Kangaroo finds feeding ground in suburban Pialba
A KANGAROO has been spotted eating weeds at the Tooan Tooan Creek site of the National Tree Day planting.
Deputy Mayor George Seymour said it was fairly uncommon for a kangaroo to be spotted in such a suburban-surrounded environment.
"We are not really sure where he came from, but he has clearly found a place he likes," he said.
"This beautiful native oasis in the heart of Pialba has been created through the efforts of volunteers who care about the environment."
About 50 volunteers lent a helping hand at this year's National Tree Planting Day on July 28.
"We were able to plant 129 trees, 134 shrubs and 487 grasses and groundcovers," Cr Seymour said.
"Our aim was to create a buffer to the creek and flying fox camp as well as provide an important wildlife habitat for other creatures including birds, lizards and butterflies.
"It was a fantastic effort by all those who came along to help out and I'd like to thank everyone who participated on the day.
"It's essential that we continue to nurture and protect these natural areas, for both the environment and the community."
National Tree Planting Day is held annually in July but residents can get involved in the council's Community Environment Program all year round.
Volunteers can be involved in some of the following activities:
- restoring natural areas including tree planting and weed control
- assessing the health of reserves and open spaces
- project planning, implementation and monitoring
- fauna and flora observations and recording
- facilitate and participate in various events such as World Environment Day and National Tree Day
- seed collection and propagation at the Urangan nursery
For more information, phone the council's community environment officer on 1300 794 929.