Micro Bats

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Bats have always been the objects of stories and movies. You either like them or loathe them, but much of their stigma once you really think about it comes from fantastic stories- stories in particular depicting Bats as evil blood sucking vampires for example, that have not exactly done much for their reputations. People fear and often shudder at the mere mention of the word bat. So imagine my surprise…

 

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How to Make a Bee Hotel

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Making a place for your friendly garden bees is a great way to keep the bees in your garden safe and pollinating your flowers.   You’ll need: Plywood, screws, bamboo, wood offcuts and small logs Assemble the ply box if required. You will need 4 pieces for the sides, 1 piece for the back and screws. Use plywood as it is durable and will last for years. Cut all pieces…

 

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The Important Role of our Native bees

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GARDENS & ENVIRONMENT STORY BY KELSEY CORCORAN Bees are obviously very important in maintaining our gardens and are the very reason we have such beautiful flowers and fruits but the role of the native Australian bee is vital to the upkeep of Australia’s flora. European bees were introduced about 200 years ago and are very different from Australian bees. Australian bees don’t store nectar so they produce a very small…

 

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BUNYA

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Bunya Mountains National Park is a great place to go camping or stay in a holiday rental. Bunya Mountains is just over a three-hour drive from the Fraser Coast region. The park has three camping areas catering to a range of experiences. Camping permits are required and fees apply. Bookings should be made well in advance for peak times such as school holidays and long weekends as well as if…

 

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Native Plants For your Garden

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Native Australian plants are a great addition to your garden as they have adapted to local conditions and once they are established they do not need fertiliser, pesticides or watering. This saves both time and money and is great for the environment. By landscaping with native wildflowers and grasses you can help return your garden to a healthy ecosystem. Living in Queensland is great for gardening with native plants as…

 

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Litter, Plastic our Beaches

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Rubbish, trash, litter it’s everywhere especially plastic and it’s contaminating everything in the ocean and on terra firma destroying our beaches and oceans, killing fish, whales, birds and animals. What can we do to play our part in alleviating this problem? We can recycle, reuse and limit our use and addiction to plastic, we can also not litter.  But what we can do very easily is pick up rubbish when…

 

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