Obi Obi Hall

Anzac tree daisy

Currently flowering on the eastern slopes of the Blackall range

https://weeds.brisbane.qld.gov.au/weeds/anzac-tree-daisy

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One of the Mary Valley Scarecrow Festival entries

.Construction by John McKenzie

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More plants to be aware of

African lovegrass

https://weeds.brisbane.qld.gov.au/weeds/african-lovegrass

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Serrated tussock

https://weeds.brisbane.qld.gov.au/weeds/serrated-tussock

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Nocturnal surface cooling

The reason why frost or black ice can form on surfaces exposed to a clear night sky even when the ambient temperature does not fall below freezing

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Where an Approved PlanCOVID Safe Checklist or COVID Safe Event Checklist refers to a requirement that is different to a requirement in this Direction, the requirement in this Direction prevails to the extent of any inconsistency.

Taken from the Qld Govt Covid website

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Some frogs

by Pam Engle

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OBI OBI HALL

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

OBI OBI AND KIDAMAN CREEK DISTRICT COMMUNITY HALL INC

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

At Obi Obi Hall, 856 Obi Obi Rd, Obi Obi

Thursday, 25th March 2021 at 7,30pm

Enquiries, contact the Association Secretary

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

For membership application forms and nomination for Management Committee positions

https://obiobihall.blog/about/forms/

The hall’s kitchen has an extension fitted to the stainless steel bench top

Funds for the work were provided by a grant from Sunshine Coast Council’s minor grant’s programme

You may have noticed while driving along Obi Obi Rd, the cream flowers of madeira vine growing on trees on Obi Obi Creek

A vigorous climbing plant that grows over other vegetation up to 30 m tall

https://weeds.brisbane.qld.gov.au/weeds/madeira-vine

Extra seating has been added to the fire circle

The wooden logs came from the bridge renovation at Obi Obi Creek, No 2 crossing

Last month’s Obi Surplus

One of the locals

Video for a Sunshine Coast musician Ziggy Albert was shot at the hall

Tropical soda apple – Solanum viarum

Photo by Brisbane City Council 

Hope that this shrub never turns up here, giant devil’s fig is enough

https://weeds.brisbane.qld.gov.au/weeds/tropical-soda-apple

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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 Covid

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