Thursday, April 6, 2006 Enjoy an Easter wildlife 'walkabout'!
Get outdoors this Easter and enjoy a guided tour of the spectacular Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve.
Mary Cairncross, on Mountain View Road at Maleny, is a haven for special wildlife like the endangered Coxens fig parrot and flora such as the Yellow Carabeen and fig trees.
Caloundra City Mayor Don Aldous said visitors should take advantage of an opportunity to be guided through the reserve by an expert.
"Naturalist Gail Hill is a wonderful guide who loves to take visitors to the reserve on a journey of discovery," Cr Aldous said.
"Over the Easter period, Gail will be on hand to explain things like the mating strategies of the 'new-age' Australian brush turkey, why pademelon thump their feet, the engineering ability of the trapdoor spider and why the various bird species build such different nests in the rainforest."
Early morning walks will be held on Sunday, April 16 and Monday, April 17 at 7am, starting in the carpark.
Afternoon walks are planned for Saturday, April 15 and Monday, April 17 at 3pm, also starting in the carpark.
The cost is $18 per person and bookings are essential, so phone (07) 5442 7274 or 0408 154 336.
Walkers are advised to bring binoculars, a water bottle, a lightweight folding stool and insect repellent.
Contact Caloundra City Council on:
Phone 1300 650 112 (local), (07) 5420 8200 (outside the Sunshine Coast) or +61 7 5420 8200 (international)
Post: PO Box 117 Caloundra 4551 Qld Australia
In person: Omrah Ave, Caloundra, Qld, Australia
Mary Cairncross, Mountain View Road, Maleny, Not Assigned
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