Annual membership is only $10 and it’s a great way to support local revegetation activities and have a say in how CDTLI operates. To join now or renew an existing membership (due in October), please use this link to pay by card in our secure Square system. Thank you for your support!
We were devastated to hear that our dear CDTLI President Lesley Pratchett passed away on 16 July 2021 after a sudden illness that she fought hard to beat. Our deepest sympathies and thoughts go out to Lesley’s husband Dave, son Morgan and family. They ask that their privacy please be respected during this difficult time.
We have been working hard to revitalize the Bush Garden Interpretive Trail located in Mundingburra, upstream from Aplins Weir. It’s a great place for a shady nature walk where you can use your phone to scan the new QR codes and learn more about our native plants. Download a flyer with location map or visit […]
For your convenience, we offer pre-paid “take-away” orders. If your order is received by Monday and paid by Wednesday, we will usually have your plants ready for collection on the following Friday. Step 1: Choose your plants Please download our stocklist and plant guide to decide which plants you want. Our tubestock plants cost $3.00 […]
· Guest post by Julia Hazel · Short answer: hard to predict. Long answer: please read on… Expect natural variation Native plants at CDTLI’s nursery are grown from locally-collected seed to maintain the natural characteristics of each species, including natural variability between individual plants. This variation between individuals is essential for native species to survive […]
CDTLI’s AGM took place on 10 October 2020 with 19 members and 3 guests present. Enthusiastic positive reports were presented by our Project Officer, outgoing President, and some of our Site Leaders, followed by two guest speakers who each gave a very interesting talk. At the end of the meeting CDTLI members elected a new […]
· Guest post by Dave Pratchett · Goondaloo Creek Landcare site became the focus of my Landcare volunteering in 2019, soon after we moved to Townsville. Assisting with weed control and watering in the newly planted section opposite Tech NQ, I could look upstream to an area rejuvenated through years of sustained effort. But downstream […]
· Guest post by Malcolm Tattersall · Many of us know that we should grow a particular vine to attract Birdwing butterflies to our gardens but just what the vine is called, and which butterflies rely on it, are recurring questions. Very briefly, the caterpillars of one group of Swallowtail butterflies feed exclusively on one […]
· Guest post by Adam Goulding · Before COVID-19 caused temporary closure of CDTLI’s Bush Garden Nursery, our Saturday sessions were often busy and tended to attract passing walkers, cyclists and runners. We even had a couple come in half way through our volunteers’ smoko, only to be rather disappointed that we were not a […]
• Guest post by Tim Doolan • Worm farms have become all the rage recently, and I’ve been lucky enough to have received one for my birthday. For the uninitiated, worm farms are a container where you throw food scraps and provide an environment for particular types of worms to flourish. In return they give […]