Still beautiful – Alligator Creek re-opens!
After 20 months of closure (beginning in March 2021) the Alligator Creek day visitor area in the Mt Elliott section of the Bowling Green Bay National Park is now OPEN. I can hear the cheers echoing as I type!! The … Continue reading
NOVEMBER 2022 BRANCH UPDATE
Welcome to our November update – and details of our last walk of the year.
Three titles to tempt you
Some native plants of Arcadia, Magnetic Island (Yunbenum) Arcadia Coast Care, 2022, $20. In this top-quality guide, subtitled “a self-guided walk”, you’ll find an abundance of information to help you explore Arcadia’s foreshores and reserves. It covers more than 60 native … Continue reading
Claude’s Block: every reason to celebrate!
Less than 18 months ago the Magnetic Island Nature Care Association (MINCA) launched its bid to raise $400,000 for the purchase of the 5.33ha block of land, roughly half-way along the West Point road, known as Claude’s Block. If successful … Continue reading
Yellow crazy ants: be alert!
The invasive yellow crazy ants made headlines last month with another reported infestation on an Alligator Creek property, bringing the pests uncomfortably close to the National Park boundaries. This is the eighth infestation reported in the Townsville City Council area, … Continue reading
Mission enjoyable: climbing Bicton Hill
Four Townsville branch members travelled up to Mission Beach recently to share a walk with our friends in the Cassowary Coast-Hinchinbrook Branch – continuing the idea of joint walks (when possible) fostered by the late Suzie Smith. The plan was … Continue reading
Marine wildlife still suffering in our nets and hooks
Last month we asked you to respond to the Australian Wildlife Society’s appeal calling on the Queensland government to ban the opera net traps that are drowning platypus and other species in our creeks and rivers. This month we draw … Continue reading
Ban Opera Traps Now!
Platypuses Are Dying in These Nets – Ban Them NOW, Queensland! This appeal comes from the Platypus Alliance, a group of organisations working together to protect Australia’s air-breathing semi-aquatic wildlife such as platypus, rakali, water dragons, and turtles from drowning in enclosed … Continue reading
APRIL 2022 BRANCH UPDATE
Welcome to new members: A special welcome to Michael, who some of us met on our Cape Cleveland trip last month, and to Helena and David who also joined in March. Monthly Field Outings – Last month’s hastily re-arranged trip to … Continue reading