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Bush Hands Magazine and Events Calendar

Bush hands is council's nature conservation newsletter that keeps you in touch with community nature conservation issues, upcoming events, plant, animal and weed profiles, land management advice and more. 

Bush hands is now electronic

The new bush hands electronic magazine is ready. If you would like to subscribe, please email .

Events calendar

Regular Event  Details  Contact 
Fourth Monday of every month
8.00 am 
Faunawatch walk around of one to two hours - locations to be confirmed. Restriction on numbers may apply.  Book by emailing Paul Smith at   or Jill Chamberlain 5444 2707

Second Wednesday of every month
8.00 am

Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens - Flora walks. Restriction on numbers may apply.

Book by emailing Paul Smith at   or Jill Chamberlain (07) 5444 2707

First and third Wednesday each month excluding December and January
9 am - 10 am
If you enjoy plants and learning about the region's special native plants, their stories and uses, join one of the garden's leisurely guided walks. Meet at the Arts and Ecology Centre entrance, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens, Palm Creek Road, Tanawha
Workshop program
February - November 
Adult Art & Ecology Workshops - check website for workshops each month throughout the year at Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens. Further information and bookings.  
October

Thursday, 9 October
5:30 – 7:30
Fred Murray Building, Currie Street Nambour 

Identification and Information Workshop for Glossy Black Birding day Nambour session. Learn the skills necessary to take part in the Glossy Black Birding Day. 

Please book online via Council’s Community Hub To make your booking enter in the Find Event fields Glossy Black and the Suburb (Caloundra or Nambour) 

Sunday, 12 October
9:00am - 11:00am
Meet at the pontoon at western end of Noel Burns park, Mulloka Esplande, Wurtulla.

Riversweep – Clean up the Currimundi Bring your kayak or canoe to help clean up Currimundi Lake, creeks and canal from the water.

Enquiries phone Tony 5438 8267 or

Wednesday, 15 October
9:00am – 12:30pm
Buderim Forest Park, Quorn Close, Buderim.

Bark Identification Workshop

For info and bookings, email

Thursday, 16 October
3:00pm – 5:00pm
Caloundra Admin Building, Omrah Ave; Caloundra
Identification and Information Workshop for Glossy Black Birding day Caloundra session. Learn the skills necessary to take part in the Glossy Black Birding Day.

Please book online via Council’s Community Hub To make your booking enter in the Find Event fields Glossy Black and the Suburb (Caloundra or Nambour) 

Sunday, 19 October
Dusk until dawn
Various locations on the Sunshine Coast
Glossy Black Birding Day
Undertake a survey of the glossy black cockatoo to identify where populations are located.

To book please email and include your address, phone number and if you have a specific area you wish to monitor in – it may be your own property, a local park or a reserve. 

Thursday, 30 October
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Futures Centre, 65 Pavilion Street, Pomona.
Weeds as a tool in revegetation workshop (Phillip Moran and Paul Sprecher) Workshop is free to members and $10 to non-members. Includes light supper upon arrival. Call 5485 2468 to make a booking or email
November
Friday, 7 November
9:00am -12:30pm
Maroochy Botanical Garden, Maroochy Arts & Ecology Centre, 33 Palm Creek Road, Tanawah (adjacent to Tanawah Golf Course) UBD Map 77 –P18.
Community Nature Conservation Volunteer Group Coordinator Workshop
An opportunity for co-ordinators to evaluate what has worked, what needs to be done and what needs to change for council to assist volunteer groups more effectively

For info and bookings, email

Wednesday, 19 November
9:00am – 3:00pm
Bus to depart Nambour for various locations.
Tour of Success
See the power of volunteers and their endeavours in the conservation and protection of natural area across the region.
For info and bookings, email
Saturday, 22 November 10am–12pm beginners
12:30pm-2:30pm advanced
Workshops at Maroochy Waterwatch offices, Donaldson Road, Nambour.
Basket Weaving with Cat’s Claw Creeper Workshop
Beginner class make a round basket and advanced class make an oval basket.
Cost per workshop $40 for members, $50 for non-members. Included materials and equipment. Book by phoning 5476 4777 or email
Thursday, 27 November 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Futures Centre, 65 Pavilion Street, Pomona.
Frogs, Tadpoles and native fish workshop (Eva Ford and Chris Rosin)

Workshop is free to members and $10 to non-members. Includes light supper upon arrival. Phone 5485 2468 to make a booking or email

Friday 28 November to Sunday 30 November Departing Nambour 8am and returning 3pm Fraser Island Voluntourism Adventure - assist Rangers on Fraser Island with revegetation and other environ management activities Email for costs and details – spaces are limited.
December 

Sunday, 7th December
4:00pm – 8:00pm

Lights on the Lake
Family friendly festive season festival with a sustainable theme. Free entertainment, kid’s activities, Hugo the Waterways Turtle and Santa, food, arts and crafts and a spectacular decorated kayak and canoe water parade on Currimundi lake at dusk.

Enquiries phone Tony 5438 8267 or  or visit the web site - Lights on the Lake

Last Updated 22-Nov-14