by Martin Bennett Genus meaning – Haem- being Greek for blood-red + Greek dōron gift = Blood gift The Queensland Blood-Lily is very common in the Helidon Hills area growing on sandstone. It has sparse foliage and the flower spike can grow to 1.5m. The base and lower flower spike have several strappy narrow leaves to 70cm. SmallContinue reading
by Martin Bennett The Large Brown Mantis is a common mantid species native to Australia. Pale brown in colour, it looks like a dry leaf among the grass. Mantids have very good eyesight and flexible necks and feed on insects. The Large Brown Mantis has two black dots on each side of its forewings. TheContinue reading
Enjoyable, informative,..LUCI members go on a frog survey with Brett Malcolm http://brettfindsfrogs in the Mount Whitestone area. Seven frog species and various other critters were spotted and we relieved the landscape of three dozen toads! An exercise worth repeating when the next rain season comes round.
Recently, I was sent a photo of a wing with a request for an ID. Up for the task, I supplied a longer story than just an ID answer. I recognised the one wing as that of the Goliath Stick Insect, Eurycnema goliath. These are large insects with and have rather heavy bodies. The female can reach lengths ofContinue reading
LUCI’s Native Grasses project is now complete with over 60 species identified. We have put together a guide to 24 of the more commonly occurring species in the Lockyer, which you can purchase for $15 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to order your copy.
Enjoy a hearty, winter breakfast and hear about Butterflies of the Lockyer and the Plight of Pollinators from two wonderful speakers, Deborah Metters (Regional Coordinator Land for Wildlife) and Dr Peggy Eby (UNSW). Learn what native nectar-feeding and pollinating species might be sharing your place and what you can do to support them. Sunday 13thContinue reading
Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast and presentations on Butterflies and the Plight of Pollinators by two wonderful speakers, Deb Metters (Coordinator, Land for Wildlife South East Queensland) and Peggy Esby (Planting for Pollinators). Only $12.50 per person, children free. Arrive from 7:30am at Stockyard Creek Community Hall, Stockyard. Bookings essential RSVP by 8th June to email@example.com
Sunday 23rd May, Ma Ma Creek Community Hall. With Darren’s guidance, you can help identify native grass species from dozens of grass samples collected since Workshop #1. Contribute to the development of a LUCI native grass herbarium and a field ID booklet. If you have a magnifying device, bring it along. Morning tea provided. RSVPContinue reading
Due to recent rain and park conditions, we will have to postpone our 8th April weeding until further notice. Don’t forget to check back again!