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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 updates to Wildlife’s wonderful events in 2019!

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2019

September | October | November | December
Ongoing events

 

September 2019

National Biodiversity Month – September

Biodiversity Month is held in September each year and aims to promote the importance of protecting, conserving and improving biodiversity both within Australia and across the world.
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September 2019

 

National Wattle Day (and Father’s Day)

Wattle Day is a day of celebration in Australia on the first day of September each year, which is the official start of the Australian spring. This is the time when many Acacia species, are in flower. So, people wear a sprig of the flowers and leaves to celebrate the day.
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Sunday, 1 September 2019

More information on the Wattle Day website.
 

Barriers & Bridges  fauna movement solutions forum

The time for wildlife movement solutions to be common practice is well overdue. This forum gives focus to the next steps for action.
Featuring guest presenters (including Professor Darryl Jones) and a discussion panel with audience Q&A.
Griffith Uni EcoCentre, 170 Kessels Rd, Nathan, Qld 4111

Friday, 6 September from 9.00am to 12.15pm

Download the flyer. More information also available on the B4C Facebook page.
 
Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland Southern Branches Get Together and AGM
Come along and support your Society! The 2019 AGM event will be held in the Redland Bay area. The program includes branch highlights, the election of council members, good food and Your Voice for Your Wildlife Awards. The day will conclude with a talk on Koala Tracking and an afternoon walk in the G J Walter Park to view local wildlife and mangroves.
Redland City Lions Club, 122 Shore Street North, Cleveland, 4163

Saturday, 7 September from 9.00am to 3.45pm

 

National Threatened Species Day

Come and celebrate successful recovery projects underway to safeguard a number of threatened species in Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall from 9.00am – 2.00pm on National Threatened Species Day. There will be wildlife displays from up to 20 exhibitors including the Zoo and Aquarium Association of Australia, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Australia Zoo, and Sea World.

National Threatened Species Day highlights the past and how we can protect Queensland’s threatened plants and animals into the future, while also celebrating species success stories and ongoing threatened species recovery work.

Brisbane and various

7 September 2019

 

Witta Nature Refuge Working Bee

Volunteering opportunity. Grab your gardening gear and help beat back the weeds and plant some fast growing natives at this year’s Witta Nature Refuge Working Bee. What to bring: Long clothing, closed-in shoes, hat, sunscreen, water, lunch/snacks, garden tools and gloves.
Witta Nature Refuge, Maleny Kenilworth Road, Witta, Qld

Saturday, 21 September 2019 from 9.00pm to 4.00pm

More information on Facebook.


 

Containers for Change: Motivating Queenslanders 

Free event. Hosted by Wildlife Queensland Brisbane Branch. Each year, approximately three billion beverage containers are generated in our state alone and are the second most littered item. The Containers for Change scheme provides a 10 cent refund for each eligible container returned to a refund point. Glenda Viner, Senior Marketing Manager, Containers for Change will talk about what you can do to improve our recycling efforts, keep our environment litter-free and save a few dollars at the same time.
Albion Peace Hall, 102 McDonald Road, Windsor, Qld

Tuesday, 24 September 2019 from 7.30pm to 9.00pm

More information on Facebook.


 

World Cassowary Day

World Cassowary Day is a day of celebration to draw international attention to the reasons Cassowaries are globally important and need to be protected.
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Thursday, 26 September 2019

More information on the World Cassowary Day website.
 

WPSQ Central Branches Get-Together with Upper Dawson Branch

The Upper Dawson Branch welcomes the Central Branches for a get-together based in Theodore. The proposed itinerary is available for download.
Theodore / Taroom

27 to 29 September 2019

For more information, download the flyer.
 

October 2019

Witta Nature Refuge Working Bee

Volunteering opportunity. Grab your gardening gear and help beat back the weeds and plant some fast growing natives at this year’s Witta Nature Refuge Working Bee. What to bring: Long clothing, closed-in shoes, hat, sunscreen, water, lunch/snacks, garden tools and gloves.
Witta Nature Refuge, Maleny Kenilworth Road, Witta, Qld

Wednesday, 9 October 2019 from 9.00pm to 4.00pm

More information on Facebook.


 

Aussie Backyard Bird Count

The #AussieBirdCount is a great way to connect with the birds in your backyard no matter where your backyard happens to be — a suburban backyard, a local park, a patch of forest, down by the beach, or the main street of town. You can count as many times as you like over the week, we just ask that each count is completed over a 20-minute period. The data collected assists BirdLife Australia in understanding more about the birds that live where people live
Various

21 to 27 October 2019

 

Hidden Vale Wildlife Centre – Presenters: Dalene Adam & Dr Julia Hoy, The University of Queensland

Free event. Hosted by Wildlife Queensland Brisbane Branch. The Hidden Vale Wildlife Centre is an exciting new partnership between the University of Queensland and The Turner Family Foundation. In 2017, The University of Queensland entered into a long term cooperative venture with The Turner Family Foundation to undertake wildlife research and teaching on the Spicers Hidden Vale retreat property near Grandchester in South East Queensland. By housing a diverse range of native wildlife, the Hidden Vale Wildlife Centre offers UQ students and researchers valuable hands-on access to learn and develop next-generation wildlife management and conservation techniques.
Albion Peace Hall, 102 McDonald Road, Windsor, Qld

Tuesday, 22 October 2019 from 7.30pm to 9.00pm

More information on Facebook.


 

November 2019

National Recycling Week

In November 1996, Planet Ark founded National Recycling Week to bring a national focus to the environmental benefits of recycling. Now in its 23rd year, this established and highly regarded annual campaign continues to educate and stimulate behaviour change, by:

  • Promoting kerbside, industrial and community recycling initiatives
  • Giving people the tools to minimise waste and manage material resources responsibly at home, work and school.
Various

11 to 17 November 2019

More information on the National Recycling week website.


 

December 2019

Wildlife Queensland Annual Dinner with Prof Mike Archer

Prof. Mike Archer is perhaps best known for leading research into the extraordinary Riversleigh fossil deposits in Qld, which led to the site being listed on World Heritage Register. Join us for dinner and hear about Mike’s current research on discovering how the fossil record has vital information about how to save critically endangered species ‒ using strategies that would never have occurred to ecologists. His team is starting a project of this kind now to save the critically endangered Mountain Pygmy possum, and he is positive it will work! A must-hear presentation!
Indooroopilly Gold Club, The Terrace Room, Meiers Rd, Indooroopilly, Qld 4068

Saturday, 7 December 2019 from 6.30pm to 10.30pm



 

Ongoing Events

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.
 

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.
 

Monthly Nature Walks by Wildlife Queensland Fraser Coast branch 

Participation in the walks is free for members of Wildlife Queensland Fraser Coast in 2019. 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 (refer to web page for dates)

 

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
 

Faunawatch Regular Survey – Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens

FaunaWatch is a community-based program run by Wildlife Queensland’s Sunshine Coast Branch. The Faunawatch Regular Survey, held on the second Wednesday of the 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.

  • 8.00am, Wednesday, 14 August – Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens
  • 8.00am, Wednesday, 11 September – Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens
  • 8.00am, Wednesday, 9 October – Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens
  • 8.00am, Wednesday, 13 November – Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens
More info on the latest Faunawatch survey events are in the latest Faunawatch Newsletter.
 

Written by wildlife1ict