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Aug 302008

Someone has contacted us through the site with the following question:

i would like to know about the types of wildlife (plants and animals) found in the carindale area.
a list and a short description for each would be much appreciated. I am doing a report on wildlife in brisbane. Thankyou.

A kangaroo went past me when I was walking through the bushland near Scrub Road, I saw a bush turkey run across the road, and a dead snake just up the road … but aside from that I don’t think I can be a great deal of help!

So over to everyone else…

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Gen is the Founder of Carindale Connect (started in 2007). She has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Queensland University of Technology and an internship from ABC Online. She's involved in a number of web projects, was the Website Manager for Chamber of Commerce and Industry QLD and the Editor of Wotnews (Australian news aggregator and search engine start-up). She also spent some time as a volunteer Community Correspondent for 612 ABC Brisbane. Born in Hobart, Tasmania, Gen now lives in Carindale. She loves her bicycle (but doesn't do lycra), the environment and art.
Genevieve Robey

  3 Responses to “What types of wildlife are in the Carindale area?”

  1. We saw Tawny Frog Mouthes last night walking through the green space between Cadogan Rd and Old Cleveland Rd which was pretty cool. There are most likely some owls in there too.

  2. There have been koalas in the Banika Street bush, it is a long time since I have seen a koala in the Eastwood Drive section of the bush.
    One of the factors discouraging wildlife – in my opinion – is the proliferation of weeds, particularly the toxic menace, camphor laurel.
    Wildlife apparently get addicted to the leaves which are the most toxic food source they could consume.
    I would encourage people who love the parklands to keep moving any fallen branches, any new shoots they can move to the banks of the creek. Place it strategically over the lantana and other pests that have a stronghold.
    Ideally, a community working bee with the support of the council would be a way of stepping up the fight.
    Council experts could remove 10% of every tree, it could be mulched and used to cover the large areas of lantana and large branches used to help strengthen the creek banks and slow down water flow.
    We can make the area more attractive for wildlife to find a home with massive plantings of native plants.

    Phil Young

  3. Here is a link that I found very helpful when I was researching a project about a year ago. – It has been updated recentlly “At present rates of land clearing along the Bulimba Creek corridor (are among the highest in Queensland] and with less than 10 % remnant vegetation left now, there will be almost no remnant native vegetation left in the Valley in 25 years time”
    So combine that with the other recent facts “the detection of a vast 100,000 litre oil leak from the Santos owned Moonie to Brisbane pipeline adjacent to Bulimba Creek at Carindale in the week of the 13th of August, 2008, requiring the removal of hundreds of truckloads of contaminated soil from the suburb’s Recreation Reserve [ S.E. Advertiser 20.08.08 ] I would suggest that you expediate your report while there is still any wildlife to study.

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