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Free Nocturnal Spotlighting Tours

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Watch the bush come alive at night
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Possum family out for an adventure


How many nocturnal creatures can you name? Fancy a little wander through the bush by night? The Australian bush comes alive after dark and a free nocturnal tour is the best way to become familiar with our unique wildlife right in their home habitat. In fact, I was amazed to learn that 70% of our wildlife is nocturnal, so that shows how much we miss out on by staying indoors at night.

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Possum box @ Downfall Creek Senses Trail


Every month, Brisbane-ites are invited to join environment centre rangers on a night time native animal-spotting adventure. Brisbane City Council's Active Parks Program has teamed up with Boondall Creek Environment Centre and Downfall Creek Bushland Centre to present this ongoing monthly series.

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You might spot a Tawny Frogmouth on your tour


The free walking tour follows designated tracks through the local bushland, covering about two kilometers. Parts of the track are unpaved, so wheel chair and pram access are limited. Children are welcome, however they MUST be accompanied by an adult. Brisbane City Council recommends wearing comfortable enclosed shoes, clothing suitable for bushwalking and weather conditions, bring a torch/head torch and insect repellent. Bookings are essential as tour numbers are limited. Phone Brisbane City Council on 3403 8888.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

Friday, October 26th, 2012, 6-8pm - Downfall Creek Bushland Centre

Friday, November 30th, 2012, 6-8pm - Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre

Friday, December 14th, 2012, 6-8pm - Downfall Creek Bushland Centre

Friday, January 18th, 2013, 6-8pm - Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre

Friday, February 22nd, 2013, 6-8pm - Downfall Creek Bushland Centre

Friday, March 22nd, 2013, 6-8pm - Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre
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Why? Learn about our nocturnal friends
When: Friday, October 26th - Friday, March 22nd, 2013
Phone: 3403 8888
Where: 815 Rode Rd, Chermside West
Cost: Free
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