Join Kawana Forest Residents Association on a stroll


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Sunshine Coast Spring Wildflower Festival

18 August to 3 September 2011
Bookings open 25 July 2011
Enjoy free guided walks, talks, exhibits and workshops.

Ongoing Display during the Festival from 14 August
Display at Noosa Regional Library – Designs featuring native  ora, scrapbooks, photographs and an opportunity to learn how to use the www.noosasnativeplants.com.au website.

Bookings are essential, as spaces are limited and no additional participants can be catered for on these walks.
Find an activity that interests you.
Check the date, time and location of the activity.
Call the listed number for the activity to make your booking (or cancellation).

What to bring
Avoid being disappointed if you attend in unsuitable attire and are not able to participate on your walk. When enjoying the outdoors it’s important to be prepared so we recommend you:
– Wear comfortable protective clothing;
– Slop on some sunscreen;
– Slap on a hat;
– Wear closed in footwear suitable for your activity;
– Most trails are soft sand so care and a reasonable level of  tness will be required;
– Pack wet weather gear in case it rains;
– Carry a torch for night time activities;
– Bring a bottle of water and a snack;
– Bring your binoculars for bird watching activities;
– Many Wallum areas are often waterlogged, so if you have gum boots, bring them along; and
– Don’t forget the camera.
For general enquiries phone Council on (07) 5475 7272


Sunday 28 August
Kawana Forest, Caloundra 12.00 – 1.30pm


Join Kawana Forest Residents Association on a stroll through this remnant ecosystem once wide spread across the Sunshine Coast. Groves of Piccabeen palm grow in the protected paperbark and eucalypt forest and numerous climbing ferns climb towards the canopy.
Online Bookings & Information: www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au >Events Calendar >What’s on Calendar

Monday 29 August
Ben Bennett Bushland Park
Caloundra 9.00 – 10.30am

Take a walk through the reserve with members of the new Friends of Ben Bennett group. Learn about the history and plants of the reserve from volunteers involved with protecting this special green hub in Caloundra. A larger diversity in vegetation ecosystems and plant species will be identi ed during this walk with the heath understorey providing a vibrant splash of colour amongst the paperbark trunks. \
Online Bookings & Information: www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au >Events Calendar >What’s on Calendar

Tuesday 30 August
Ewen Maddock artifcial wetlands
Landsborough 9.00 – 11.00am

Surrounding this dam are a number of vegetation communities including an artificial wetland area on the eastern shoreline. Join us on a walk through the wetland to the lake to see the wild flowers and aquatic plants of this area.
Bookings & Information: Wildlife Preservation Society Ph: (07) 5444 2707

Wednesday 31 August
A different perspective to heath wild flowers
Mt Beerburrum 9.30 – 11.00am

Visit woodland wild flowers adjoining the historic cemetery on Mt. Beerburrum’s lower north-eastern slopes. Members of the Wallum Study Group and DERM Ranger Rowena Thomas will be your guides.
Online Bookings & Information: www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au >Events Calendar >What’s on Calendar

Thursday 1 September
Introductory wild flower short walks
Mt Emu 9.00 – 10.30am

A range of walks around Mt Emu are the perfect introduction to our amazing wild flowers. Wander through the wallum lowlands and explore the Eucalyptus bancroftii, Allocasuarina emuina and other wild flowers bursting into a patchwork of colour.
Online Bookings & Information: www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au >Events Calendar >What’s on Calendar

Friday 2 September
Wallum colour diversity
Peregian Beach 9.00 – 10.30am

Join Barbara Henderson and Betty Sykes for an interesting walk along the lower slope of the westfacing dune between dune and swamp vegetation communities. Several plant communities provide a colourful diversity of Wallum wild flowers. Known habitat of the rare Ground Parrot, unseen and silent by day.
Online Bookings & Information: www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au >Events Calendar >What’s on Calendar

Saturday 3 September
Currimundi Lake (KathleenMcArthur) Conservation Park
Annual Wild flower Walk 9.00 – 11.00am

Experience the wonders of Currimundi Lake (Kathleen McArthur) Conservation Park. Walk through this wild flower reserve protected through the e orts of Kathleen McArthur and the Wildlife Preservation Society, Sunshine Coast. Group members will guide this walk along the fire trails in the reserve to see what fascinating plants we can discover.
Bookings & Information: Wildlife Preservation Society Ph: (07) 5444 2707

16 & 17 August
Discovering the Wild Flowers
Rainbow Beach & Tin Can Bay 10.45am

Two days of wild Flowers in the Rainbow Beach area.
Book your own accommodation to stay overnight.
Day 1 – 10.45am Meeting at the Wilderness Trail carpark on the Rainbow Beach Rd for a 1.5 – 2 hour guided walk. Lunch at Rainbow Beach before taking a 3.00pm walk on the Carlo Sandblow to explore the northern end of the Cooloola Great Walk.

