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CWCN General Meeting - Tuesday, 30th May 2017 - 6:30pm for 7:00pm start

Guest speaker Robert Whyte will introduce us to the new "A Field Guide to Spiders of Australia".  Rob is an honorary researcher in arachnology at the Queensland Museum, having developed an interest in spiders with the encouragement of arachnologist Robert Raven. He has participated in five Bush Blitz biodiscovery expeditions in remote parts of Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland. He is an accomplished editor, author and journalist, with skills in photography and publication design (Source: CSIRO Publishing). Many CWCN members will know Rob Whyte as the author of the highly praised The creek in our backyard. A practical guide for habitat restoration, published by our neighbouring catchment group Save Our Waterways Now (SOWN). Rob Whyte, a gifted speaker, will introduce us to many species superbly depicted in the publication and tell us about the finding of many previously undescribed spiders during his research. His passion for spiders is contagious, and you may well expect to marvel at their beauty and ability at the end his talk.

A Field Guide to Spiders of Australia is due for publication in June. CWCN members and friends will be introduced to the new publication ahead of time and are able to view and purchase it on the night.

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Bird Walks March to June 2017
Please check out our Diary of Events for different dates and locations. All our bird walks will take place under the guidance of our knowledgable and experienced  bird walk coordinator Lyn Cole. Wear protective clothing and sturdy shoes. BYO binoculars and water bottle. Let us know you are coming. You never know,you may come across one of the above birds so beautifully photographed by Sylvia Alexander. To obtain the Bird Walk Program click on the link.
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Book Club Program 2017 
Our environmental reading in 2017 with highly engaging titles is in full swing. The CWCN Book Club attracts book lovers, bookworms, food for thought gourmets, those who appreciate the natural world, those who enjoy a debate, and those who love having a good time. Please check out the entire program here

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The Great Outdoors in Brisbane's Inner West
Being outdoors and volunteering are beneficial to your health. What better reason to join CWCN and/or activities with one of the local bushcare groups. Check out our pages 'Get involved' 'Diary of Events". We are looking forward to seeing you at one or many events on offer.  


    Microbat Survey in
    Brisbane's Inner West Catchments
    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!

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