Bribie Potters are Frog Lovers!

I had the BEST morning!  I am getting to know the most amazing and talented people on Bribie Island.  I am also jumbled by the fantastic support and wonderful donations for the Raffles for the ZOO RUN and Bribie Gone Wild Wildlife Festival that groups like the Bribie Potters are donating!

I was so lucky to meet the President of Bribie Potters Ms Carol Smeldley and the lovely Colleen Finn.  I got a tour of the Potters studio at the Bribie Island and got to check out awesome work in progress and some fantastic finished peices.   The Bribie Potters are coming to the Bribie Gone Wild Wildlife Festival to set up a stall to show and sell their amazing works – all do to with Wildlife of course!  We will all be in for a treat!

Bribie Islands Potters donate a frog satute

The Bribie Potters have donated a frog scuplture by Australia’s leading leading wildlife sculptors  Lindsay Muir

Frog Statue

Mr Lindsay Muir is a well known artist and his work is in many Zoos and gift shops.  To learn more about Mr Muir please go to his web page or like him on Facebook.

This sculpture is so beautiful  I am sure the lucky winner will be really happy.  Thank you Bribie Potters!

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April Beach Clean up Done and Recorded.

buckets beach clean up april 2015

Thanks to everyone that showed up this morning to help with the Bribie Gone Wild Beach Clean Up!

Sadly we filled our buckets up quite quickly once again.  It was also great to see that we didnt find many Easter Egg Wrapers from the night before Easter Egg Hunt!  Way to go guys!  We did find some paddle pop sticks though!  Sadly the bunny was left and I couldnt claim a egg.  🙂

We did however find a lot of FULL nappies under the jetty YUCK and broken glass on the beach so be careful when you are down there walking or playing.  It was great to note that not as many cigarette butts were collected and no toys or odd bits found today.


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Thank you Island Quilters Inc

bribie quilters lovely lady that donated and made the quilt

Well what a wonderful way to start the school holidays.  I got to sit down and meet some amazing talented ladies at the Bribie Island Quilters club at the Art Centre.

I was invited to speak today as they have very kindly donated a fantastic quilt for a raffle prize at the Bribie Gone Wild Wildlife Festival on Saturday the 30th of May.

I think I might have also 50 Jogging Grandmas for the ZOO RUN in the 1km novelty section!  How cool are they!

Not only have they donated a beautiful hand crafted quilt, but after getting me a very yummy morning tea the ladies donated a further $100 to help me put on the events!

quilt raffle

I meet some really nice and interesting people.  So many stories about our very own Eric the Emu, wildlife and I met the amazing photographer Mary Webber who is so knowledgeable about Bribie’s, Birds, Plants and fungi!  Awesome Stuff!  I love our birds and am so excited to hear that Mary writes books as well!

Thank you so much Island Quilters!  I love making new friends that also love our wildlife.

sea tutrle thank you



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We are off to find Eric the Emu

Hey Eric the Emu we are up looking for you and the rest of your friends at the top end of Bribie today!
So please come and say G’day!  Dr Scott Burnett and I will be up there with other uni students from University of the Sunshine Coast tracking your footprints and collecting your Scat! 
Yes you heard right – we are on the trail of Emu Poo!  So please come by and say G’day.  If we have any other wildlife lovers that would like to help us out at the next Emu Survey please email us at
Why not check out our ZOO RUN and Bribie Gone Wild pages and check out our next two fundraisers to help me get the Wildlife Education Centre here on Bribie
Stay tuned for an update on how the day goes! ?
Erictheemu-walkingAugust 26 2014 Ocean Beach Bribie IslandErictheemu-walking
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I was asked to ROAR at The Roar Initiative Inc at North Lakes


Well Thursday afternoon  was a range of emotions!  I was asked to go and have a chat with the youth group at The ROAR Initiative Inc at Northlake’s.  As this was my first speaking role I was VERY VERY nervous.  As it turned out I had nothing to worry about because all these teenagers and young kids are just like me!

The ROAR Initiative mantra is “Youth Making a Difference in their World”.  Wow what a great bunch of kids and a lot of them exactly my same age and all turning 16 in July this year…that was a bit weird but cool!  LOL

The youth group is really cool and if you love wildlife I suggest you get in touch with Sherry Bruce the founder of ROAR.

At The ROAR Inititive Northlakes with Martin for Geckoes

They provide really cool stuff like

  • Mentoring
  • Interactive workshops
  • Providing opportunities for questioning, problem solving and evaluation
  • Collaboration with peers and others from local and global communities
  • Providing experiences with understanding within local and global communities

Experiential learning projects for its youth members will focus on three areas of interest & will include:

  • Humanitarian projects
  • Environment & Conservation projects
  • Media and Art projects that foster environmental and social awareness

On the night I dropped in my friend Martin from Geckoes Wildlife Presentations was there teaching them all about quolls.  So I got to see one of my favourite animals and meet amazing new friends.  Top night.

