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Fraser Island paramedic Phil Switzer has received a farewell gift from Fraser Island (K’gari) that he can’t take with him.(more…)
The prolonged dry spell on Fraser Island took its toll on vegetation … but not on Guinea Grass (Megathyrsus maximus var. maximus)(more…)
Just south-west of Happy Valley there is a rarely-traversed sand dune called Mellong.(more…)
It’s been a good season for weeds on Fraser Island. Some heavy falls of rain in June with regular showers for the rest of the month and into early July. Then the sun came out to encourage growth.(more…)
FINIA was founded on K’gari in 2005 and meeting on the island at least once a year has become an important part of the group’s calendar. Aside from the opportunity to spend some time looking at the issues and progress on-ground, it also provides an opportunity for us to renew our commitment to the island, share knowledge, meet new partners and discuss approaches as we face emerging challenges – like myrtle rust and visitor management. The 2019 trip, held on 7-8 May, was no exception.(more…)
A weed, they say, is a plant out of place. Well, the Beach almond (Terminalia catappa) a.k.a. Indian almond or Tropical almond is out of place on Fraser Island. (more…)
The idea of a Blitz near Happy Valley while the Easter Cassia (Senna pendula var. glabrata) was flowering might have been my idea. However, the credit for the success of the Cassia Blitz goes to FIDO’s John Sinclair and Peter Shooter who organised the week-long event and to BMRG (Burnett Mary Regional Group) who funded it. (more…)
We know that dingoes eat figs to supplement their diet. But what happens when they have a belly-full of fermenting fruit? Can they over-imbibe and become inebriated like the parrots? It seems they can. They might stagger around a bit, but at least they don’t fall out of trees! (more…)
29th April to 5th May 2018
Fraser Island Defenders Organisation (FIDO), Fraser Island Natural Integrity Alliance (FINIA) and the Fraser Island Association (FIA) are collaborating on a joint assault on Easter Cassia when it is in full flower and easier to locate.
Additional volunteers are invited to join this program register Email John Sinclair or sign on at the Happy Valley sign shelter at 7.00 am Monday to Friday 30 April to 4 May.
Easter Cassia is easiest to locate when it is flowering. This Joint blitz aims at reducing the worst infestation on Fraser Island (K’gari)