OBI OBI HALL

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Obi Obi and Kidaman Creek District

Community Hall Association

would like to invite all member and other interested people

to attend our 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM)

on the 26.03.2019 at Obi Obi Hall

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

AGM meeting to start at 8.00pm

 

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Saturday, the 23rd of March

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The wedding of Erinn and Reece

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Last month’s Obi Surplus

By Richard Bruinsma

From Sunshine Valley Gazette Wednesday 13th March 2019

Next Obi Surplus 3rd of April 2019 starting 9.30am

 

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Obi Obi and Kidaman Creek District Community Hall Association has made a $500.00 donation to a Queensland drought relief assistance scheme ‘Rewired’ organized by Craiglea Stud in conjunction with Kenilworth Rural Supplies.

https://www.facebook.com/craiglea.racing/

 

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Ticks and mammalian meat allergy 

Some people develop an allergic reaction to meat between one and six months after being bitten by an Australian paralysis tick

https://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/4177191.htm

http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2014/02/25/3951271.htm

To remove a tick, freeze it, don’t squeeze it

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The hall’s frogs have a name

Dainty Tree Frog  – Litoria gracilenta

At full size they are about 45mm long

https://australianmuseum.net.au/learn/animals/frogs/dainty-tree-frog/

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Leaf feeding beetles for the control of madeira vine  have been released at Obi Obi Creek number 2 crossing.

The release of Plectonycha correntina, a leaf feeding beetle for the biological control of Madeira vine.

Madeira vine, Anredera cordifolia (Ten.) Steenis (Basellaceae) is a South American perennial vine that forms dense mats over trees and shrubs. It is a major environmental weed of coastal and sub-coastal areas in Queensland and New South Wales and it poses a significant threat to biodiversity in riparian, sclerophyll and rainforest communities. The South American leaf-feeding beetle Plectonycha correntina Lacordaire was approved for release as a biological control agent in February 2011. The beetle was subsequently mass reared and introduced into madeira vine infestations in south-eastern Queensland from May 2011 onward. Both adults and larvae of this insect are leaf feeders, with larvae being particularly damaging. Post release field monitoring determined whether the beetle had established, the rate of spread from the initial release site and level of damage. Field observations at 29 sites where releases had been made before winter (6100 beetles in total) were made in October 2011. The insect had successfully overwintered at 51% of these sites, with adults, larvae and eggs being recorded. Post-winter releases of another 20 462 beetles over 72 sites in south-eastern Queensland, five in northern NSW, one in Central Queensland and two in Far North Queensland are also indicating promising results with insects being present and reproducing at 42% of sites in the following autumn. Damage levels at all sites were generally low, reflecting that this was the first year of releases, but 20% loss of leaf area was estimated at two sites. Preliminary analysis of data indicated that establishment does not appear to be closely related to the number of insects released, so other factors such as season of release, light levels or density of predators may be important.

Above taken from CABI

Invasive Species Compendium

https://www.cabi.org/ISC/

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 The results of beetles feeding on madeira vine leaves at number 2 crossing

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More information on madeira vine control at Kenilworth

https://www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Environment/Education-Resources-and-Events/Environment-Resources-and-Publications/Natural-Resource-Management-and-Conservation-Techniques/Drone-weed-mapping

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Madeira vine smothering a roadside garden

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