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car lottery winner announced!
When the initial surprise of our phonecall to Y.O from Montville wore off, the lucky winner of our electric car raffle rang the Barung office to make sure she wasn’t dreaming! On Tuesday 26th March,...
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A Changing Ecosystem
I don’t know about you but we were planning on a water delivery for the beginning of December, worried about the possible drought we were warned that would eventuate in the 2023/24 Summer. The plants at...
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Driving Change: Electric Car Art Union Supports Barung Landcare and community to look after the local environment
Nestled in the heart of Maleny, a remarkable initiative is taking shape. An Electric Car Art Union promises not just the chance to win a sleek, fully electric MG car worth $50,000 but also the opportunity...
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Spring 2023 feature article - Living with Flying Foxes
By Suzie Haddock We live on an acre with the house and garden right at the front. Two thirds of our land is a wildlife corridor with a creek running through it. We have at least 35 species of birds (including...
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Spring Shorts 2023
  Retro Barung By Mandy Lupton In 2022, volunteer Peter Milton in collaboration with Megan Lee undertook the mammoth job of digitising the collection of Barung newsletters from 1994 – 2019. You can view...
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Spring 2023 Nursery Update
We have moved! The Nursery team and our dedicated volunteers have had a busy season moving our retail nursery operations from Porters Lane to the new Nature Centre on Parklands Drive, North Maleny. In...
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Call for carronia - help us save the southern pink underwing moth
As part of a South East Queensland-wide rainforest conservation and threatened species recovery effort, we continue to focus on a very special threatened species called the Southern Pink Underwing moth...
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Barung beginnings - where did our name & logo come from?
There’s something about seeing a coastcare, dunecare, bushcare, landcare or other ‘care’ group sign when visiting somewhere new, and thinking to yourself ‘I’m part of that movement, that change back in...
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Gardens for Wildlife - Open native garden trail success!
Over the weekend of the weekend of the 17-18th of September, we hosted our inaugural Gardens for Wildlife Open Native Garden Trail where we were joined by a number of our members to explore a diversity...
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Barung Native Nursery - SPRING Update
What’s in stock? The Maleny Community Nursery at Porters Lane is currently flush with a range of quality native plants. Thanks to our members and volunteers who helped us to collect seed! Piccabeen...
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The Message of the Lyrebird
Join us for a fundraising screening of the award-winning film The Message of the Lyrebird on Thursday October 20! Hear from local speakers and explore ways you can get more involved in the recovery and...
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garden spotlight - maleny
words by Frances Harper Jinibara country The journey for my garden started during Covid isolation in March 2019. The below pic shows the area we created that is about 20 metres between side boundaries,...
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Your donations make a difference
Over the last couple of years, donations from the community, local businesses and organisations have enabled us to commence the build of our new Nature Centre as well as the design and planting of our...
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Bush Turkeys
words by Tigerlily Boyce Wildlife that have learned to thrive in our urban environments can often be seen as welcome residents or be a point of conflict with humans for a variety of reasons. Bush, brush...
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Barung Native Nursery - WINTER Update
What’s in stock? The Maleny Community Nursery at Porters Lane is currently flush with a range of quality native plants. Perfect for your native Garden for Wildlife The nursery is especially...
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Rainforest Resilience - looking after the future of our forests
As part of our Landcare-led Bushfire Recovery Grant, Barung Landcare has been able to establish a Rainforest Resilience project which is supporting landholders to protect and restore rainforest vegetation...
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Saving the Dark
When we look up at the sky on a clear and starry night here in the hinterland, it is hard to imagine that there are millions of people all over the world that have never even seen a star. In fact less...
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mini ecosystem pot plants
Words by Tigerlily Boyce From rainforest to wetlands, creating mini ecosystem pot plants is a great way to provide habitat, food and shelter for an array of wildlife in small areas, such as a balcony...
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Garden Spotlight - reesville
Words by Mandy Lupton Jinibara country Header image – Banksia robur I moved fulltime to my 3000m2 property on Jinibara country a couple of months before Covid hit in early 2020. My property...
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Garden spotlight - Moffat Beach
with Jenny Gursanscky Kabi Kabi country Jenny and her partner started their native Garden for Wildlife journey at Moffat Beach in 2017. Replacing the front lawn with native species over time, they...
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Barung Seed Forest - A Forest For The Future
Planted in late 2020, the Barung Seed Forest is an evolving wonderland of native habitat that has been created as a forest for the future. Designed and created by Barung Landcare staff, Skilling Queenslanders...
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Barung Native Nursery - AUTUMN Update
What’s in stock? A stunning selection of fine ferns! The Maleny Community Nursery at Porters Lane is currently flush with beautiful native ferns! Come in and view the range of stock available before...
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Call for Carronia vine seed - we need your help!
The survival of the Southern Pink Underwing Moth (Phyllodes imperialis subsp. smithersi) is not only dependent on high quality, well established rainforest, its caterpillar is solely dependent on one species...
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Waste Action Maleny - What's Going On With Waste?
Words by Yvonne Holmes Waste Action Maleny (WAM) is a community organisation dedicated to doing waste better in the Maleny region. After a highly successful National Recycing Week at the end of 2021,...
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Tree Poppers
Words by Jill Cutting Ideal for removing unwanted plants whose roots have developed past the point of where they can be hand-pulled without risking a hernia, we were recently introduced to the Tree Popper!  The...
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Garden Spotlight - Glass House Mountains
Wordy by Tigerlily Boyce What was previously an impenetrable wall of Lantana over two metres tall, along with with Privet, Wild tobacco, Devils fig, Camphor laurel, Fishbone fern, surrounded by a field...
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Northern Brown Bandicoot
Words by Tigerlily Boyce The Northern brown bandicoot (Isoodon macrourus) is a common visitor in backyards along the east coast of Australia, often without detection. Bandicoots are noctournal and usually...
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Native Truffles
Words by Theresa Bint Many folk would be aware that mushrooms are the fruiting body or spore-bearing part of a fungus with the vegetative part – the mycelium – being a fine network of fungal hyphae occupying...
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Nursery on the move! Stage one of the new Barung Nature Centre
Due to the significant support of the Barung community through fundraising, we are proud to announce that stage one of the Barung Nature Centre is underway! What will stage one cover you ask? Stage...
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Gardens for Wildlife Reinvigorated!
Last year we re-launched our Gardens for Wildlife program with a guided walk and series of talks at the Barung Seed Forest at the Maleny Community Precinct! Since the launch in October we have welcomed...