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.
Please note: Due to Covid-19 and recent flooding, some events listed by external organisers for the first quarter of 2022 may be postponed or cancelled. If you are concerned, please check with the event organisers. Should a Wildlife Queensland event need to be postponed or cancelled, a representative of Wildlife Queensland will notify attendees who have registered.
For the latest updates on Wildlife Queensland events, please also refer to our Facebook page.
To have an event considered for inclusion in our What’s On Calendar
- Please complete the What’s On submission form.
- Please keep your submissions as brief as possible and be sure to include all necessary contact details.
May| June| July
Safe Harbour Art Exhibition
The Safe Harbour art exhibition will draw attention to the plight of wildlife in Moreton Bay threatened by the proposed development of 3,600 apartments on wetlands at Toondah Harbour. Diverse works by 20 artists including painters, potters, sculptors, writers, photographers, a fabric artisan, a printmaker and a musician/composer will be on show for five weeks in the historic Cathedral.
Location: St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane
Date: Thurs 19 May at 6 pm to 26 June 2022
Ultramarine Conversations: Blue Carbon Method
Off the back of her time at COP26, Professor Catherine Lovelock will join Senior Curator Peta Rake to discuss the recently formalised Blue Carbon Method – the sequestering of carbon in coastal and marine ecosystems. They will address the big hopes that Blue Carbon offers, as well as what issues might arise. This free event is part of Ultramarine Conversations, an ongoing series of talks and panels in conjunction with Oceanic Thinking
, which is the inaugural exhibition of the multi-year program Blue Assembly
Location: The University of Queensland Art Museum
Date: Thurs 19 May 2022, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Greater Glider ‘Dine & Shine’, Lake Moogerah
Following on from the success of our earlier glider events, Wildlife Queensland’s Queensland Glider Network brings you another FREE half-day ‘Dine & Shine’. Come and learn all about endangered greater gliders and yellow-bellied gliders, enjoy a light lunch and dinner, and even get up close to some adorable smaller gliders with a Geckoes Wildlife animal presentation and nest box building workshop. You’ll also have the option of accompanying Wildlife Queensland’s ‘glider gurus’ on an evening spotlighting mission for wild gliders.
Location: Camp Moogerah
Date: Sat 28 May 2022, 11:00 am to 7 pm
Richmond Birdwing Butterfly Vine Planting Project
Help bring the rare and beautiful Richmond Birdwing Butterfly back from the brink by getting involved with butterfly vine planting at Ascot!
Location: Bartley’s Hill Outlook Reserve, Crosby Rd, Ascot
Date: Sat 28 May 2022, 8 am
Bayside Branch: Keeping Native Stingless Bees
Native bees are stingless, making them a popular addition to the backyard. Most keepers don’t keep these bees for the honey but rather for conservation, as native bee populations are declining. Expert speaker Melissa, who recently appeared on Better Homes and Gardens will demonstrate how a hive can be introduced to your garden. Come along and be inspired to learn.
Location: Alexandra Hills Community Hall
Date: Fri 3 June 2022, 7 pm
Upper Dawson Outing to Lake Cootharaba
Members and friends of the Upper Dawson Branch are invited to attend a meeting and get-together weekend at Habitat Noosa, Lake Cootharaba. Bookings for accommodation are required.
Location: Habitat Noosa, Lake Cootharaba
Date: 3–5 June 2022
Australasian Bat Night
This twilight gala event function, sponsored by Cairns Regional Council, will be held at Wharf One Café, Trinity Wharf. As well as our normal program of inspirational speakers, community information stalls, local live music, a walk to detect echolocating bats and a raffle to raise funds for bat care, we will be giving information on how we can live with bats for the benefit of bats and people and updating the community on our Save our Spectacled Flying-fox Watch survey and Habitat Restoration and Engaging Science citizen science projects. .
Location: Wharf One Cafe, Trinity Wharf
Date: Sun 5 June 2022, 5 pm to 8 pm
Wildlife Queensland Logan: Polka Dot Weed Project Briefing
As part of Wildlife Queensland’s 60th-year celebrations, Logan Branch is on a mission to remove infestations of pink polka-dot weed from Cornubia Forest Park and replant native riparian species. Come along to the project briefing to learn how you can get involved. Meet at the top end of Parkview Crescent, Cornubia (opposite Gyles Court).
Location: Cornubia Forest Park
Date: Sun 12 June 2022, 9 am to 11 am
Fraser Coast Branch 60-Year Nature Walk & Lunch
Help the Fraser Coast Branch celebrate Wildlife Queensland’s 60th birthday on one of three celebratory Nature Walks, afterwards coming together for a free light lunch and a short talk on the natural features of the glorious Fraser Coast. Choose 1 of 3 walks: from the Pines past the Gables to Gatakers (Shuttle bus back); from Gatakers through Parraweena Park and back via the beach; from Eli Creek mangrove walk and drive to Gatakers.
Location: Dependent on the walk. Lunch at Gatakers
Date: Sat 9 Jul 2022, 8:30 am, talk and lunch 11:30 am to 1 pm
Cardwell Foreshore Community Event
Help the Cassowary Coast–Hinchinbrook Branch celebrate Wildlife Queensland’s 60th birthday by coming along to the Cardwell Foreshore Community Event and picking up one of their brand-new ‘Meet the Neighbours’ brochures. The brochure and other information will be freely available to local residents and visitors to promote better understanding and protection of wildlife.
Location: Cardwell Foreshore
Date: Sun 10 Jul 2022
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.
Redland Multi Sports Club, Cnr Bailey and Randall Rd, Birkdale, QLD 4159
Date: Monthly (refer to Facebook page for dates) on Fridays @ 7:o0pm
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
Date: Monthly (refer to Facebook page for dates) @ 7:30pm
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.
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
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.