Friends of Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens have introduced uniquely themed guided walks at the Botanic Gardens. These very reasonably priced walks will take between an hour to two hours. It is recommended that walkers wear comfortable shoes, sunscreen, a hat and to bring their own water bottle. GUIDED WALK: CONSERVING OUR UNIQUE AUSTRALIAN BUSH
Your well-informed guide has so much to share with you about how and why eucalypti-dominant sclerophyll forests evolved and why they need to be conserved. After an hour or so of learning interesting facts and seeing some fascinating sights, walkers will never look at the unique Aussie bush in quite the same way again.
The Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens come alive with the sound of early morning bird calls and if walkers are especially quiet, you will be able to see many of our local feathered friends, flitting in and out of the bush. With more than one hundred different species having been recorded in the Botanic Gardens, learning to identify the birds that you see, is challenging as well as rewarding.
Ken Cross, an experienced Sunshine Coast birder, will guide walkers on this introductory morning bird walk. Walkers will investigate likely bird habitats throughout the Botanic Gardens, using sight and sound to identify as many species as possible.
What to bring? Binoculars and a field guide are handy accessories, should you be lucky enough to have some at hand, as well as comfy shoes, sunscreen and a hat.
Learn to slow down and immerse yourself in the sights, the sounds and the scents of the bush, whilst creating a personal record of your journey on a mark-making scroll.
Watercolour artist, Libby Derham, will take walkers on the immersive 'Walking whilst Drawing' sensory walk through the Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens. After the walk, Libby will share how she turns these scrolls into contemporary watercolour works of art.
Nature creatives will also enjoy the opportunity to visit Libby's Open Studio that is being held in the Arts & Ecology Centre from the 10th to the 17th June. All materials will be supplied for the workshop.
If you only had space in your garden to plant one tree, what tree would you choose? A tree for shade; a tree that would give you fruit for jam, a tree that the local birdlife and fauna would love or a tree that would be an inspiration for artworks?
On the Trees for Change Guided Walk, walkers will learn about local species of trees ideal for use in the garden to improve natural, social and personal environments. Discover the importance of trees in nature and how by making little changes, we can naturally make a big impact on our environment.
Discover the importance of trees in nature - Image: author
The Trees for Change Guided Walk is being held during the World Environment Day Festival.
For more World Environment Day Festival events - Wetland Events and Coastal Events - please follow the relevant highlighted links.
Choose your walk, don your walking shoes and fill your water bottle - nothing beats being out in nature during the cooler winter mornings.