Australia's environment harbours an abundance of edible native plants. Tubers, berries, leaves, seeds and other parts of nutritious plants were used to supplement the diet of Aborigines. In desert country they even provided the majority of food and kept people healthy. Much of the knowledge is lost, although some is mentioned in the accounts of early exporers. Kemp Killerby from Flora4Fauna will give us an animated introduction into the many uses of native plants. - We all know tea tree oil as a powerful antiseptic, yet we know very little about other traditional Australianplant based medicine. Kemp will discuss these plant uses too. More information and a registration form can be found in our flyer.
CWCN Annual General Meeting - Tuesday, 2nd April 2019 - 6:30pm for 7:00pm
with our guestspeaker Dr John Cadden on his experiences as a senior medical officer during eight assignments on Antarctica
CWCN Workshop on Owls & Other Birds of Prey - Saturday, 27th April 2019
Our workshop will offer another insight into our natural world which is teaming with life. Active at night are our owls including the vulnerable Powerful Owl while other birds of prey such as kestrels, falcons, goshawks, kits, and eagles use daylight. They all obtain their food by preying on other wildlife including small mammals and birds, fish, lizards. - Martin Fingland from Geckoes Wildlife will generously share his immense knowledge with participants and guide them through ecology, bird behaviour, habitat adaptations and other issues, and what makes Australian birds of prey different to those on other continents. We grateful to funding received from the Australian Government through the National Landcare Program (Environment Small Grants) and Brisbane City Council, and support from Queensland Water and Landcarers and The Local Bulletin. For registration form and more information check out our flyer.
CWCN Workshop Series on Fauna, Flora and Fungi 2018-2019
Ten workshops on topics ranging from macroinvertebrates, to mistletoes, to fungi, small mammals will be hosted until July 2019. We are celebrating local biodiversity and want to improve and share knowledge about it and on how to protect it. Take the opportunity and book in to all or some of those workshops which were made possible through a grant (Fed. Government/National Landcare Program Environment Small Grant) and sponsorship by Brisbane City Council's Community Conservation Partnerships Program as well as support by Queensland Water and Landcarers and The Local Bulltin. We are grateful to them all. Further information can be obtained by checking our our overall flyer for the program or individual flyers above.