Author Archives: Friend of Plunkett

Fallen Tree Suspended in Space

Sometimes an invigourating walk in Plunkett Regional Park will throw up an oddity which defies immediate explanation. Such a rare sight greeted one of our most dedicated Friends of Plunkett (Frank Jozsef) on a recent morning ramble through the Park. … Continue reading

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Planting at Gravel Pit March 2016

We are Friends of Plunkett and we love Plunkett Regional Park. There are many good reasons for maintaining our park: It provides a safe home for some very unique native plants and animals. It helps to keep our air and … Continue reading

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Propagation Teamwork Benefits Plunkett Regeneration

The Society for Growing Australian Plants (SGAP), Logan City Council (LCC) and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) have joined forces to propagate seedlings for Plunkett regeneration sites. Firstly, QPWS rangers collected seed last spring from around Plunkett Regional Park … Continue reading

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Regeneration and Recovery

Below are some before and after photographs of a regeneration site which Friends of Plunkett volunteers planted up in May last year (2015). The after photos are taken in January 2016. The trees are doing well and some of the … Continue reading

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Strava Heat Map

It’s good to see a few trail runners are using Plunkett as their local trail running venue, and some are using Strava to track their activity. For the uninitiated, Strava is a website and mobile App used to track athletic activity … Continue reading

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New Geocaches in Plunkett Regional Park

Check-out geocaching.com for details on four new geocaches in Wickham Timber Reserve and Plunkett Regional Park. Remember to limit your impacts as much as possible when searching for caches by being careful not to trample vegetation.  

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Mountain Bike Cave Ride November 2015

On a hot November day, a keen group of mountain bikers took to Plunkett Regional Park to check out some caves and other natural attractions. Check out Neil’s great report of the day they spent, with some stunning photos (one … Continue reading

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Guided Walk November 2015

On Friday 30 November 2015, as part of Logan City Council’s Environmental Events and Activities Program, Council environment officers (in conjunction with Queensland Parks and Wildlife rangers) led a walk in Plunkett Regional Park. The walk coincided with the National Koala … Continue reading

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Diamantina Drive Access Open

Access into the Wickham Timber Reserve for walkers, trail runners, horse riders, mountain bikers and dog walkers has been opened at the end of Diamantina Drive. Trail bike access is not permitted. The old trespassing signs have been removed at … Continue reading

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Dumping Isn’t Cool

It’s been 18 months or more since Plunkett Regional Park had a good clean-up and it’s been looking really good. There’s been a couple of dumping incidents at the Quinzeh Creek Road gravel pit, but overall there has been a … Continue reading

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