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CWCN Holiday Program - Spring 2021 

Two of the activities we had to cancel because of COVID lockdown and restrictions during the last holidays (including the very popular night time one) are on the agenda again plus a third one dedicated to all plants small and tall. At this point we are giving preference for those two activities to children who were booked in but missed out. That doesn't mean there will be no places at all. We have to honour our obligations first. Watch this space and follow us on facebook or be prepared to be on a waiting list for the budding birders and/or the night activity. More information can be found here: CWCN_Hol._Flyer_Spring_2021_final.pdf.

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Bird Walks in Brisbane's Inner West

We'll start our popular bird walks on World Environment Day. Lyn Cole looks forward to guide you through our various sites some of which were chosen for their rich bird life, all selected because they are representative for our catchments and ideal to monitor changes based on season or rehabilitation progress. More information can be found on CWCN_Bird_Walks_2021_June_to_September_final.pdf


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CWCN Book Club - Program 2021

The CWCN Book Club began in 2014. We are thrilled about its success. Regular participants tend to look forward to the third Wednesday of each month (except December). While COVID 19 had brought some interruptions and ZOOM sessions, we are back with physical meetings, albeit following social distancing rules and other regulations. Our much loved session at the Centre are back  showing the same energy and lively discussions as before.  Find inspiration by checking the titles in our web diary and flyer

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Seed Propagation at CWCN

Our CWCN nursery is a busy and social hub. There is plenty to do from collecting seeds and setting them up for germination, from pricking out to potting on, from watering to general maintenance. There are training opportunities and fun-filled working bees. Of course, we follow our COVID Plan to keep everyone safe. our nusery work is volunteering at its best. Results of the work have been planted at many of our local rehabilitation sites. As you can see by the image of Pararistolochia praevenosa vines we are an important part of CWCN's Bringing Back the Richmond Birdwing Butterfly to Brisbane's Inner West, a project made possible through Queensland Government's Community Sustainability Action Grant for threatened species. We raise the vines from seeds to ensure best success and required numbers. -  If you have questions or  would like to be involved please ring or text  Henry on 0430 628 325.


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The Great Outdoors in Brisbane's Inner West
Although being outdoors and volunteering are beneficial to your health, in times of a pandemic our volunteers require protection and are at the forefront of all considerations. All previously cancelled bushcare activities have now resumed with social distancing and hygene measures. Nothing beats working in the outdoors. Our weeds will continue to grow, and our wildlife movement corridors will need further repair to enhance our biodiversity. Although we look forward to pandemic free times, participation is now again possible.  Check out our page 'Get involved' and consider where in future you may want to help us restore our natural assets. Till then, stay healthy!
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    CWCN participated in the Brisbane Catchments Network run and Brisbane City Council funded Brisbane's Big Butterfly Count. We assessed sites across our catchments, involved children in educational activities, used our Centre for a workshop, and gained lots of insight while being part of an exciting citizen science project with great learning and great engagement opportunities across town. We can't wait for the next round starting later this year.
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    On occasion of CWCN's 20th birthday we have published our history for you to peruse.  A print version is available at the CWCN Centre. Click here to access the booklet. It may take a little longer to open as it's bigger than your average file. Happy reading!  Here's to the next 20 years full of activities and engagement for our environment!
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    Citizen Scientists of all ages wanted!
    Join CWCN in finding our local biodiversity, download the free app at www.questagame.com join the CWCN Clan. Use your smart phone, tablet/ipad and photocapture fauna, flora and fungi and upload them. The more you find, the more 'gold' you can win, and the more we find out about our local environment. This is a fun way of contributing to conservation!
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    The results of our exciting survey are available for perusing. A minimum of 15 microbat species call Brisbane's Inner West home. The report contains details on these bats and their habitat, points out the importance for wildlife corridors and elaborates on the ecosystem services bats provide.
    Come to the CWCN Centre and peruse a hardcopy of the survey report or download the electronic version of it by clicking on the link below.
    Microbats of Brisbane's Inner West (1,3 Mb). A printable version can be obtained by contacting us.
    Thank you Brisbane City Council for funding this important survey!