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CWCN Workshop on Threatened Species 

The recently published landmark UN Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services highlights the devastating impact of humans. Australia, unfortunately, is a contributor to a crisis that sees native species threatened by extinction. - Our workshop explores the reasons why some species are currently under threat and others are not. It uses a number of local case studies to explore threatening processes and the conservation initiatives required to save some local species from imminent or likely future extinction. - This promises to be a timely and highly interesting talk. Marin Fingland/Geckoes Wildlife will share insights into the state of our natural environment and leaves us with some guidance on how to improve the situation for some species. - More information and the registration form can be obtained here

 

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School Holiday Activities - Winter 2019

We can't wait for the holidays! Oodles of fun are waiting for our kids, and all of it outdoors. From pirates trying to find their ship and treasures all across the Cubberla Creek Reserve, to mindfulness and creatively expressing their love for nature to lantern making, to night games and marshmallows at the fire pit, great excitement is to be had at CWCN. This will be popular. More information and a registration form can be found in our flyer 

 

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CWCN Workshop on Creating Habitat for Small Birds, for Frogs

All animals thrive when functioning habitat conditions exist. Each fauna type has specific requirements. Through rehabilitation work in bushland, along waterways and in our gardens we can support these needs by creating structures and organising/establishing plant communities accordingly. - Dr Phil Bird/Queensland Frog Society will talk about our amphibian friends, their needs and how to create habitat for them, while Jutta Godwin/Cubberla-Witton Catchments Network will provide information about the smallest members of our avian community and explain ways to create living conditions which are reasonably safe from predators and provide food abundance for these tiny feathered friends. For more information and the registration form click here

 

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Bird Walks in Brisbane's inner western catchments

Join us for another series of our popular bird walks and visit six attractive sights, get to know our beautiful catchments, observe how our rehabilitation sites are doing, learn about the needs for habitat and wildlife movement corridors, and do all this while among a group of enthusiastic and social people who love our natural environment as much as you do. Check out our flyer with the current walks. (Photos: Sylvia Alexander)

 

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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. 

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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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