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Richmond Birdwing Butterfly Workshop - Sat. 26th Sept. 2020

Join us and entomologist and Richmond birdwing butterfly expert at our upcoming workshop. We are particularly happy to have our member Richard Bull join us and again make the vulnerable Richmond birdwing butterfly come alive. Richard will share his vast experience and expertise and guide us through the process of raising and establishing the vine.This workshop is supported by Queensland Government's Community Sustainability Action Grant - Threatened Species. For more information kindly check out our flyer and don't forget to register. 

 

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CWCN Spring Holiday Activities

We are looking forward to the upcoming holidays. While COVID 19 threw a few spanners in the works and we had to reconsider our offerings and rearrange the program, we are ready to offer some fun for our young fan club. Health and safety considering are an important part of our planning as we want to protect the children attending our activities (and our volunteers). CWCN's COVID Safe Plan will be followed. It is in line with Queensland Health Regulations. Please also note that our activities are coordinated  by Blue Card holding volunteers. Other than that, check out our flyer with exciting activities, from weaving with nature to shadow painting, to creating a nature diary, and solving what is behind a mysterious event in the life of old treehouse friends. More information can be found here

 

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CWCN Bird Walks

Like all CWCN activities, CWCN bird walks had been called off due to COVID-19 to ensure that our bird lovers remain safe and healthy. We will offer them are working on offering them again and are currently selecting sites and dates. WIn the meantime and while our group surveys do not take place, we are grateful if those individuals who go onto their very personal walk and sight birds (and take notes) will send their sighting to office[@]cwcn.org.au or text them to Lyn on 0427 599 890. It will still help us to assess bird life in Brisbane's inner west and observe seasonal changes.  Although obsolete, our last flyer, provides some suggestions where you may want to walk and see our avian friends. (Photo: Sylvia Alexander)

 

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CWCN Book Club - Program 2020

The CWCN Book Club began in 2014. We are thrilled about its success. Regular participants tend to look forward to the third Wednesday of each month (except December). However, COVID-19 had us reading and discussing the fantastic titles in our 2020 list via Zoom. Our much loved session at the Centre have now resumed (with precautions), and we hope to be able to continue there during the pandemic, all depending on developments.  - Find inspiration by downloading this year's book club flyer here and join our lively discussions.

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Seed Propagation at CWCN

Here is another activity which was curtailed by COVID-19. Group working bees have restarted, albeit with social distancing and all measures to keep you safe. There is plenty to do at the nursery and, if you prefer, at home and/or by yourself. Regular watering is on the agenda which can be done by individuals. There is the possibility of potting up little seedlings, and there is the collection of seeds on your own walk catching an hour of fresh air. All of that can now also be done again during nursery working bees.  If you have questions or  would like to be involved even at reduced level, please ring or text  Henry on 0430 628 325.

 

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The Great Outdoors in Brisbane's Inner West
Although being outdoors and volunteering are beneficial to your health, in times of a pandemic our volunteers require protection and are at the forefront of all considerations. All previously cancelled bushcare activities have now resumed with social distancing and hygene measures. Nothing beats working in the outdoors. Our weeds will continue to grow, and our wildlife movement corridors will need further repair to enhance our biodiversity. Although we look forward to pandemic free times, participation is now again possible.  Check out our page 'Get involved' and consider where in future you may want to help us restore our natural assets. Till then, stay healthy!
 
 
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    Great news. Thanks to Brisbane City Council funding, Brisbane Catchments Network and all of Brisbane catchment groups will join hands during the butterfly quest this coming summer and organise a multitude of activities.. There will be scientific data collection as well as tick sheets for a selection of common butterflies, community engagement events, displays etc.. More information is available here.
     
       
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    Our anniversary year is drawing to a close. We have written up our history for you to peruse. A print version will follow soon. Click here to access the booklet. It may take a little longer to open as it's bigger than your average file. Happy reading!  Here's to the next 20 years full of activities and engagement for our environment!
     
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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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