What's On Calendar
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What's On Calendar

 

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) update:

Given the developments related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), Wildlife Queensland and its Branches are assessing the formats and timings of upcoming WPSQ events and will keep you informed of any changes as new information arrives. Please refer to our Facebook page for updates.

The health and safety of our members, supporters, staff and volunteers is a top priority for Wildlife Queensland. We will continue to follow advice from the federal government and Queensland Health.


 

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

 

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 a 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 with WPSQ Sunshine Coast & Hinterland Branch

WPSQ Sunshine Coast Branch will be holding their Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday, 1 March. All welcome. Bring a hat, sunscreen, closed footwear and gloves.
Ben Bennett Bushland Park, Queen Street, Caloundra 4551

Sunday, 1 March 2020 from 8.00 am to 10.00 am

Enquiries, phone Jude Crighton, Secretary on 07 5491 4153
 

For more Clean Up Australia Day events and information on how to get involved, head to 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

On World Wildlife Day 2020, we will celebrate and raise awareness of the special place of wild plants and animals in their many varied and beautiful forms as a component of the world’s biological diversity. Find out how you can get involved via the WWD website.
various

Tuesday, 3 March 2020

More information on the World Wildlife Day website.
 

Parks Week

Parks Week is about hundreds of organisations across Australia and New Zealand holding events to celebrate the vital role parks play in creating liveable cities and thriving communities. Parks Week 2020 will focus on how spending time in our parks and open spaces positively influence our wellbeing.
various

7 to 15 March 2020

More information on the Parks Week website.
 

The John Sinclair Memorial Lecture

Dr. John Sinclair AO, founder of the Fraser Island Defenders Organisation (FIDO) died on 3rd February 2019. Fraser Island Defenders Organisation (FIDO) is honoring the outstanding contribution John made to conservation generally, and Fraser Island (K’Gari) in particular, by establishing the John Sinclair Memorial Lecture. The Inaugural Lecture will be delivered by renowned conservationist Dr. Aila Keto AO, Founder and President of the Australian Rainforest Conservation Society.
Masonic Grand Lodge, 311 Ann Street, Brisbane City, QLD 4000

Saturday, 7 March 2020 from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm

More information and tickets on Eventbrite.
 

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.
various

Sunday, 8 March 2020

Find out more and how you can get involved on the International Women’s Day website.
 

NaturallyGC Platypus Appreciation Day

Hosted by City of Gold Coast and Gold Coast Catchment Association. Join us for a day of activities, presentations and stalls. Hear Guest Speaker Tamielle Brunt, University of Queensland talk about the uniqueness of platypus and their importance in freshwater ecosystems, and her research which will increase the conservation status of this iconic species and overall enhance the protection of freshwater waterways within the region.
Mudgeeraba Music Centre

Sunday, 8 March 2020 from 9.30 am to 11.30 am

More information on Facebook.
 

POSTPONED 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.
 

Berrinba Wetlands Spotlighting

Hosted by Oxley Creek Catchment Association. Come and join us for a guided walk and learn more about the fauna inhabiting our local wetlands. Please wear walking shoes and bring a small torch. Please meet at 6:15 pm for refreshments at the Berrinba Wetlands Interpretive Centre and we will start on our spotlighting adventure at 6:45 pm.
Berrinba Wetlands, Wayne Goss Dr, Brisbane, Qld 4117

Saturday, 14 March 2020 from 6.15 pm to 7.45 pm

More information on Facebook.
 

CANCELLED – Cooloola BioBlitz 2020: Discover Nature

An exciting BioBlitz aimed at tracking down and identifying as many animals, plants and other living natural resources is being planned for northern Cooloola in March. An exciting lineup of expert team leaders across a broad range of plants, animals, inspect and fungi. The area is well known for its exceptional birdlife.
Rainbow Beach Community Hall, 32 Rainbow Beach Road, Rainbow Beach, Qld 4581

From 20 March, 3.30 pm to 22 March 2020, 3.30pm

More information on Facebook.
 

CANCELLED – City Nature Challenge iNaturalist Workshop

Free workshop. Join like-minded nature lovers and learn to take nature photos suitable for iNaturalist. You’ll also explore the iNaturalist app learning all the tips and tricks to submitting a sighting in preparation for the City Nature Challenge Bioblitz to be held on Redlands Coast from 23-27 April 2020.
IndigiScapes, Runnymede Road, Capalaba, Qld

Saturday, 21 March from 4.00 pm to 6.00pm

More information on Facebook.
 

International Day of Forests

The International Day of Forests was established on the 21st day of March, by resolution of the United Nations General Assembly on November 28, 2012. Each year, various events celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests, and trees outside forests, for the benefit of current and future generations.
various

Saturday, 21 March 2020

More information on the International Day of Forests website.
 

World Water Day

World Water Day 2020, on 22 March, is about water and climate change – and how the two are inextricably linked.
various

Sunday, 22 March 2020

More information on the World Water Day website.

 

Earth Hour

Sign up, switch off and #Connect2Earth this Earth Hour and join millions around the world to raise your voice for people and nature.
various

Saturday, 28 March 2020 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm local time

More information on the Earth Hour website.
 

