This rainy, hot summer has resulted in huge emergences of beetles (order Coleoptera) and bugs (order Hemiptera). Beetles are generally either herbivores (feeding on leaves), predators (feeding on other invertebrates) … Continue reading Christmas Beetles: Are they in decline?
Top image caption: This aerial image from 2001 shows the extent of lantana and previously cleared steep areas on Daryl and Craig’s property. The brown areas in the gullies are … Continue reading From Farm to Forest: 30 Years of Revegetation
Being a long-term member of Land for Wildlife (LfW) for over 20 years, and having a background in psychology, I have often wondered what motivates people like me to become … Continue reading What Motivates People to do Conservation?
Spot the nest box in this eucalypt forest on a sandstone ridge in the Mooloolah Valley. The eucalypt forests of SEQ are home to a variety of gliders including the … Continue reading Greater Glider Recovery Project on the Sunshine Coast
The Native Guava (Rhodomyrtus psidioides) is a Critically Endangered species that was once reasonably common along the east coast of Australia from Hervey Bay to Sydney. It has been almost … Continue reading Native Guava in Logan showing signs of Myrtle Rust resistance
Rusty-leaf Pittosporum (Pittosporum ferrugineum) is an Australian native plant outside its range in SEQ. In coastal SEQ, it can form thick stands with weedy potential. It can be mistaken for … Continue reading Weeds to Watch: Rusty-leaf Pittosporum and Ming Asparagus
I agree with Mark Twain who is credited with the wisdom, “All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” We certainly had plenty … Continue reading Restoration Project at Brookfield