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B4C Open Day this Saturday 3rd November
We look forward to welcoming you here this Saturday for our monthly open day from 9am until 12pm with a presentation starting at 9.30am.
Check out our native plant nursery and community gardens. Find out the latest on our projects and what's happening in your catchment. Meet some of our team and find out how you can get more involved with activities in the region.
This month's guest speaker is Rachael Smethurst - fauna spotter, catcher & carer.
Rachael lives and breathes wildlife. Having graduated with a Zoology degree from University of Queensland, she has worked as a snake catcher, fauna spotter, in wildlife management, and also volunteers her time doing wildlife care and rehabilitation. She's also been working with bats in Indonesia! Rachael's passion lies in community education and helping to educate the public to live in harmony with the wildlife surrounding them. Come along and hear about her insights and adventures.
And bring your loose change - we'll have Boomerang Bags, honey and jam for sale (sorry, no EFTPoS). We also have our book swap stand here.
At our B4C Sustainability Centre, Cnr 1358 Old Cleveland Rd & Wright St, Carindale.
Cane Toad Challenge Workshop Tuesday 6th November, 10am, B4C Sustainability Centre, Carindale FREE. Refreshments served. Bookings required. Learn about the project and science of the Cane Toad Challenge and then join in a session of trap making!
Thanks to the Brisbane City Council who are running this workshop at our centre. Places are limited so please book.
Common Myna Humane Reduction Workshop FREE. Refreshments served. Bookings required. Tuesday 20th November, 6pm - Wynnum Library Concerned about the impact of this invasive species on our native birds? Learn how can you help control Common (Indian) Myna Bird impacts. This workshop, presented by B4C's Stefan Hattingh, will explain how to identify this bird (as well as the native Noisy Miner), their behaviour, how to report your sightings and how you can start trapping in your own backyard. After attending you can borrow a cage (you will need to sign the Animal Welfare Protocol before starting trapping).
Funded by a BCC Lord Mayor's Environment Grant.
Flower-based Switzel with Linda Brennan FREE. Refreshments served. Bookings required. Saturday 17th November, 10am B4C Sustainability Centre, Carindale
Fermented drinks are all the go, as they provide wonderful support for the gut and digestion. Switzel, also known as Shrub, is an age old drink that’s super easy to make and can be created from a variety of fruit flavours you’ll have in your home orchard or herb garden, (and sometimes your flower garden too.) Gather to learn how to make a seasonal switzel that is delicious and surprisingly good for you too. Enjoy the surrounds of our Sustainability Centre in Carindale. This workshop is supported by the Brisbane City Council Cultivating Community Gardens Grant.