July 2021. Visitors can explore the island’s mangrove forest and learn about the critical role mangroves play in the well-being of our planet. Walks, talks, boat rides, arts & crafts, Quandamooka Cultural Experience, and much more.
Location: Coochiemudlo Island, QLD

Date: Saturday, 31 July 2021

More information, program details and tickets on the Coochiemudlo Heritage Society website.
 

August 2021

 

Bird Identification for Beginners

A one-day bird identification workshop run by Lockyer Community Action Inc and presented by Roger Jaensch. Time will be split between indoor instruction and guided outdoor birding sessions—perfect for people with limited or no experience of birdwatching and who want to learn more about identifying birds. Cost $5.
Location: Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre

Date: Saturday 14 August 2021, 9 am to 4 pm

Download the information sheet for more or email Hanneke Nooren (hannekenooren@gmail.com) including your name, residential address, email address, phone number, and the name of the workshop you wish to attend.
 

2021 Sunshine Coast Wildflower Festival

The Sunshine Coast Wildflower Festival is an annual, spring event to celebrate the beautiful display of wildflowers on the Sunshine Coast. The Wildflower Festival was born in 1967 by Kathleen McArthur, an artist, author, environmentalist and founding member of the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland. The Wildflower Festival provides free, public guided walks and activities across the Sunshine Coast.
Location: Sunshine Coast – various

Date: 21 August – 5 September 2021

More information or Download the full program for all the details and booking information.
 

September 2021

 

WPSQ Southern Branches Meet-up and Annual General Meeting

Members, come and support Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland for the Southern Branches Meet-up and Annual General Meeting on Saturday 11 September 2021.  There will be branch highlights, the AGM, awards, presentations, good food, plus a gentle wildlife walk. Please note that this is a Covid Safe Event that will follow the recommended safety measures on the day. Cost: $10 earlybird offer until 14 August); $15 thereafter. Bookings close 6 September 2021.
Location: Nudgee Beach Environmental Education Centre, 1588 Nudgee Rd, Nudgee Beach QLD 4014

Date: Saturday 11 September 2021, 9 am to 2 pm.

More information or book online (earlybird offer until 14 August 2021).
 
 

Nature Journaling

This one-day workshop with Paula Peeters will introduce participants to nature journaling, increase their confidence in their drawing and nature-writing abilities, and expose them to various ways to use nature journaling (e.g. to record scientific observations, to explore ecological connections, to slow down). Cost $5. Minimum age: 15 years.
Location: Grantham (exact location TBA)

Date: Sunday 12 September 2021, 9 am to 3 pm.

Download the information sheet for more or email Hanneke Nooren (hannekenooren@gmail.com) including your name, residential address, email address, phone number, and the name of the workshop you wish to attend.
 

 

October 2021

 

Nature Photography

This one-day nature-photography workshop, presented by Robert Ashdown and Lockyer Community Action Inc, includes indoor and outdoor practical work and individual tuition with equipment brought along. Use photography to enhance your appreciation and connection with the natural world while you learn how to take quality wildlife photographs with compact cameras or mobile phones and maximise the potential for species identification. Cost $5.
Location: Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre

Date: Sunday 17 October 2021. 9 am to 3 pm.

Download the information sheet for more or email Hanneke Nooren (hannekenooren@gmail.com) including your name, residential address, email address, phone number, and the name of the workshop you wish to attend.
 

Halloween Batty Boat Cruise

Join Wildlife Queensland on a ‘Spooktacular’ Brisbane River cruise for Halloween! Watch the bats fly out over the Brisbane River at sunset, interact with orphaned baby bats on board, and listen to live commentary about Brisbane flying-fox species and other amazing wildlife. Cost: Adults: $37; Conc: $29; Child: $19;  Family (4): $100; Family (5): $115
Location: Cultural Centre Pontoon, Cultural Centre Boardwalk, South Brisbane QLD 4101 (50m upstream from the Victoria Bridge)

Date: Sunday 31 October 2021

Save the date. Online bookings open in August.
 

Ongoing Events

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.
Location: Redland Multi Sports Club, Cnr Bailey and Randall Rd, Birkdale, QLD 4159

Date: Monthly (refer to Facebook page for dates) on Fridays @ 7:o0pm

More info on Facebook.
 
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.
Location: Albion Peace Hall, 102 McDonald Road, Windsor, Qld

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

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.
Location: various

Date: Monthly

More info on our webpage or email frasercoast@wildlife.org.au.
 

Nature in the Library Talks by Wildlife Queensland Fraser Coast Branch 

Free event. A fabulous line-up of wildlife talks. Everyone welcome.

Location and date:

  • 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm, third Friday of the month at Hervey Bay library
  • 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm, 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.
Location and Date:

  • Faunawatch regular survey Maroochy Botanical Gardens
  • Fourth Monday walks various locations

Refer to the Faunawatch webpage for specific dates and locations.

More info on Faunawatch survey events are in the latest Faunawatch Newsletter.
 

Written by wildlife1ict