Pullen Pullen Catchments Group (PPCG) aims to foster awareness and appreciation within the community of the need to protect the natural environment throughout the catchments and to help conserve Australia’s unique flora and fauna.

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This issue contains articles about the control of local feral animals from Rachel Alexander, an officer with Brisbane City Council Invasive Species Management Team.

A counterpoint to this is a report from  the PPCG Wildlife Officer Irene Darlington about her work, and that of her team of volunteers, with our wildlife. The conditions of late have been particularly taxing for the animals and their carers.

Margaret O'Grady has another article on her series of photographs on fungi found in Anstead Bushland Reserve.

A warning is issued about the reurrence in the district of Fire Ants. So beware!!


Scientists have detected an outbreak of a severe skin disease caused by a pathogenic fungus in wild eastern water dragons in Southeast Queensland.

This outbreak poses a serious threat to Australia's reptilian fauna.

Members of the public are requested to contact the scientists listed at the end of the article of any suspect cases.

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This last issue of Streamlines for 2019 contains some very topical articles for our times. Our Wildlife Co-ordinator Irene Darlington writes about the more serious effects she and other wildlife carers are seeing on our native animals.

President John Ness writes a strong article about the value for all of us in planting more trees. This is followed by Helen Ogle's suggestion of two beautiful native trees to plant in this area.

Please note that the AGM of the Pullen Pullen Catchments Group will be held on at 3pm on Sunday 8th December 2019 at the Pullenvale Environmental Centre, 250 Grandview Road, Pullenvale.  We are seeking a new Co-ordinator for the Anstead Bushcare Group. Both notices are found on Page 4 of the newsletter.

The August issue has articles about a mysterious creature damaging gum tress in Airlie Road Park, as well a report from our Wildlife Officer about the current pressures on our local wildlife.

There is an article about the plantings of Richmond Birdwing Butterfly vines in Pullenvale Forest Park with some interesting photos of the vine and the butterflies.

Finally a page with some information about the relative merits of replacing old trees with new ones as a habitat for wildlife.

The May  2019 issue of Streamlines is now available on the website. In this issue we continue the series of articles by local residents describing their work in revegetating their properties. This month the contributors are Alan and Sue Anderson from Pullenvale.

Since many of our members have difficulties in removing lantana from their properties, our Editor Helen Ogle has included some information from a government report on two biocontrol agents that are showing signs of success.

Two trees suitable for larger blocks in our area are described, and we finish with notes of the serious disease afflicting our local  water dragons as mentioned on this site previously.



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The PPCG acknowledges the support of the Lord Mayor's Community Sustainability and Environmental Grants Programs for a grant to help with administrative, bushcare and educational costs.

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