Instead of conducting a regular meeting indoors, members of the Moreton Bay Branch recently took to the water when they hosted a cruise on Pumicestone Passage, inviting non members and other Branches to join them.
34 Wildlife Queensland members and friends boarded The Ferryman on a beautiful autumn morning for the 4 hour cruise. Some members travelled from Cleveland, Caloundra and Brisbane and were rewarded with great scenery and abundant birdlife. Of particular note were the 600 Swans near Toorbul, the Osprey fishing, as well as other raptors including the Sea Eagle, Brahminy, and Whistling Kites. A rather large Lace Monitor, which apparently is a regular, was observed at the BBQ site.
As a 50th anniversary project, the Branch is planning to restore the frog pond at CREEC (Caboolture Region Environmental Education Centre) with the help of a Green Army team and Friends of CREEC. The Branch has applied for a local Government grant to assist with the purchase of a liner, solar pump and landscaping materials, and is aiming to have the work finished for the Family Fun Day to be held in August.