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The appearance of Beach Spinifex on K’gari

Most people accept that Beach Spinifex (Spinifex longifolius) is natural to K’gari.  I don’t.  I can recall seeing it for the first time in the early 1970s.  The appearance of the roly-poly seed dancing along the beach swept along by wind when I first saw it was unforgettable. (more…)

Celebrating K’gari through pictures!

IMG_8949As part of Fraser Island (K’gari’s) World Heritage 25th Anniversary celebrations the Queensland Government ran a photo competition called ‘Snap Up Paradise.’  The competition resulted in over 300 incredible entries, some of which have been reproduced in a limited edition calendar for 2019, as well as being featured in the latest issue of the Wildlife Australia magazine – Australia’s leading wildlife magazine since 1963.

Wildlife Australia is not only informative, entertaining and visually stunning, it is also on a mission to protect wildlife, influence choices and engage communities. Your subscription helps: all proceeds fund the crucial conservation work of Wildlife Queensland.WAM-cover-pic-for-web-3-600x600

Wildlife Australia is running a special offer for all subscriptions purchased before 31 January, you will get a free copy of this incredible calendar for yourself (or a friend if it’s a gift).

Subscriptions for the year are only $47 (including postage and GST) in Australia or $70 worldwide.  So this is a great opportunity for you to share your love of K’gari worldwide with a gift that will last an entire year.

To subscribe, please click here.

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Scientists to follow up Cooloola BioBlitz moth

The discovery of a new species of Boronia Moth during the Cooloola BioBlitz brought one of Australia’s leaders in scientific research to Cooloola next Month to follow up the discovery. (more…)

K’gari-Fraser Island Mobile App

The University of the Sunshine Coast has developed the K’gari-Fraser Island App which is now available in the App store. Search for ‘Fraser Island Guide’. The App is designed to assist USC’s students and staff plan their trip to the Island, choose itineraries and learn about K’gari. Given the University’s interest in Dilli Village, all itineraries start at Dilli but can be adapted. The App is available to the public, is not commercial and is free to anyone who wishes to download it. (more…)

Pest Profile: Indian or Common Myna

Another call to action on newly established Indian mynas, with the added request that people formally report any sightings. (more…)

Weed Workout: Live leaf succulent

Live leaf succulent (Bryophyllum pinnatum) is covered by Fraser Coast Regional Council’s Local Law No.3 (Community & Environment) 2011- Pest Plants. (more…)

Measuring the power of a website

When you launch a website, it’s hard to know how well it is being received?  What do people think of your web pages and articles and who is using them?  (more…)

QR Codes on K’gari

FIDO recently decided to test the application of QR codes.  (QR stands for Quick Response rather than ‘Queensland Rail’).  We recently updated the Eurong sign shelter and instead of loading up a lot of blurb that people who want to make the most of their time on K’gari are loathe to stop and read, we tried using QR codes to sell ourselves and our message. (more…)

Helping to Build the GSS Research Fund

As part of its fundraising efforts to build the Research Fund, FIDO is offering a series of Cruises in the Strait to enable people to have a personal experience of Great Sandy Strait.  (more…)

The Excitement of New Discoveries

Ever since FIDO’s Beach to Birrabeen BioBlitz, I have been ever alert to discover anything ‘new’ or ‘different’ on K’gari.   I was always interested, but my interest has been lifted to a new level.  Thus it was that when driving into Eurong’s Residential Valley, I spied in my peripheral vision a Caeasalpinia bonduc.  It was in a site driven and walked past hundreds of times each week.  Peter Shooter had previously discovered one very large rambling specimen the Happy Valley dump.  This was the first specimen I had seen in Eurong.  It was so much smaller but unmistakable even from a passing vehicle.  I was so excited that I rushed to get my co-workers to show them this new observation.  (more…)