Ecology | Environment | Heritage

Camera trap with a difference

Camera trap with a difference
It's been done before by keen photographers around the World, but not many people in Australia have taken up the challenge! What, you may ask? To build a high quality camera trap based on a top-of-the line digital SLR camera with a number of remote flashguns to provide modelled lighting and high resolution images. Initially,... Read More »
Seymour Whyte – Warrego Highway, Charlton
Redleaf Environmental provided ecological services, surveying the proposed disturbance footprint for threatened plant species before construction. A number of threatened plant species are known to occur in the general area, including Austral Cornflower (Rhaponticum australe, photo) and several grasses. They can be hard to detect in the long grass adjacent to existing roadways where they often... Read More »
Gladstone's quarry operators take on best practice
Gladstone Regional Council operates and delivers gravel materials to service its regional road network from approximately 70 quarries across the council area. With this number of quarries comes a responsibility to operate them according to best practice standards and to meet regulator conditions. Earlier this year, Council commenced a review of the environmental management of... Read More »
Gondwanaland rainforest school excursion at queen mary falls
At the beginning of November, the Year 5, 6 and 7 students at Killarney State School were engaged in a fun day of learning about the diversity and interrelationships between the native plants and animals found in their backyard at the beautiful location of Queen Mary Falls. The Condamine Alliance has a proud history of... Read More »
Aquarium passage flying fox camp unfazed by pipeline construction
Flying foxes hanged happily at their Hemmant camp near Bulimba Creek while the Caltex Lateral Pipeline was being constructed last September. To meet the requirements of the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (DEHP) Dr Sandrine Martinez, Senior Ecologist from Redleaf Environmental, worked with APA Group to monitor a colony of the threatened Grey-headed flying... Read More »
Nesting boxes to attract wildlife to parks
Rosellas, cockatoos, king parrots, lorikeets and other wildlife are set to benefit from the installation of more than 40 nest boxes in Garnet Lehmann and Ballin Drive Parks. As part of ongoing works along East Creek, Toowoomba Regional Council arranged for a variety of nest boxes to be installed to attract native birds and animals... Read More »
Protesters and workers join forces to save bird
Garnet Lehmann Park detention basin project workers and protesters joined forces to save a baby Tawny Frogmouth. East Creek Park Defenders member Barb Marshall said the bird was found by a lady walking her dog late on Sunday. "I didn't have a good sleep that night and I came down early on Monday morning to... Read More »
Fish hotels bring back native species to condamine stream
A range of fish habitat enhancements to Oakey and Myall Creeks on the Darling Downs has been installed by the Condamine Alliance as part of its Dewfish Demonstration Reach. Redleaf Environmental and the Condamine Alliance recently organised a field day for Council staff from Toowoomba to witness first hand how fish hotels, large snags and... Read More »
Redleaf oversees garnet lehmann park wildlife protection
Local fauna was successfully protected from injury or harm this week as construction of the detention basin at Garnet Lehmann Park started. Aware of local community concerns when it comes to the welfare of wildlife inhabiting the park, Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) brought in environmental specialists Redleaf to ensure that all fauna were carefully managed... Read More »

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