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Six Low-Cost Guided Walks at Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens

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by Elaine (subscribe)
Impromptu adventuring, exploring our backyard and then putting pen to paper, hoping to entice you to try one, if not all, of our escapades, is my true reward!
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Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and feel of the bush
Six Low-cost Guided Walks, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens, Our Local Wattles, Spring, blooming of wattles, Acacia, Rare and Threatened Plants, National Threatened Species Day 2021, How to Catch a Duck and other things, hunter gathering food techniques, early Australians, how ducks, fish, yabbies were caught, explore local bushland, search for honey, possums, koalas, Walking with Dinosaurs, focus on plants existed 100 million years ago, age of dinosaurs, choose your walks, dust off cobwebs and mildew, cool September spring mornings, Greg Miller Photography
Low-cost guided walks - Image: author


Friends of Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens are graciously hosting another six low-cost uniquely themed guided walks at the Maroochy Regional Bushland 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.

I. GUIDED WALK: OUR LOCAL WATTLES
Wednesday 1 September, 9.00am to 10.30am
Meet at the entrance to the Arts & Ecology Centre

Cost $5 - Tickets may be purchased online here, via Eventbrite website

Six Low-cost Guided Walks, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens, Our Local Wattles, Spring, blooming of wattles, Acacia, Rare and Threatened Plants, National Threatened Species Day 2021, How to Catch a Duck and other things, hunter gathering food techniques, early Australians, how ducks, fish, yabbies were caught, explore local bushland, search for honey, possums, koalas, Walking with Dinosaurs, focus on plants existed 100 million years ago, age of dinosaurs, choose your walks, dust off cobwebs and mildew, cool September spring mornings, Greg Miller Photography
Herald the onset of Spring and celebrate the blooming of wattles


The first week in September is recognised as the beginning of Spring in the Southern Hemisphere. Australia wide, Spring is celebrated with the blooming of wattles (Acacia) and with more than nine hundred species, is recognised as the largest single group of plants - from forest trees to small shrubs - and, despite the beauty of their flowers, is often overlooked in local landscapes.

Six Low-cost Guided Walks, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens, Our Local Wattles, Spring, blooming of wattles, Acacia, Rare and Threatened Plants, National Threatened Species Day 2021, How to Catch a Duck and other things, hunter gathering food techniques, early Australians, how ducks, fish, yabbies were caught, explore local bushland, search for honey, possums, koalas, Walking with Dinosaurs, focus on plants existed 100 million years ago, age of dinosaurs, choose your walks, dust off cobwebs and mildew, cool September spring mornings, Greg Miller Photography
More than 900 hundred species of wattles in Australia


Join the local Wattles guided walk to discover some of the most common Sunshine Coast species and to learn more about wattles in our landscapes and the signifcance in our lives.

II. GUIDED WALK: RARE AND THREATENED PLANTS
Tuesday 7 September, 9.00am to 10.30am
Meet at the entrance to the Arts & Ecology Centre

Cost $5 - Tickets may be purchased online here, via Eventbrite website

Six Low-cost Guided Walks, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens, Our Local Wattles, Spring, blooming of wattles, Acacia, Rare and Threatened Plants, National Threatened Species Day 2021, How to Catch a Duck and other things, hunter gathering food techniques, early Australians, how ducks, fish, yabbies were caught, explore local bushland, search for honey, possums, koalas, Walking with Dinosaurs, focus on plants existed 100 million years ago, age of dinosaurs, choose your walks, dust off cobwebs and mildew, cool September spring mornings, Greg Miller Photography
'Now you see me, now you don't!"


'Now you see me, now you don't!'
On National Threatened Species Day 2021, walkers are invited to join this guided walk to view and learn about species that are not well known, are too seldom grown and therefore need their stories to be told.

Six Low-cost Guided Walks, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens, Our Local Wattles, Spring, blooming of wattles, Acacia, Rare and Threatened Plants, National Threatened Species Day 2021, How to Catch a Duck and other things, hunter gathering food techniques, early Australians, how ducks, fish, yabbies were caught, explore local bushland, search for honey, possums, koalas, Walking with Dinosaurs, focus on plants existed 100 million years ago, age of dinosaurs, choose your walks, dust off cobwebs and mildew, cool September spring mornings, Greg Miller Photography
Many rare and threatened plant species are protected at the Botanic Gardens


The Sunshine Coast region has more than forty plant species listed as rare or threatened, many of which are actually protected and living at the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens.

III. FOREST BATHING NATURE WALK
Sunday 19 September, 9.00am to 11.00am
Meet at the entrance to the Arts & Ecology Centre
Cost $15 - Tickets may be purchased online here, via Eventbrite website


Forest bathing is the latest trend for boosting health and well-being of those who live their lives in stressful cities and crowded suburbs, where they rarely have an opportunity to glimpse the natural world.

