Participants should ensure to wear protective clothing (long sleeves and long pants are recommended), suitable footwear, bring plenty of water; wear a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent if necessary. Council provides tools and equipment, plants and mulch.
After a few rainy weekends, our Bushcare volunteers gathered on a cool, sunny Saturday morning for our Chelsea Street Bushcare Day. On our walk to Zone 2 to remove Blue Billy Goat Weed, we were very surprised to see lots of raking of mulch and weeds, into a large nest. . . . . GUESS WHO??? (look left)! We were kept very busy with Cobblers Pegs, Corky Passion Vine, some Lantana and lots of Blue Billy Goat Weed. Jill, our expert Koala Spotter, found a healthy little specimen high up above the workers. We saw our second Koala when we were getting set up for our Morning Tea provided by Fran, Trish and Ailsa.
On Saturday 9th July over a dozen volunteers turned up at the Chelsea Street Reserve. Stefan Hattingh from the Moreton Bay Regional Council joined the group and brought with him a special camera and monitors to investigate if any fauna were utilising the dozen or so installed nest boxes. The monitoring revealed two species of nocturnal marsupials utilised the boxes as a safe haven for the daytime. Four individual Brushtail Possums and a family of Sugar Gliders, underpinned the great value of the work carried out by the Chelsea Street Bushcare team. Their work helps to maintain the quality of the vegetation in the reserve, which provides valuable habitat for our local wildlife.
.The Redcliffe Environmental Forum acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country in and around Moreton Bay and the Redcliffe Peninsula, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. It pays respect to them and their cultures, and to Elders both past, present and emerging..