CWCN Workshop - Bats and their Habitat - Saturday, 2nd March 2019
Our workshop series continues in 2019. Bat biologists Dr Monika Rhodes and Dr Martin Rhodes worked with CWCN in 2014/15 to survey local microbat populations in Brisbane's inner west. They will be back to talk about the different aspects of bat habitat and why bats have evolved into specialist users of habitat, e.g. foraging over water or using dense forests. We'll learn about these mammals' adaptation not only to flying, but also about their wing morphology in conncetion to habitat use, about the use of and variance in echolocation, and why some bats are generalists and others specialists. The CWCN survey will be revisited and a discussion will be had why some bats prefer certain habitats over others. Megabats and their importance as well as their needs will be talked about too. A special treat will be a bat walk after dark during which participants can listen to the calls of local echolocating bats. Further information and a registration form can be found in our flyer. (Photo by Les Hall)
This workshop is dedicated to the memory of Dr Leslie Selwyn 'Les' Hall (1942-2019)
CWCN Workshop on Edible and Medicinal Native Plants - Saturday, 23rd March 2019
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 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.
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.
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.