Friday, December 30, 2016

Rogers Reserve Features in new Bushwalking Book

Family Bushwalks in South-East Queensland 2nd Edition

The Charles & Motee Rogers Bushland Reserve has featured for the first time in the 2nd Edition of Family Bushwalks in South-East Queensland - an informative book with maps, information and photographs about scenic bushwalks in South-East Queensland by Mark Roberts & Gillian Duncan.

The book can be purchased through the authors website  or at selected book stores.

Local retailers include:
  •  Lockyer Valley Visitor Information Centre 34 Lake Apex Drive, Gatton 07 5466 3426
  • Central City News 251 Margaret Street, Toowoomba 07 4638 2817 
  • The Book Tree Shop 2, 456 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba 07 4632 4310 
  • Ruthven Street News 407 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba 07 4639 1377 
  • Toowoomba Visitor Information Centre, 86 James Street, Toowoomba 07 4639 6055

Gem Life Website Recommends walk at Rogers Reserve

Gem Life Website has recommended the Charles & Motee Rogers Bushland Reserve as an ideal nature walk in the Highfields region in their November 2016 News publication.  We couldn't agree more!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

15 year Anniversary of Walking Track at Rogers Reserve

This December marks 15 years since the official opening of the walking trail at the Charles & Motee Rogers Bushland Reserve (and 22 years since the land was donated to Crows Nest Shire Council).

Without the foresight and generosity of Mr & Mrs Rogers, this precious patch of remnant bushland would not have survived - we need to always remember and be grateful for what they did to preserve this endangered ecosystem so future generations could continue to enjoy and appreciate its value.

The bushwalking trail at Charles & Motee Rogers Bushland Reserve was officially opened by Crows Nest Shire Council Mayor Cr Geoff Patch in December 2001.


Newspaper article of Walking Trail Opening at Charles & Motee Rogers Bushland Reserve - 21/12/16. 

Friday, November 11, 2016

Memorial Tree for Bill Mollison

11th November 2016

The Friends of the Highfields Library organized a ceremony and tree planting memorial for Bill Mollison (4 May 1928 – 24 September 2016) who was an noted Australian researcher, author, scientist, teacher and biologist. He is referred to as the "father of permaculture.

The family of Bill Mollison publicly stated that 'He wanted everyone to plant a tree when he passed.'

Samantha from the Highfields Library organized the tree and purchased it from the Crows Nest Community Nursery which is staffed by volunteers under supervision of the Toowoomba Regional Council.  The tree chosen was a River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) under advice from the nursery staff. It is a perfect tree for the reserve being a Koala feed and habitat tree. The tree was planted in the front section of the reserve just off the path from the Community Court entrance. A tree bag was placed around the tree to protect it.

Samantha and the friends of the Highfields Library will continue to water the tree regularly to ensure it survives.  May it grow well and be a wonderful tribute to Bil Mollison.


Friends of the Highfields Library at the tribute and tree planting for Bill Mollison at the Charles & Motee Rogers Bushland Reserve, Highfields. 11.11.2016

Friday, November 4, 2016

Tree Privet regrowth removed at reserve

4 November 2016


Two Broad-leaved or Tree Privet (Ligustrum lucidum) was found to have re-grown from two plants cut back in previous years within the reserve.  Dougal promtly removed the two trees and the stumps
were treated to ensure they don't re-grow.

Broad-leaf privet (Ligustrum lucidum) originates from eastern Asia. Privets are considered to be serious environmental weeds throughout Australia. Infestations threaten biodiversity, including endangered plant and animal species and ecological communities. Privet seeds are commonly spread by fruit-eating birds. Birds such as pied currawongs, silver-eyes and rosellas can spread the seed widely into previously uninfested areas. Privet seedlings often germinate in clusters, as a result of birds regurgitating the seeds.

Dougal insepcting the regrowth of a Broad-leaf privet (Ligustrum lucidum) weed.

Broad-leaf privet (Ligustrum lucidum)

Broad-leaf privet (Ligustrum lucidum)