Welcome of the Whales festival
When: Saturday 25 July, 11am-4pm
Where: Mooloomba (Point Lookout), Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)
Each year southern humpback whales journey past Straddie to the warmer breeding grounds in the north. Help welcome the whales as part of the three-month Quandamooka Festival, launched last weekend.
As part of the celebration enjoy whale-watching tours, cultural tours, traditional dance, arts and craft, weaving, workshops, food, music and an opportunity to watch the whales play.
Visit www.quandamookafestival.com.au for updates.
Vision Through Mangroves exhibition
When: 10-19 July, open 10am-4pm daily
Where: Mudlo Native Garden, near the jetty on Coochiemudlo Island
There’s still time to learn about island ecosystems with local artist Narelle Renn’s unique Vision Through Mangroves exhibition. Part of the three-month Quandamooka Festival, the exhibition includes daily guided mangrove walks and closes with Music in the Amphitheatre from 2–4pm on 19 July (Flinders Day Celebration).
For more information phone 0488 886 000.
National Tree Day
Come to our community planting.
When: Saturday 26 July, 9-11am
Where: Tingalpa Creek Conservation Corridor, Catherine St Birkdale
Off-street parking available, UBD Ref. Map 184 A3
Join in the fun of National Tree Day and help plant 3000 native habitat plants along Tingalpa Creek. Free sausage sizzle, displays, certificates for kids & prizes.
Bring enclosed shoes, sun protection and drinking water. We’ll supply the plants, tools, sunscreen, insect repellent and gardening gloves.
For more information call IndigiScapes on 3824 8611.
Pest Management Forum
When: Tuesday 4 August, 9am-4pm
Where: Moreton Bay Research Station, corner of Flinders Ave and Fraser St, Dunwich
For industry professionals, those involved in feral animal management and other interested community members.
Hosted by Straddie’s Pest Management Group, the forum brings together a number of experts to discuss techniques, opportunities and challenges in pest animal control. Guest speakers include:
- Stuart Murphy from Philip Island, Victoria, where foxes are on the verge of being successfully eradicated.
- Michel Dickinson, Australia Wildlife and Feral Animal Management, who has extensive experience in a range of control methods across Australia.
- Representatives from the State Government to talk about approved methods and regulations. There will also be an opportunity to visit feral animal management sites on the Island.
For more information call 3503 1427 or to RSVP visit www.eventbrite.com.au.
General meeting: Wednesday 15 July 9.30am
General meeting: Wednesday 29 July 9.30am