The Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium has published its September e-News Bulletin. Look for citations for some fifty new publications, book reviews, film teasers, news snippets and notices of nine workshops/conferences. Available online free of charge.
Wildlife Queensland is offering a free will-making service for those who would like to sponsor the vital work that the group tackles.
By partnering with Australia’s top-rated will-writing platform, Gathered Here, Wildlife Queensland is offering its supporters a free will-writing service that easily allows a donor to leave a gift in their will to help protect Australia’s at-risk species.
“Having an up-to-date will is one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your family. But it’s also one of the easiest ways to leave a lasting legacy for wildlife. For a limited time (until 30 September 2021), Gathered Here is also offering supporters free and unlimited lifetime updates to their will* – a win for wildlife because ‘where there’s a will there’s a way.’
Write a free wildlife-friendly will in just 10 minutes.
Please contact Wildlife Queensland at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 3844 0129 for further information.
I am pleased to present Newsletter Number 7-2021 of Queensland Science Network, a collaboration between 26 scientific and natural history societies, hosted by our Royal Society of Queensland. The Newsletter is available now on the Network’s website download here. Apologies to subscribers/members who clicked on this link between 7 pm on 26 August and 12.05 pm on 27 August and who received an error message.
Included in this issue:
- HOT NEWS AND COMING EVENTS
- MEMBERS AWARDS, NEWSLETTERS AND MEDIA
- ALLIED COMMUNITIES ACTIVITY
- COMMUNITY DATA COLLECTION AND DIGITAL APPS
- EDITOR’S EXCERPTS FROM EXCEPTIONAL ARTICLES
- GRANT OPPORTUNITIES
Snippets of general science information from Society members are welcome. Please contact me on the email address below.
Editor, QSN Newsletter
The Australian Greenhouse Calculator helps explore how a person’s lifestyle contributes to greenhouse gas emissions. We all enjoy the benefits of modern technology such as heating and lighting, but we can take actions to reduce production of greenhouse gases and help combat climate change.
Use the AGC to explore how to live more sustainably. By changing behaviour and selecting energy-efficient options, people can reduce greenhouse gas emissions in ways that do not compromise comfort and quality of life.
The calculator website includes “Teacher ideas” linked to the Australian curriculum.
We thank Alan Pears AM, primary developer of the calculator’s algorithm, for drawing this to QSN’s attention.
The National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training is offering fellowships to work in the field of groundwater. The Queensland openings are at the University of Queensland:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and hydrogeologists collaborating to better understand and manage groundwater resources
- Integration of Indigenous knowledge into post-mine land use planning.
See the website for details.
The Royal Geographical Society of Queensland has advised that the recording of the 3rd August lecture “Reimagining James Cook and Australian History” in its monthly lecture series has been published on Society’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvxXH5deK0Y
Feel free to share the lecture.
Read QFBC’s August 2021 Newsletter here.
A recent observation of a migrant Tawny Coster butterfly has stimulated the interest of entomologists and citizen scientists. Dawn Franzmann tells the story in:
Mating of the Tawny Coster, Acraea terpsicore (Linnaeus 1758) with a Glasswing, A. andromacha (Fabricius 1775), (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Heliconiinae) observed at Boondall Wetlands, Boondall, Brisbane, Qld .
The article first appeared in Metamorphosis Australia, the magazine of QSN member body Butterfly and Other Invertebrates Club. All materials in Metamorphosis Australia are copyright to the authors, artists, photographers and the Butterfly & Other Invertebrates Club Inc., (except when indicated). We thank BOIC for permission to re-publish this item.
Contact the Butterfly & Other Invertebrates Club about this event.