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Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre

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by Marina Marangos (subscribe)
Published January 8th 2021
It's always a good time to venture out after the rains - the landscape is transformed and fauna and flora suddenly want to show off their best colours and this could not be more true than in Boondall Wetlands.

Boondall Wetlands

We went to the Environment Centre, a fascinating resource full of informative boards and interactive displays, which will certainly appeal to nature lovers. Look at the journeys of the migratory birds which fly so many miles around the globe. You can follow the path of these birds which make the journey from places like Japan, Siberia and Alaska to the wetland here.

Check out the wingspans and colours of birds through powerful binoculars. Read about the plants in the area and what they offer the birds and animals in the area and even us humans at times.

Inside the Centre

The Migratory Birds

Looking out at the Wetlands

Pick up a leaflet about butterflies and head out to the Billai Dagun Circuit.

The boardwalk

This is a two-kilometre boardwalk through some of the wetlands, the casuarina forests, the eucalypts and the salt marshes, which turn a vibrant red.

The salt marshes

As we headed off, we looked at the green carpets which were covering the undergrowth, the creeping vines and the many butterflies that flitted about, too fast in their movements to allow for a quick shot.

The carpets of green

There were many varieties and I was able to identify a large number because of the leaflet which I had picked up.

The types of Butterfly
The types of Butterfly

There is also a hide from where keen birdwatchers can look at the birds coming to the mudflats and sandbanks.

The Bird Hide

Another short walk takes you where you can identify edible plants and even hives of stingless bees which will feast on the pollen when the time is right.

There is plenty of parking and the facilities are excellent. The Environment Centre holds events regularly, including guided walks and yoga in nature
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Why? Interesting centre and area.
When: See website for opening times.
Phone: 07 3403 1490
Where: 31 Paperbark Drive, Boondall, QLD, 4034
Cost: Free.
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Thanks Marina for spreading the word about Boondakk Wetlands
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