Dear Members and Friends,

COVID-19 requires changes from all of us. The health of our volunteers and the wider community is paramount. Activities had to be cancelled, but we are working on ideas to keep you connected with our environment and with CWCN. Watch this space.

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Family activities during the autumn holidays and beyond

CWCN has prepared a variety of self-guided activities to keep your children occupied during the autumn holidays and beyond, all accommodating social distancing needs. Some are already on our webpage Family Activities, others will follow. Many of our ideas can be realised with your family participating, others will allow allow your individual children to show initiative and keep them focused and occupied. All of them are fun. We hope you and your children enjoy them, and that they make life a little easier during COVID-19 restrictions. 


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CWCN Bird Walks

Like all CWCN activities, CWCN bird walks have been called off due to COVID-19 to ensure that our bird lovers remain safe and healthy. We will offer them again as soon as possible. While our group surveys will 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[@] 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 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

All meetings are cancelled until further notice due to COVID-19

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 has everyone now finding a comfortable chair at home and reading the many fantastic titles we have on our 2020 list. Our much loved sessions will resume as soon as possible. In the meantime find inspiration by downloading this year's book club flyer here

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Seed Propagation at CWCN
Here is another activity curtailed by COVID-19. Group working bees won't happen in the near future, yet there is plenty to do. Regular watering is on the agenda which can be done by individuals. There is the possibility of potting up little seedlings by individuals, and there is the collection of seeds on your own walk catching an hour of fresh air.  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. Therefore, all bushcare activities have been cancelled.
Weeds will continue to grow, and our wildlife movement corridors will need further repair to enhance our biodiversity. We look forward to better times and seeing you participate then. In the meantime, 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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    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 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!
    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!