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Four Unique Guided Walks in June at the Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens

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Slow down and immerse yourself in nature
Four unique guided walks, June, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens, themed, low cost, an hour, comfortable shoes, sunscreen, hat, water bottle, Conserving our Unique Australian Bush, Arts & Ecology Centre, Aussie bush, Morning Bird Walk with Ken Cross, feathered friends, experienced birder, field guide, binoculars, Exhibition Space, Walking whilst Drawing Sensory Walk, immerse sounds of nature, watercolour artist, Libby Derham, Trees for Change guided walk, World Environment Day Festival, Wetland Events, Coastal Events
Unique guided walks - Image: author


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
Saturday 5 June at 10.00am to 11.30am
Meet at the entrance to the Arts & Ecology Centre
Cost $5 - Tickets may be purchased online here, via the Eventbrite website


Four unique guided walks, June, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens, themed, low cost, an hour, comfortable shoes, sunscreen, hat, water bottle, Conserving our Unique Australian Bush, Arts & Ecology Centre, Aussie bush, Morning Bird Walk with Ken Cross, feathered friends, experienced birder, field guide, binoculars, Exhibition Space, Walking whilst Drawing Sensory Walk, immerse sounds of nature, watercolour artist, Libby Derham, Trees for Change guided walk, World Environment Day Festival, Wetland Events, Coastal Events
Take a walk on the wild side! Image: www.eventbrite.com.au


World Environment Day provides the perfect time to enjoy a guided walk through the Aussie bush at the Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens.

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.

MORNING BIRD WALK WITH KEN CROSS
Saturday 12 June, 7.30am to 9.30am
Meet at the entrance to the Arts & Ecology Centre
Cost $12 - Tickets may be purchased online here, via the Eventbrite website


Four unique guided walks, June, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens, themed, low cost, an hour, comfortable shoes, sunscreen, hat, water bottle, Conserving our Unique Australian Bush, Arts & Ecology Centre, Aussie bush, Morning Bird Walk with Ken Cross, feathered friends, experienced birder, field guide, binoculars, Exhibition Space, Walking whilst Drawing Sensory Walk, immerse sounds of nature, watercolour artist, Libby Derham, Trees for Change guided walk, World Environment Day Festival, Wetland Events, Coastal Events
Variegated Fairy Wrens at the Gardens by Greg Miller Photography via www.eventbrite.com.au


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.

'WALKING WHILST DRAWING' SENSORY WALK
Sunday 13 June, 10.00am to 11.30am
Meet in the Exhibition Space of the Arts & Ecology Centre
Cost $12 - Tickets may be purchased online here, via the Eventbrite website


Four unique guided walks, June, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens, themed, low cost, an hour, comfortable shoes, sunscreen, hat, water bottle, Conserving our Unique Australian Bush, Arts & Ecology Centre, Aussie bush, Morning Bird Walk with Ken Cross, feathered friends, experienced birder, field guide, binoculars, Exhibition Space, Walking whilst Drawing Sensory Walk, immerse sounds of nature, watercolour artist, Libby Derham, Trees for Change guided walk, World Environment Day Festival, Wetland Events, Coastal Events
Slow down and immerse yourself in the sounds of nature - Image: www.eventbrite.com.au


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.

'TREES FOR CHANGE' GUIDED WALK
Tuesday 15 June, 10.00am to 11.00am
Meet in the Exhibition Space of the Arts & Ecology Centre
Cost $5 - Tickets may be purchased online here, via the Eventbrite website


Four unique guided walks, June, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens, themed, low cost, an hour, comfortable shoes, sunscreen, hat, water bottle, Conserving our Unique Australian Bush, Arts & Ecology Centre, Aussie bush, Morning Bird Walk with Ken Cross, feathered friends, experienced birder, field guide, binoculars, Exhibition Space, Walking whilst Drawing Sensory Walk, immerse sounds of nature, watercolour artist, Libby Derham, Trees for Change guided walk, World Environment Day Festival, Wetland Events, Coastal Events
If you could choose just ONE tree for your garden, what would it be? Image: www.eventbrite.com.au


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.

Four unique guided walks, June, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens, themed, low cost, an hour, comfortable shoes, sunscreen, hat, water bottle, Conserving our Unique Australian Bush, Arts & Ecology Centre, Aussie bush, Morning Bird Walk with Ken Cross, feathered friends, experienced birder, field guide, binoculars, Exhibition Space, Walking whilst Drawing Sensory Walk, immerse sounds of nature, watercolour artist, Libby Derham, Trees for Change guided walk, World Environment Day Festival, Wetland Events, Coastal Events
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.

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Why? For conservation, birds, sensory and trees
When: Saturday 5 June, 10.00am to 11.30am; Saturday 12 June, 7.30am to 9.30am; Sunday 13 June, 10.00am to 11.30am; Tuesday 15 June, 10.00am to 11.00am
Where: Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens, Palm Creek Road, Tanawha, QLD 4556
Cost: From $5 to $12 per person
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I'm always amazed at how well these walks are maintained...
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