Woohoo, school holidays are just around the corner and I just know that Mums, Dads and Grandparents everywhere are going to be scratching their heads as to what to do to keep their wild and wonderful littlies busy.
Look out for the stunning bird life at the Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary - Image: Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary Support Group FB page
Well, here's the perfect solution - a FREEEco-Hunt Adventure at the Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary in Bli Bli, with the added bonus that this Eco-Hunt Adventure is suitable for the whole family - big kids, little kids and everyone in between. And the cherry on top - there's going to be some excellent prizes to be won as well, anything to bring out our competitive spirits.
The butterflies can be somewhat elusive - Image: Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary Support Group FB page
Your eco-hunt adventure quest is to explore the wetlands and find as many birds, butterflies, insects, crabs and other animals living at the Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary as you can. A reminder here - as per my article I did a couple of days ago on the Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary, if you want to find crabs, you need to check the tide times and make sure it's low tide!
There's a diverse variety of crabs - Image: Elaine de Wet
QuestaGame is the world's first mobile game that takes you outdoors to discover and help preserve life on our planet. The sightings you report contribute to biodiversity research and conservation. In addition, you'll receive expert feedback and points for your sightings based on their rarity.
Lots of mushrooms around this time of year - great for photos! Image: Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary Support Group FB page
Grab your walking shoes and your phone or tablet and join in the Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary Eco-Hunt for your chance to win some fantastic prizes:
🏆 Prize Draw - One Family Pass (Two adults and three children) on Maroochy Nature Cruises; 🏆 Champion Spotter - $100 voucher from Whites IGA in Bli Bli; and 🏆 Best Find - $100 gift voucher from River Shore Resort (which can be used in the restaurant, bar or towards accommodation)
Perfect spot to quietly watch what's lurking in the river - Image: Elaine de Wet
So, as you can see, this is not just an outdoor adventure, it's your opportunity to become a real Sherlock Holmes whilst playing 'I Spy With My Little Eye'. Besides, once starting out with this eco-hunt adventuring, I suspect this could become somewhat addictive and you might want to spend every day of the holidays exploring.
When exploring you need to look high as well as low - Image: Elaine de Wet