Day 2 – Meet at Mullins picnic area at 9.00am to enjoy the shorebirds at the foreshore saltmarsh.
After lunch travel to Bayside Road, Cooloola Cove to take a wallum walk with Cooloola Coastcare volunteers to discover the wild flowers of this area.
Additional information and maps will be provided at time of booking.
Bookings & Information: admin@cooloolacoastcare.org.au Ph/txt: 0417 554 905

21 August
Wonders of the Wallum
Bribie Island 8.00am to Noon

Members of the Bribie Island Environome visitors to join our annual “Wonders of the Wallum” walk. Enjoy a guided walk with local wild flower enthusiasts.mental Protection Association welc
Bring hat, sunscreen, cameras, walking shoes and refreshments.
Meet: Hornsby Road (behind Woolworths Shopping Mall)
Bribie Island
Bookings & Information: Diane – Ph: (07) 3410 0757 www.biepa.org

Thursday 18 August
Mt Tinbeerwah
Tewantin National Park 9.00 – 11.00am

Enjoy and explore the wild flowers among the montane vegetation and nearby woodlands close to the summit of Mt. Tinbeerwah with Stephanie Haslam from Noosa Integrated Catchment Assn.
and Bob Tooth from Noosa Parks Assn. Botany group. Take the opportunity to discover the Noosa region in every direction from this easily accessible vantage point.
Online Bookings & Information: www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au >Events Calendar >What’s on Calendar

Friday 19 August
Tewantin National Park
Wooroi Picnic area 10.00am - 12.00pm

Investigate the spring flowers, ferns and aplms flourishing under the eucalypts of the Tewantin National Park with Sonia MacDonald and Joan Heavey of the Noosa Parks Association's Botany Group.
Online Booking and Information  www.sunmshinecoast.qld.gov.au >Events Calendar >What’s on Calendar


Saturday 20 August
Mt Coolum National Park
Marcoola From 2.00pm

Tip toe through open wallum heath and bushland ablaze with yellow, to the accompaniment of frog and bird calls with Coolum District Coast Care volunteers.
Online Bookings & Information:  www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au >Events Calendar >What’s on Calendar

Sunday 21 August
A Splendid Surprise just west of the Airport
Marcoola From 2.00pm
 
Coolum District Coast Care volunteers invite you to witness for yourself the “Edge E ect” and then the splendour of thriving Wallum just behind the industrial estate.
Online Bookings & Information: www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au >Events Calendar >What’s on Calendar
 

Monday 22 August
Expansive views of wild flowers
Marcus High Dunes annual walk 9.00 – 11.30am

Take a walk full of colour and interest through the wet and dry heathland of Marcus High Dunes with Noosa Parks Assoc. representatives Shirley Williamson and Janet Whish-Wilson and a DERM Ranger Rowena Thomas.
Online Bookings & Information: www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au >Events Calendar >What’s on Calendar
 

Tuesday 23 August
Mooloolah River National Park
Wild flower Walk 9.00 – 10.30am

Take a journey through the wild flowers with a DERM ranger Cheryl Thomson and other guides. The colour, the close-ups – be amazed at this stunning explosion of nature at its best.
Online Bookings & Information: www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au >Events Calendar >What’s on Calendar


Wednesday 24 August
Noosa National Park, Headland section
Parkedge Road 9.00 – 11.00am

Join Stephanie Haslam from NICA and Bob Tooth of Noosa Parks Assn. to explore the forest and coastal heathland vegetation of Noosa National Park’s headland section, accessed from Parkedge  road. Many wild flowers bloom in the Wallum at this time of the year.
Online Bookings & Information: www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au >Events Calendar >What’s on Calendar

Thursday 25 August
Arthur Harrold Nature Refuge
Noosa North Shore 9.00 – 11.00am

This Nature Refuge is a Sunshine Coast Council bushland reserve featuring a variety of vegetation types. Join Dave Burrows who will guide you on a leisurely two hour stroll to explore this variety of ecosystems. There is a cost to take a vehicle across the river on the ferry.
Online Bookings & Information: www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au >Events Calendar >What’s on Calendar

Thursday 25 August
Spring in the Noosa Biosphere – promoting our natural assets 2.00pm
Talk by Stephanie Haslam author of Noosa’s Native Plants book and www.noosasnativeplants.com.au website.
Bookings & Information: www.library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au or any Sunshine Coast library

Friday 26 August
Frank McIvor Wildlife Reserve
Caloundra 1.00 – 3.00pm

Take a stroll through this valuable pocket of wallum on the banks of Currimundi Lake to discover the hidden wild flower treasures of this tiny reserve.
Friends of Currimundi Lake conservation volunteers will outline the value of this reserve and the work they are doing here to restore the ecosystem.
Online Bookings & Information: www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au >Events Calendar >What’s on Calendar
 

Saturday 27 August
Lilac Park, Creekside
Caloundra 9.00 – 10.30am

We will wind our way through Lilac Park along the paths that border Currimundi Lake and Creek, to look at the variety of native wild flowers and coastal vegetation. The circuit walk with Currimundi Catchment Care Group members will take just over an hour, arriving back at Neighbourhood Park by 10.30am.
Online Bookings & Information: www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au >Events Calendar >What’s on Calendar

Saturday 27 August
Kawana Forest
Caloundra 12.00 – 1.30pm

Join Kawana Forest Residents Association on a stroll through this remnant ecosystem once wide spread across the Sunshine Coast. Groves of Piccabeen palm grow in the protected paperbark and eucalypt forest and numerous climbing ferns climb towards the canopy.
Online Bookings & Information: www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au >Events Calendar >What’s on Calendar


Sunday 28 August
Coolum beach west 8.00 – 10.00am

Coolum Area Parks Society invites you to take a casual walk through the wallum wild flowers in the southern extent of the Noosa National Park. A single walking track leads the way north-west into wild flower country. Enjoy this walk with wild flower enthusiasts amongst a mosaic of brilliant colour and spring foliage.
Bookings & Information: Coolum Area Parks Society Ph: (07) 5446 1635

Sunshine Coast Regional Council :
Locked Bag 72 Sunshine Coast Mail Centre Q 4560, Sunshine Coast Wide
07 5475 7272
1300 007 272
Sunshine Coast Regional Council

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Kawana Forest, Caloundra




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