OBI OBI HALL

Mapleton Falls

Photo by R Bassett

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Indian Myna Bird

An indian myna flock in flight at Obi Obi Hall

Easily identified in flight by the white patches on their wings

Photo by Knox City Council

Problems caused by Indian mynas

Indian mynas threaten native biodiversity with their territorial behaviour. They compete with native animals for nesting hollows—aggressively defending their territory.

They are also thought to evict native species, such as parrots and gliders, from their hollows and even kill their young.

Indian mynas spread diseases and parasites that affect native birds—including bird mites (which can also affect human health). They often form large communal roosts in suburban areas, causing health concerns and noise issues.

Please report any sightings to Sunshine Coast Council

See Sunshine Coast Council’s webpage below for more information

https://www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Environment/Invasive-plants-and-animals/Invasive-animals/Invasive-animals-of-our-region/Priority-Invasive-Animals/Indian-myna

An indian myna trap on loan from Sunshine Coast Council

Myna birds enter from the left side of the trap through an opening designed for access but not exit, they are attracted by dry cat food in the left wire enclosure

Then see their reflection in the mirror, assume that another bird is feeding in the wooden frame section and move into that section via another wire access with no exit.

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Food and water are kept in the main enclosure which can hold several birds

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Welcome swallows have been making the most of our unused hall


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leaving their message on the hall’s notice board

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If you have this citrus problem, you can blame the citrus fruit piercing moth

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Photo by Pacific islands Pest List

http://www.pestnet.org/fact_sheets/citrus_fruit_piercing_moth_113.htm

 

Noticed in the valley – RED BACK SPIDER – with yellow egg sac

https://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_weavers/Red_Back.htm

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Our new Sunshine coast councillors

Division 5 –  Cr Winston Johnston – 5441 8043

Division 10 – Cr David Law – 5441 8368

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The Number 2 Obi Obi Creek crossing access restricted to Council and the Fire Brigade

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The brown patch of grass is the result of army worms at work

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Yellow Bells (Tecoma stans)

A seedling found in the valley 

 

Yellow bells (Tecoma stans) is regarded as an environmental weed in Queensland and New South Wales, and as a minor or potential environmental weed in the Northern Territory and Western Australia. Prolific seed production, fast growth rate and tendency to re-colonise areas post fire disturbance allow it to compete heavily with native shrub layers.

https://weeds.brisbane.qld.gov.au/weeds/yellow-bells

 

Photo by Brisbane City Council

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The last wedding before the coronavirus

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OBI OBI HALL

 

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MEET THE SUNSHINE COAST REGIONAL COUNCIL’S DIVISION 10 CANDIDATES

Tuesday 10th March 2020

The Mapleton and District Community Association (MADCA) is hosting a community meeting with the Division 10 candidates for the Sunshine Coast Regional Council. This will be held at the Mapleton Bowls Club, Post Office Road, Mapleton on Tuesday 10th March 2020, starting at 6:30pm. The meeting proper will begin at 7pm and finish no later than 9pm. The bar will be open for those wishing to purchase drinks.

The format of the evening will consist of the candidates speaking first, followed by a Q&A where the candidates will have the opportunity to answer questions submitted to the Master of Ceremonies prior to the start of the meeting. Paperwork for such will be available at the door.

Everyone is invited to attend. There is no requirement to RSVP, and we look forward to meeting with many of you on the night as this is a great opportunity to meet the candidates, one of whom will represent you at council soon

 

From – POP UP NEWS  27 February 2020 Issue 179  Mapleton, Queensland

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

OBI OBI AND KIDAMAN CREEK DISTRICT COMMUNITY HALL

The Obi Obi and Kidaman Creek communities and other interested people are invited to attend our Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Obi Obi Hall, 856 Obi Obi Rd Obi Obi

Thursday, 26th March 2020 at 8.00pm

Our AGM will be preceded by a barbeque starting at 7.00 pm

Enquiries, contact the Association Secretary,

Dennis Woodford on 54469154, Email – denwood@skymesh.com.au

For membership application forms see – https://obiobihall.blog/about/forms/

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Before the rain

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Now

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February’s Obi Surplus

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A demonstration of beetroot kvass making at the Surplus

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 A setup for a recent hall wedding

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Shrubs have been planted at the front corner of the hall grounds

Eventually providing an onsite location  for wedding photos

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 Old Witta School Community Centre

Another community run hall

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A water filtration system has been fitted to the hall’s tank water supply

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One of these days

 

On Obi Obi Road before number 4 crossing

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Obi Obi Hall hosted an information session for – Find a Frog in February

Find a Frog in February‘ is a citizen science program delivered by the Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee that enables the community to help close the knowledge gaps that exist for our local frogs

Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee

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 Found on an upper corner of our notice board

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Seen on the range section of Obi Obi Road

Photo by Richie

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OBI OBI HALL

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COMING TO MAPLETON  HALL THIS WEEKEND

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Mapleton School’s graduation celebration

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Latest weddings

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There is a total fire ban in Sunshine Coast Regional Council area until the 20.12.2019

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