CANCELLED – Shorebird workshop led by Cecile Espigole and Will Price

Hosted by Wildlife Queensland Fraser Coast Branch. Join us for a fascinating shorebird workshop on 28 March. Following the presentation, we will relocate to a nearby shorebird roost. Be prepared for a short beach walk.
Meet at 8.00 am at Brennan Park at the beach end of Sawmill Rd, Dundowran Beach, Hervey Bay.

Saturday, 28 March 2020 from 8.00 am

More information and RSVP to Vanessa – email: vanessa.egavins@gmail.com

 

April 2020

Citizen Science Month

Citizen Science Month is an annual effort in April to explore and advance scientific research around the globe.
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1 April to 30 April 2020

More information on the Citizen Science Month website.
 

Watergum Backyard BioBlitz – Celebrate Citizen Science Month

Celebrate Citizen Science and find out what’s in your backyard! Running from 1 to 30 April for the Gold Coast, Logan and Scenic Rim.
various

1 April to 30 April 2020

More information on Facebook.
 

World Pollinator Count  

Held twice a year, this project invites participants to watch any flowering plant for just ten minutes, and record insects that visit the flowers. The aim is to boost knowledge on wild pollinator activity.
various

12 April to 19 April 2020

More information on the World Pollinator Count website.
 

Earth Day

This year marks 50 years of Earth Day. The theme for Earth Day 2020 is climate action. Climate change represents the biggest challenge to the future of humanity and the life-support systems that make our world habitable.
various

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

More information on the Earth Day website.
 

iNaturalist’s City Nature Challenge 2020

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various

24 to 27 April 2020

More information on the City Nature Challenge website.
 

Anzac Day

Anzac Day is one of Australia’s most important national commemorative occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.
various

Saturday, 25 April 2020

More information about Anzac Day.
 

POSTPONED – Roads to Restoration: There is some good news – Darryl Jones

Free talk. Hosted by Wildlife Queensland Brisbane Branch with special guest speaker, Prof Darryl Jones. Although new and expanded roads continue to expand in SE Queensland, there are also some remarkable examples of major new initiatives and positive developments as well. The most recent is the new crossing structures associated with the up-graded Gateway and Ipswich Motorways next to Karawatha Forest.
Albion Peace Hall, 102 McDonald Road, Windsor, Qld

Tuesday, 28 April 2020 from 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm

More information on Facebook.
 

May 2020

International Compost Awareness Week

International Compost Awareness Week Australia (ICAW), is a week of activities, events and publicity to improve awareness of the importance of compost, a valuable organic resource and to promote compost use, knowledge and products. We can compost to help scrap carbon pollution by avoiding landfilling organic materials and helping to build healthier soils.
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Sunday, 3 May to Saturday, 9 May 2020

More information on the Compost Week website.
 

World Migratory Bird Day

World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. It has a global outreach and is an effective tool to help raise global awareness of the threats faced by migratory birds, their ecological importance, and the need for international cooperation to conserve them.

various

Saturday, 9 May 2020 (and 10 October 2020)

 

National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week (NVW) is the annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers. The theme for National Volunteer Week 2020 is “Changing Communities. Changing Lives”.

various

Monday, 18 May to Sunday, 24 May 2020

More information on the Volunteering Australia website.
 

International Day for Biological Diversity

This year’s celebrations of the International Day for Biological Diversity focus on biodiversity as the foundation for our food and health and a key catalyst to transforming food systems and improving human health.

various

Friday, 22 May 2020

 

World Turtle Day

The day was created as an annual observance to help people celebrate and protect turtles and tortoises and their disappearing habitats around the world.

various

Saturday, 23 May 2020

More information on the World Turtle Day website.
 

Miniature Lives – Identifying insects in the home and garden

Free talk. Hosted by Wildlife Queensland Brisbane Branch. Our guest speaker, Michelle Gleeson, Bugs Ed, will talk us through some strategies for identifying insects, introduce you to the major insect orders and show cases of preserved insects and some live ones too.
Albion Peace Hall, 102 McDonald Road, Windsor, Qld

Tuesday, 26 May 2020 from 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm

More information on Facebook.
 

National Reconciliation Week

This year Reconciliation Australia marks twenty years of operations in shaping Australia’s journey towards a more just, equitable and reconciled nation. The 2020 NRW theme is In This Together.
various

27 May to 3 June 2020

More information on the  National Reconciliation Week website.
 

June 2020

The ASX of biodiversity: an Australian Threatened Species Index

Free talk. Hosted by Wildlife Queensland Brisbane Branch with special guest speaker, Dr Elisa Bayraktarov. Come and learn how you can contribute and shape Australia’s Threatened Species Index by monitoring the threatened species you love!
Albion Peace Hall, 102 McDonald Road, Windsor, Qld

Tuesday, 23 June 2020 from 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm

More information on Facebook.
 

July 2020

Coming soon.

 

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.
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Monthly

 

Nature in the Library Talks by Wildlife Queensland Fraser Coast Branch 

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

  • 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

NOTICE: In response to COVID-19, Fraser Coast Libraries will remain closed until further notice.

 
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 months, 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.

NOTICE: In the event that Faunawatch activities are postponed or cancelled, we will email all Faunawatch members to advise. Please also follow and regularly check the Wildlife Queensland Facebook page for updates.

Faunawatch regular survey

Where: Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens
When: 8.00 am Please refer to the Faunawatch webpage for dates.

Fourth Monday walks

Where & when: Please refer to the Faunawatch webpage for dates and locations.

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

Written by wildlife1ict