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CWCN Workshops on Fauna, Flora, Fungi
Between October 2018 and July 2019 CWCN will be celebrating local biodiversity with ten free workshops. Topics range from water bugs to mistletoes, common bushland and garden insects, fungi, bats, edible plants, owls and other avian predators, small native mammals, threatened species and habitat creation for frogs and small birds. Don't miss out and mark your calendar now! Check out the flyer flagging all events. The workshops are possible thanks to funding received from Australian Government's National Landcare Program and Brisbane City Council's Conservation Partnerships Program, and support from Queensland Water and Landcarers and The Local Bulletin.
 
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CWCN General Meeting - Tuesday, 27th November 2018
Maria Bavin’s talk will include a background on the CoralWatch coral health monitoring program, information on the biology and health of the corals of the Greater Barrier Reef and Moreton Bay and address the threats and impacts of climate change. Using interactive reef activities everyone will have the opportunity to learn how they can help make a difference by becoming citizen scientists and monitoring the health of the reef using CoralWatch’s virtual reef and coral health chart. Maria will also bring virtual reef goggles along so people can experience the coral reef world.
 
 
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Workshop on Common Bushland and Garden Insects - Saturday, 8th Dec 2018
Join us and entomologist Dr Geoff Monteith and learn how insects came to be the most successful and diverse animals on earth, learn about their behaviour, their habitat needs, and their enormous importance to ecosystem processes. An afternoon walk and the use of special insect attracting lights after dark are part of the fun. More information can be found in our flyer. Don’t forget to register early to secure a place.

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Seed Propagation at CWCN
Why not join a great group of volunteers eager to source and propagate local native plants to help with our rehabilitation work across our catchments in Brisbane's inner West. Our working bees are always fun and we achieve lots. Check the Diary of Events and come to our next meet at the CWCN Centre. If you have questions or need more information please ring or text  Henry on 0430 628 325.

 

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The Great Outdoors in Brisbane's Inner West
Being outdoors and volunteering are beneficial to your health. What better reason to join CWCN and/or activities with one of the local bushcare groups. Check out our pages 'Get involved' 'Diary of Events". We are looking forward to seeing you at one or many events on offer.  
 
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CWCN Book Club Program 2019
The sixth year of our environmental reading promises highly engaging titles. The CWCN Book Club attracts book lovers, bookworms, food for thought gourmets, those 
who appreciate the natural world, those who enjoy a debate, and those who love having a good time. Please check out the entire program  and join us every third Wednesday afternoon of the month.  
 
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    Citizen Scientists of all ages wanted!
    Join CWCN in finding our local biodiversity, download the free app at www.questagame.com, join the CWCN Clan. Use your smart phone, tablet/ipad and photocapture fauna, flora and fungi and upload them. The more you find, the more 'gold' you can win, and the more we find out about our local environment. This is a fun way of contributing to conservation!
     
     
     
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    Microbat Survey in 
    Brisbane's Inner West Catchments
    The results of our exciting survey are available for perusing. A minimum of 15 microbat species call Brisbane's Inner West home. The report contains details on these bats and their habitat, points out the importance for wildlife corridors and elaborates on the ecosystem services bats provide.
    Come to the CWCN Centre and peruse a hardcopy of the survey report or download the electronic version of it by clicking on the link below.
    Microbats of Brisbane's Inner West (1,3 Mb). A printable version can be obtained by contacting us.
     
    Thank you Brisbane City Council for funding this important survey!
     
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