Thursday, 8 February 2018

Wild BNE summer meet-up: North Lakes

Dragonflies like the chalky percher (Diplacodes trivialis) abound at this location. 
Thanks to Narelle Power for the ID.

Wombat berry (Eustrephus latifolius).
One thing I really believe in when it comes to wildlife and nature is that it isn’t necessary to jump in the car and drive somewhere remote and pristine to connect with it. Some really beautiful and fascinating animals and plants live right here in the suburbs with us, and for this year’s first Wild BNE meet-up, I’m going to host a walk in one of these places: North Lakes!

Situated 40 minutes north of Brisbane, North Lakes is a master-planned community where a concerted effort has been made to retain green space and an environmental corridor network. One of the best habitat features is a series of waterholes and lagoons that provide a haven for waterbirds, dragonflies and other creatures, and it’s at one of these where I will be hosting the walk. The details are as follows:


Date: Sunday 25th February 2018
Time: 7:30 – 9:00am
Distance: 1.5km on flat ground

Lagoons vegetated with native plants make for great wildlife habitat at North Lakes.

If you are keen to come along, meet like-minded people, see creatures you’ve never seen before or learn new things about animals you’ve seen a million times, I would love to see you there! Email me at wildbne@gmail.com for more info, and I’ll be in touch soon!

Cheers,

Christian

Rare birds like the Australian little bittern (Ixobrychus dubius) occasionally call North Lakes home.

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