Leaf tying moth re-surfaces to attack Cat’s Claw Creeper vine

The Leaf Tying Moth – (Hypocosmia pyrochoma) The leaf tying Moth was found to be a voracious feeder on the Cat’s Claw Creeper Vine (CCV) in the rearing facilities and was released in some areas in 2007. Until recent years it was assumed to be an unsuccessful release as it was…

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Find a Frog in February – Citizen Science in the Mary River Catchment

Find a Frog in February  – Citizen Science in the Mary River Catchment The Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee (MRCCC) is undertaking an ambitious citizen science project throughout the entire Mary River Catchment in February 2017 with the Find a Frog in February Project. From Maleny in the south to Hervey…

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Make a date with Mary in 2017

The MRCCC’s calendar of meetings and activities is now available to download. Watch this space for more info about Find a Frog in February and please contact the MRCCC to register your interest. Most General Meetings are held in Gympie starting around 9.15 am.  Members of the public are welcome…

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September is Save the Koala Month

Gympie’s Koala Action Group is spreading the word to try and help our precious local koala populations.  A new brochure has been produced and widely circulated throughout our region, to help residents learn about koalas and the actions that can be undertaken to protect koalas and their habitat. The Gympie…

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Gerry Cook Cod Hatchery, Cooroy

Mary River Cod Facts Scientific Name: Maccullochella mariensis Common Name: Mary River Cod Status:           EPBC Act (1999): Endangered Distribution: Mary River and tributaries. Habitat: Slow flowing freshwater streams in lowland areas and rocky upland streams.  Favours deep pools, overhanging vegetation, boulders, logs and undercut banks. Description: Large, elongated fish, slightly…

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