23rd January 2019 With Eva Ford – MRCCC (Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee)
Eva Ford from the Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee is well known in the area as the “Frog Lady” and if there is anything to know about our beautiful amphibians of the Noosa region then Eva is the one to ask!
Become a Citizen Scientist and learn how to contribute to the knowledge and future of a special fauna group – amphibians.
Frogs have an amazing life cycle and adaptations to different habitats. They also tell us of things we can’t see that may affect our future. To help them we need to know where they live and what they need.
20th February 2020 5 – 7 pm With Tamielle Brunt – University of Queensland
****LAUNCH OF PLATYPUS AWARENESS PROJECT in the Noosa Shire and surrounding districts. ****
Tamielle is a PhD Candidate at the University of Queensland, studying platypus populations within south-east Queensland. Tamielle is also an assistant project officer at the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland (WPSQ), running their PlatypusWatch Network, including the implementation of the environmental DNA program, which has completed its forth year of sampling.
Tamielle hopes her research will increase the conservation status of this iconic species and overall enhance the protection of freshwater waterways within the region.
19th March 2020 5 – 7 pm With Karen Holz – University of the Sunshine Coast
Ren has been working on the effects of a novel soil amendment, Diatomix, on a commercially available top soil and Sparkler radish (Raphanus sativus) growth. This is an area of interest to a lot of us growers of all varieties of plant in the way that any research on soil improvement is welcome.
Join with us to welcome Ren on the start of her journey into the wild world of research!
What is Ecosystem Health? What does it mean? And how can we help? Join experienced ecologist and ex CSIRO land management professional, Dr Jan Green, to cover some of the ins and outs of ecological management.
18th June 2020 5-7pm With Noosa Landcare and Ann Moran –spp expert
NDLG have a long history of caring for all aspects of our native flora and fauna. In particular, we are aiming to protect endangered and threatened species endemic to the Noosa Shire. Through field surveys and propagation, we are hoping to protect the future of these plants by creating a refuge population.
It is with great pleasure and at least a small amount of pride that Kyle Sanderson will play for you. Kyle has a beautifully unique way of expressing his stories through his acoustic fretboard, with finger style playing and melodic voice and Bansuri flute overlay, and he is by day, one of our hard working Landcare contract crew.
Graham and David between them could talk orchids all day and all night long. As members of the Australasian Native Orchid Society (ANOS) they have years of experience and incredible passion for the protection of these magnificent blooms of the Australasian ecosystem.
He’s back! Dr Peter Davies, lecturer at USC, soil and earth man, will be here to tell a little of his life outside university and his work with big industry to restore and rehabilitate areas after mining or major disturbance. Please join us for an interesting and fun night talking dirt with Peter.