Six Low-cost Guided Walks, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens, Our Local Wattles, Spring, blooming of wattles, Acacia, Rare and Threatened Plants, National Threatened Species Day 2021, How to Catch a Duck and other things, hunter gathering food techniques, early Australians, how ducks, fish, yabbies were caught, explore local bushland, search for honey, possums, koalas, Walking with Dinosaurs, focus on plants existed 100 million years ago, age of dinosaurs, choose your walks, dust off cobwebs and mildew, cool September spring mornings, Greg Miller Photography
Immerse yourself in the forest ... Image: www.eventbrite.com.au


The Sunshine Coast lifestyle provides plenty of opportunity to be out and about in nature, but are we always aware of how interconnected we are to the non-human world?

Sara Aiken will lead walkers on a wander through the Gardens. Utilising gentle invitations, Sara will help walkers to experience nature in a refreshing and rejuvenating way.
This event is ideal for walkers aged 16 and older.

Please Note: Forest bathing does not involve getting wet, it's not that sort of bathing.

IV. GUIDED WALK: 'HOW TO CATCH A DUCK' AND OTHER THINGS
Thursday, 23 September, 10.00am to 11.00am
Meet at the entrance to the Arts & Ecology Centre

Cost $5 - Tickets may be purchased online here, via Eventbrite website

'How to catch a duck' and other things is promising a fun outing for the whole family during the school holidays. Hear about the 'hunter gathering' food techniques of early Australians and how ducks, fish and yabbies were caught. Explore the local bushland in search of honey, possums and koalas - living in the Australian bush requires great skills!

Six Low-cost Guided Walks, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens, Our Local Wattles, Spring, blooming of wattles, Acacia, Rare and Threatened Plants, National Threatened Species Day 2021, How to Catch a Duck and other things, hunter gathering food techniques, early Australians, how ducks, fish, yabbies were caught, explore local bushland, search for honey, possums, koalas, Walking with Dinosaurs, focus on plants existed 100 million years ago, age of dinosaurs, choose your walks, dust off cobwebs and mildew, cool September spring mornings, Greg Miller Photography
Living in the Australian bush requires great skills ...


The Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens provides many clues to adventurers on the hunt for Mother Nature's wonderful creatures.

V. GUIDED WALK: 'WALKING WITH DINOSAURS', A GUIDED WALK ON PLANT LIFE BEFORE FLOWERS
Saturday 2 October, 9.30am to 11.00am
Meet at the entrance to the Arts & Ecology Centre

Cost $5 - Tickets may be purchased online here, via Eventbrite website

Imagine 200 million years ago when dinosaurs roamed the earth and plant life and land masses must have looked very different to what we see today!

Six Low-cost Guided Walks, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens, Our Local Wattles, Spring, blooming of wattles, Acacia, Rare and Threatened Plants, National Threatened Species Day 2021, How to Catch a Duck and other things, hunter gathering food techniques, early Australians, how ducks, fish, yabbies were caught, explore local bushland, search for honey, possums, koalas, Walking with Dinosaurs, focus on plants existed 100 million years ago, age of dinosaurs, choose your walks, dust off cobwebs and mildew, cool September spring mornings, Greg Miller Photography
Take a walk and focus on types of plants that existed millions of years ago


Take a leisurely walk with one of the Botanical Gardens knowledgeable guides, who will focus on the types of plants that existed millions of years ago, during the age of the dinosaurs and before flowering plants even existed.

VI. FOREST BATHING NATURE WALK
Sunday 10 October, 9.00am to 11.00am
Meet at the entrance to the Arts & Ecology Centre
Cost $55 - Tickets may be purchased online here, via Eventbrite website


Immerse yourself in the sight, sound and feel of the forest.
Please see (III) above for additional information.



Choose your walks, dust off the cobwebs (and in tropical Queensland, the mildew) on your walking shoes and fill your water bottle - nothing quite beats the feeling of being out in nature during cool Spring mornings.

Six Low-cost Guided Walks, Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens, Our Local Wattles, Spring, blooming of wattles, Acacia, Rare and Threatened Plants, National Threatened Species Day 2021, How to Catch a Duck and other things, hunter gathering food techniques, early Australians, how ducks, fish, yabbies were caught, explore local bushland, search for honey, possums, koalas, Walking with Dinosaurs, focus on plants existed 100 million years ago, age of dinosaurs, choose your walks, dust off cobwebs and mildew, cool September spring mornings, Greg Miller Photography
Meet at the entrance to the Arts & Ecology Centre for all walks - Image: author


Images courtesy of Greg Miller Photography via www.eventbrite.com.au unless otherwise indicated
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Why? To get back in touch with Mother Nature
When: Various dates throughout September and October
Phone: Email: friendsofmrbbg@gmail.com
Where: Off Palm Creek Road, Tanawha, Sunshine Coast, via Tanawha Tourist Drive
Cost: Starting at $5 per person
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thanks for sharing Elaine
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thanks for sharing Elaine
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