Tectocoris-diophthalmus---Photo-Jutta-GodwinThe abundance of native wildlife so close to the CBD amazes. Goannas in Toowong, Powerful Owls in Fig Tree Pocket, Bandicoots and Short-eared Brushtail Possums in Indooroopilly, Koalas in Chapel Hill, and the Richmond Birdwing Butterfly are some of the animals in need of functioning terrestrial corridors for wildlife movement.

Native fish species have turned into a minority in our local much modified creeks and are in need  of improved habitat  and aquatic connectivity. Effects of urbanisation are felt. Habitat loss has displaced many animals threatening their survival, feral species like foxes cause havoc among small mammals and avian fauna, the planting of exotic flora deprives many insects of their food sources, a problem moving up the food chain.  Join us in our surveys and our rehabilitation efforts.

Aviceda-subcristata Photo: Jutta-GodwinCWCN is in the process of surveying avian fauna across the catchments and compare the results with historical data gathered between 1960 and 2000 and published in our Symposia papers in 2001. Bird populations are likely to have changed as our catchments area has seen many changes in land use since the 1960s.

Meadow-Argus Junonia villida - Photo Jutta GodwinButterflies are the most popular of all insects and loved by all.  They are a common occurrence in our catchments and should be visitors in gardens too,  provided their habitat and food needs are met.

Australian Tiger <i>Ictinogomphus-australis</i>During the warmer months our creeks, the lagoon in Biambi Yumba Park, the lakes in Anzac Park, Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens and in the grounds of the University of Queensland are ideal places to observe our local dragonflies and damselflies.

Litoria-gracilentaOur Network currently conducts a survey of frogs in Brisbane's Inner West. We are keen to establish which of the locally native amphibians use our creeks as well as permanent and ephemeral waterbodies...