To learn more about ROAR go to their web page.  I am very happy to tell you that they have agreed to come to the Bribie Gone Wild Wildlife Festival so you can come and meet them all on Saturday the 30th of May.

If you want to get in touch and join

The Roar Initiative Inc.
540 Bestmann Road,
Ningi QLD 4511
Telephone: 07) 54 977 941
All phone calls are received & attended to by the business Professor JellyBean
FAX: +07 54 975 820

Thank you Sherry and Marissa and all the cool kids in ROAR for the invite!  I am sure we will be seeing a lot of each other.  🙂


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Check out all the details on my latest ZOO RUN right here!

To find out all about the ZOO RUN @ Bribie island with the help of Queensland Zoo and so many of my amazing wildlife friends please jump over to the ZOO RUN web page that have now been set up. and click on the drop down tab for Bribie Island

See you over there!

Hurry Book today as Early Bird Tickets can save you up to $20 per person!


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Beach Clean Up on Tomorrow 8th of March

Quick shout out about the Clean Up tomorrow at the Beach in front of the Rotary Markets.

We will be there from 8.30am with

  • Hawaiian Shirts
  • Pick Up Sticks
  • Gloves
  • Buckets
  • And winning smiles!

Come down and help us clean up from Shirley Creek to Williams Creek.  Within an hour we normally collect over 20 kilos of rubbish with an average of just 6 people.  Imagne the difference it would be if you join in the fun tomorrow.

Look for us in these stunning shirts.  Sign on and make a difference. Turtle Cartoon

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So had a interesting weekend.

Had a interesting weekend…in fact it was pretty AWESOME!

I got a call from Paul and Karen Strike who owns Flying Signs.

I am pretty sure the name has given it away, but they are a fantastic Caboolture based company that flies amazing banners to attract attention for new events, products and even makes a few proposals now and then.

Well you may have guessed it, but they want to help me get the ZOO RUN message out there! So we have sat down and worked out when and where we will fly the banner! How cool is that! Watch the video below to see how it is all done!

So keep your eyes and ears at the ready! A cool competition will go along with the banner – you never know what you might WIN!!! We will keep you updated on times and dates…..but if you would like to check it out for your next event or campaign please go to their web page Flying Signs and remember to like them on Facebook!

Thanks Paul and Karen you guys are FLYING FANTASTIC FUN FANS!

Flying High Banner with web address

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Clean Up Australia Day Done for 2015!

Another early morning ( I really HATE early mornings – but HATE getting sunburnt more!) a lots of bags of rubbish collected from the Dog Beach at Woorim through to the dog Beach at Red Beach!

Well done.  We meet up with more people collecting rubbish from B.I.E.P.A as well as many other groups picking up the litter that kills our wildlife and marine animals.

sea tutrle thank you

It was like they dolphins were saying thanks as they stayed with us the whole time we picked up rubbish from the beach.  A big pod of dolphins.  So nice to see.

dolphin red beach Dolphin Bribie Ferryman

Thank you Clean Up Australia Day for another great turn out.  It was awesome seeing so many groups on Bribie.  All up we had 10 spots cleaning up!  How awesome was that!

Our group was organised by Roberta.  Roberta and her family were nice enough to provide everyone with cold drinks and a sausage sizzle after a couple of hours in the hot sun.  Great Day.  Thanks guys.

Clean Up Aust Day 2015

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Melanoma March @Bribie Island A Great Way to Start the Day!

Actually cutting the ribbon


The first ever Melanoma March Bribie Island commenced from the Volunteer Marine Rescue at Bribie and walk north to Sunset Park before returning to the start location. was early this morning.  It was a lovely coastal walk that was easy and great for people to show support for love ones that they have lost or are going through treatment now.

Tegan Joy and Wyatt Roy

My lovely friend Joy Leishman  was the very dedicated volunteer who hosted the 2015 Melanoma March Bribie Island for the first time. Joy and her family have been directly impacted by melanoma and are hoping to raise funds and awareness to help change the outcome and quality of life of people living with this disease. The local committee and the team at Melanoma Institute Australia encourage everyone to join in on the march to one day find a cure!

We were even lucky enough to have the Federal Member, Mr Wyatt Roy come and cut the ribbon to official start the very first  Melanoma March for Bribie Island

It was a great morning with Local Community Radio 101.5FM there as well as Taste E Art Mobile Coffee Van – donating a gold coin for every cup of coffee sold (yes I have booked her in for the ZOO RUN!  thanks Christine and Jimmy!  As well as merchandise for sale and a Raffle

Tegan drawing the first prize fruit basket

The lovely owner of the Coffee Club at Caboolture even donated a prize for the raffle and we were lucky enough to have Ms Howes there to draw it!

Drawing the lucky ticket

It was a great way to start of the weekend.  The only way we can save more lives is through medical research, which this March raised the funds to do. Thank you Joy and all your friends that help you and family that put on a great morning. See you next year!

For more information, to register or to make a donation, visit


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