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If you’ve been wondering what to do this June, then look no further! Follow the links below to find out more about fungi, discover the mysteries of the upper Enoggera catchment and investigate how to connect your group or bushcare site with wildlife, other cultures and the elusive Generation Y.

BRAIN 2009 Rainforest Workshop 2: Fungi of the Rainforest – Go on a short fungi foray, learn how to collect them and what features need to be noted in the field. Find out how to identify fungi using pictures, field guides and other resources.

Presenter Patrick Leonard is an enthusiastic amateur mycologist particularly interested in the development of fungal keys and identification aids. Bring along your own specimens to ID.

9am –11am
Saturday, 13 June 2009
SOWN Environment Centre
Yoorala Street, The Gap

A trek in the upper catchment… very steep in parts – Join other SOWN/BRAIN members as we spend the morning exploring the rainforests and waterways of the upper reaches of the Enoggera Creek catchment. Martin Fingland will be leading us in search of the Giant Scrub Ironwood and there will be time to wonder at some of the other botanical marvels of this special area. So dust off those walking boots for a descent into the “Hell Hole”… and hopefully out again!

NB. We will be walking on a mixture of forestry roads, walking tracks and unformed trails, with a few rocky creek crossings. The walk in and out is on foresty road, but is quite steep in parts.

Cost is $10 payable on the day. Places are very limited and bookings are essential. And please don’t book and then not show up, as you WILL be stopping someone else from attending.

Where: walk starts and ends at McAfee’s Lookout carpark, Mt Nebo Rd (UBD map 135 K7)

When: meet at 8.45am Sunday 14th June. Walk leaves at 9am sharp! We will be back around 2pm.

What to bring: drinking water, morning tea, lunch, hat, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes.

Cost: $10 per person

RSVP by Friday 12th June to Peter on 3407 0136 or

Making Connections forum – Join members of Brisbane’s catchment, bushcare and conservation partnership community for a day of making connections. See practical solutions for increasing landscape connectivity for wildlife, learn about connecting your group with indigenous and other cultures and investigate innovative ways to connect with young people.

Download the flyer for the full forum program and information on the speakers.

When: 9.00am to 3.00pm, Sunday 21st June

Bookings essential. RSVP by 15th June to 3407 0052 or