You need to wear boots, gloves, a hat and appropriate clothing. It’s also advisable to apply insect repellent and sunscreen. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Glenella Street Park is part of the Brisbane City Council Habitat Brisbane program. The group leader is Marina Novak telephone 0424 728 513.
If you walk the Glenella track (between 77 Glenella Street and Lochinvar Lane The Gap) you might think you hear the sound of a baby crying. Think again. It’s probably the green catbird Ailuroedus crassirostris a species of bowerbird found in subtropical forests from South-East Queensland to southern New South Wales.
The average home range of the birds is five acres, although this is greatly reduced during breeding season. Breeding territories usually contain several fig trees which regularly produce large amounts of ripe fruit for several months which coincides with the catbird breeding season. Green catbirds drink and bath in pools of water that are found in the crevices of surrounding trees or water courses.
The Green Catbird can be heard when walking the Glenella Track along the bank of Fish Creek. PHOTO: Francesco Veronesi