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PHOTO CALL - CALENDAR 2022!

BRISBANE'S WILD WEST CALENDAR 2022

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It’s now time to sort your photos and submit up to 5 images for our Brisbane's Wild West Calendar 2022. Anyone can submit photos taken in the region of western suburbs of Brisbane. So get snapping!

Submissions are due - July 2021.

Submit YOUR PHOTO Entry online!

The first annual calendar was produced in 2000, and each year sees it dispatched around the world. The calendars celebrate the local wildlife (flora, fauna and fungi) of Brisbane's western suburbs.

Talented local photographers have generously shared their wildlife images with us, Andrew Taylor and Carolyn Nowicki have turned these images into stunning calendars. All profits go to support the work of three environmental community groups:

  • The Hut Environmental & Community Association Inc (THECA)
  • Moggill Creek Catchment Group Inc (MCCG) and
  • Rural Environment Planning Association Inc (REPA)

Submissions are now invited and are due by - July 2021.

You can submit your images online using one of 2 options below:theca advert 2020

ONLINE:  Submit YOUR PHOTO Entry online!

OR

EMAIL:
Step 1: Download this form:

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2022 Calendar submission form
Step 2: Please email this completed form with your photos to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Please read the guidelines below carefully before submitting photos - anyone can enter, there are just a few basic guidelines to observe.

GUIDELINES:

  • There is a limit of 5 images per person for submission.
  • Images submitted are owned by the sender. THECA will acknowledge the photographs as belonging to the submitter who will retain copyright over them.
  • Photographs are taken of wildlife or flora from the Brisbane West Area
  • Submitter is happy for THECA to consider and use image(s) and caption(s) for the THECA 2022 Brisbane’s Wild West Area Calendar, and for other THECA activities.
  • The 50 word caption(s) are submitter's own words and that the identity of the species photographed is confirmed. 
  • THECA may ask for unaltered versions of the image/original copies and that these considerations still apply.

For more information, visit www.theca.asn.au, ring 3878 5088, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Easter Activity - Mt Coot-tha Seed Podcast

Theca Easter2021 seedpodcastPerplexed by the odd seed pods on the ground?
What stories would they tell us about their adventurous travels?

Come and find out how our native plants reproduce and how insects help to disperse their seeds. Handcraft, science experiments in the forest, and microscope observations will take place both indoors and outdoors.

- Download our Seed Pod Cast activity flyer here.
- View our Seed Pod Cast activity flyer here.

Who: Primary school-aged children
When: Tuesday 6 April 2021, 9.30 AM-12 PM
Where: The Hut, 47 Fleming Rd, Chapel Hill
Bring: snack, water bottle, hat, enclosed shoes
Cost: $15 (free for THECA members

We acknowledge that the Hut is on Yugarra and Turrbal country.
We pay our respects to the Elders, past, present and emerging.

Our children’s activities are made possible by Jane Scragg’s bequest to THECA. THECA also appreciates the support of Brisbane City Council. Activities will be conducted by volunteers with blue cards and will occur rain or shine. A COVID-safe plan based on Queensland Health guidelines will be implemented.

QR registration Easter2021Registration is required using the QR code or on the website http://bit.ly/3kZtm0s. Payment details are on the registration page. Note that all activities are free for THECA members and you can subscribe for membership to THECA at http://www.theca.asn.au. 

We ask that you please contact us if you wish to cancel your registration so that your spot can be freed up for someone else.
Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 0432 275 571 for more information.

THECA follows Queensland Health Covid-19 directives for all events and activities. To check the current status of Covid-19 directives from Queensland Health, visit: https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19.

A Feb '21 Birdwalk Report - Anstead

Birdwalk Saturday 30 January at Moggill Forest Reserve, Mill Road, Anstead

This walk, led by Dawn Muir, was particularly notable because of the large number of butterflies which flew around at all levels including the tree tops. They were mainly Blue Tigers, whose main larvae host plant is Corky Milk Vine (Secamone elliptica). High rainfall this summer may have something to do with the large numbers. A huge number of cicadas, all singing in deafening unison, also made themselves obvious throughout the walk.

At the beginning of the walk we saw a dead tree with holes which were being used as a nesting site by a pair of Sulphur-crested Cockatoos, which we both saw and heard. There was another tree with a termite mound on it with a hole in suggesting that it was used by kookaburras for the same purpose. The walk was bordered by a bank on which we saw several holes, which Dawn considered may have originally been made by a Pardalote, but hollowed out further by something else.

We heard a large number of Whipbirds calling all along the track, and managed to see one. Sadly, missing throughout the walk was any kind of fairy wren. There had been a number in the past. We saw and heard a Large-billed Scrub-wren, Kookaburras, Noisy Miners, Lewin’s Honeyeaters, Little Friarbird (a pair), Brown Thornbill, Magpie, White-throated Treecreeper (possibly a juvenile), Olive-backed Oriole (heard many, and saw a female), a Currawong, and a Brown Thornbill.

We saw an Eastern Yellow Robin, Rufous Fantail, a female Golden Whistler, and a Large-billed Scrubwren.

We heard a Spangled Drongo, a Striated Pardalote, Wongas, possibly a Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo, Noisy Friarbird, a Channel-billed Cuckoo, Grey Shrike-Thrush, Peaceful Dove, a Koel, a Cicada Bird, a White-browed Scrubwren.

There was an enormous amount of Green Panic Grass, upon which we saw a green caterpillar with purple antennae.

CALENDAR 2021 - SOLD OUT

THECA Wild West Calendar

BRISBANE'S WILD WEST CALENDAR 2021

SOLD OUT!

Geckoes Wildlife Show by Martin Fingland

THECA will be holding a wildlife show run by well-known wildlife expert Martin Fingland, of “Geckoes Wildlife”, on Sunday 16 August. Come and meet a range of Australian native animals, and learn fascinating things about them.

Martin will run 2 consecutive one-hour sessions, the first starting at 9.30am, the second at 10.45.  Book for one or both. This event is great for families, especially children.

As COVID19 means that numbers are an issue, booking is essential. Please RSVP to Margaret Palmer on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0409 012 082, stating which session you wish to attend, and providing the number of people coming and their contact details. Please note that the event is subject to rules surrounding gatherings, which may change without warning.

THIS EVENT IS FREE FOR THECA MEMBERS.

For others, please pay $10 per family at the door.

For further information on Geckoes Wildlife, please go to their website at:

www.geckoeswildlife.com.au

 

THECA follows Queensland Health Covid-19 directives for all events and activities.
To check the current status of Covid-19 directives from Queensland Health,  visit: https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19.