Welcome to Lucy's collection of ideas and adventures designed to inspire others to get off the couch and explore our local environment.
Published August 12th 2012
Great opportunity to spot migratory shorebirds from Siberia
Special boardwalks mark the walkways
Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre is the ideal place to begin to understand the unique wetland ecosystem which is so very close to Brisbane, on the edge of Moreton Bay. Every Saturday and Sunday from 9:30am-11:30am, visitors are welcome to join the free guided tours and learn all about the local flora and fauna.
The tour is the ideal introduction to Boondall Wetlands Reserve and is a great educational experience for all ages. There is also an interactive display which helps you identify different species and habitats found within the wetlands environment.
You might be lucky enough to spot a migratory bird
Boondall Wetlands includes 1000 hectares of tidal flats, mangroves, salt marshes, Melaleuca wetlands, grasslands, open forests and woodlands. Every September to March, these habitats become home to large numbers of migrating shore birds, some of which have flown all the way from Siberia, using the East Asian- Australasian Flyway (that's 13 000 kms).
Canoes are the ideal way to explore the wetlands - a canoe launch is located at Nudgee Beach Reserve
Bird hides are dotted throughout Boondall Wetlands Reserve, providing the opportunity to spy on the wildlife without disturbing them. So bring along your binoculars and you might be lucky enough to spot some rare feathered friends, such as kestrels, whimbrels, sandpipers or kingfishers. Grab a checklist from the Environment Centre and see how many you can see.