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Wildflower Festival 2016

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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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You’ll have a blooming good time
As Spring starts showing her pretty little nose, the Sunshine Coast's wildflowers are always keen to welcome this greatly-anticipated time of the year, by flaunting their absolute natural beauty across the Coast.

Wildflower Festival, spring has sprung, educational walks, learn to take wildflower photos, fun for the family, free
Spring has sprung! Photo courtesy of Eugene Zelenko en.wikipedia.org


The Wildflower Festival offers free guided walks and activities over a two week period, commencing 21 August to 3 September 2016, enabling locals as well as visitors to the Sunshine Coast to appreciate all the natural wonders this area has to offer.

Wildflower Festival, spring has sprung, educational walks, learn to take wildflower photos, fun for the family, free
Flannel flowers Photo courtesy of Cas Liber en.wikipedia.org



The program is really diverse and all activities are planned for the mornings, with one afternoon walk at Marcoola. There is absolutely something for everyone, here's just a sampler:-

Wildflower Festival, spring has sprung, educational walks, learn to take wildflower photos, fun for the family, free
Australian Blue-Banded Bee Photo courtesy of Louise Docker en.wikipedia.org


Noosa National Park Headland section wildflower walk where the Noosa Integrated Catchment Association will introduce you to the wildflowers and different vegetation communities;

or perhaps you'd prefer to:-

join Coolum and North Shore Coast Care's family focused program for learning about wildflowers, weeds and even how to take photos. Children's games, creative activities and encouraging children to observe and take wildflower photos; or

Mooloolah River National Park Wildflower walk, which explores the wildflowers with QPWS rangers; bring your camera to learn some new techniques of taking a great photo or just enjoy the scenic walk.

Wildflower Festival, spring has sprung, educational walks, learn to take wildflower photos, fun for the family, free
You'll have a blooming good time! Photo courtesy of Bjørn Christian Tørrissen en.wikipedia.org


The Wildflower Festival is supported by Wildlife Queensland, Wildlife Queensland - Sunshine Coast & Hinterland Branch, Friends of Lake Weyba, Currimundi Catchment Care Group (Authorised page), Coolum District Coast Care Group, Noosa Integrated Catchment Association, B.I.E.P.A. - Bribie Island Environmental Protection Assoc Inc., ANPSA - Wallum & Coastal Heathland Study Group, Bunya Bunya Country Aboriginal Corporation, Friends of Ben Bennett Bushland Park, Keith Royal Park community volunteers, Noosa Parks Association Botany Group, Queensland National Parks

Wildflower Festival, spring has sprung, educational walks, learn to take wildflower photos, fun for the family, free
Wildflower Festival Programme Photo courtesy of Sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au


Bookings are essential as places are limited. For a full copy of the Wildflower Festival programme and to book, please visit here.
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Why? It's free, educational fun!
When: 21 August to 3 September 2016
Where: See programme on www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au for various locations
Cost: It's free!!
Your Comment
Do you have dates for the festival in 2017? Our Gold Coast Australian Plants group would like to add it to our calendar.
Lynette Reilly
by lrrei (score: 0|5) 763 days ago
There's some interesting activities to appeal to gardeners, photographers or families. Sounds like a great festival.
by Jenny Rossiter (score: 3|4061) 946 days ago
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