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Community planting day & ‘Bioblitz’ events – volunteers wanted!

Daniel Bouwmeester    November 15, 2023    3 min read   

By Luise Manning

President of Springfield Lakes Nature Care, Inc

Community Planting Day

Our next community planting event takes place on Saturday, November 18, at the Opossum Creek Bushcare site in Brookwater.

Springfield Lakes Nature Care is looking for volunteers to help plant and water 300 native trees, making the event a real hive of activity.

A morning tea will be held, and dignitaries will be in attendance to help unveil the Queen’s Jubilee plaque along with a display that will showcase some of the work undertaken as part of the Planting Trees for the Queen’s Jubilee program, which was funded by the Federal Government.

To register for a free ticket visit here.

Note: Please wear enclosed footwear, sun-safe clothing, and a hat. Sunscreen will be provided. Please BYO water bottle, gloves, and watering can or bucket to help water in plants.

A group of enthusiastic volunteers gave a big “thumbs up” for National Tree Day, on July 30. Image: SLNC.

Great Southern Bioblitz events

Spotlight Night – Friday, November 24

A leisurely 800 metre walk observing nocturnal animals that can be found along the Spotted Gum trail in Springfield Lakes.

To register, click here. Tickets begin at $5 plus a small fee.

Moth night – Friday, November 24 to Sunday, November 26

Click here for more details.

Frogging Adventure Habitat Springs – Friday, November 24

Click here for more details.

Nature walk – Saturday, November 25

Click here for more details.

Waterbug bioblitz – Saturday, November 25

Click here for more details.

Bird walk – Sunday, November 26

Click here for more details.

Frog ID Week

Frog ID Week – Australia’s biggest frog count – took place again, from November 4 to 12.

Frogs, like many other animals, are facing increasing threats, so events like FrogID Week help collect the data to understand where frogs live and breed in order to ensure they can be protected.

We also hosted a FREE Frogging adventure on Saturday, November 12, involving using the free Frog ID app, and recording frog calls found in Greater Springfield.

Scarlet-Sided Pobblebonk. Image: Peter Gelding.

World Science Day

Celebrated every year on November 10, World Science Day for Peace and Development highlights the important role of science in society and the need to engage the wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues.

It also underlines the importance and relevance of science in our daily lives.

By linking science more closely with society, World Science Day for Peace and Development aims to ensure that citizens are kept informed of developments in science.

It also underscores the role scientists play in broadening our understanding of the remarkable, fragile planet we call home and in making our societies more sustainable.

Thank you,

– Luise Manning

SLNC President

To find out more about SLNC’s events and opportunities to volunteer or be a member, visit facebook.com/SpringfieldLakesNatureCare or contact Luise Manning at info@springfieldlakesnaturecare.org.au.

See also: Federal action on feral cats for Threatened Species Day

Federal action on feral cats for Threatened Species Day

Daniel Bouwmeester

Daniel was born in a mining town in New South Wales to Dutch and Welsh immigrants, before relocating to Logan City, where he attended Canterbury College for twelve years. He pursued his passion for music by completing a first-class honours degree at the University of Queensland (UQ), and later signed with a local record label. He has travelled the world from a young age, including a student exchange in rural France, a job working the ski lifts in Colorado, and visits to the islands of the South Pacific. After a six-year career in market research, Daniel returned to UQ to complete a Bachelor of Journalism and Arts dual degree, majoring in political science. His varied experiences at home and abroad have contributed to a passion for spreading good news while defending the truth buried inside complex societal paradigms.