Wildflower Festival tours rescheduled


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Tuesday 11 September 2007  News in brief
 
Wildflower Festival tours rescheduled
 
For your chance for an up close look at the beauty of our local environment, don't miss free tours of two of the City's environmental hotspots, the Ben Bennett Botanical Park and Hardie Buzzacott Reserve next week.
 
The free guided tours were originally scheduled as part of the Coast's annual Wildflower Festival (17 August - 1 September), however recent wet weather saw the cancellation of a number of activities.
 
Check out Ben Bennett after dark with a special night tour next Wednesday 19 September from 7pm, or earlier in the day at 1pm.  There will also be guided tour of the Hardie Buzzacott Reserve at 10am.
 
To book, or for more information, contact Council's Customer Service on ph 5420 8200.
 
 

Wildflower walks will be among the many activities on offer as part of the Wildflower Festival events.
 
Festival activities will include:
 
    * guided wildflower walks through Caloundra sites such as Ben Bennett Botanical Park, Ewen Maddock Reserve, Hardie Buzzacott Wildflower Reserve
    * gardening workshops
    * botanical demonstrations
    * bird watching
    * number of conservation-related painting and book displays across the Coast
    * bushland care site tours
 
One of the main aims of the festival is to raise public awareness of local natural vegetation communities and use of local native plants across the Sunshine Coast.
 
To get involved, see the full festival program below. Call the listed number for the activity to make your booking for events that interest you. Bookings are essential, as spaces are limited.
 
 
The Sunshine Coast Wildflower Festival will include guided wildflower walks through Caloundra sites such as Ben Bennett Botanical Park, Ewen Maddock Reserve and Hardie Buzzacott Wildflower Reserve, as well as additional walks, gardening workshops, botanical demonstrations, bird watching and a number of conservation related painting and book displays across the Coast.
 
Bushland care site tours, along with talks from a range of experts covering such topics as planting, landscaping and weeding strategies, are also planned.
 
Sunshine Coast Wildflower Festival Friday 17 August - Sunday 2 September 2007
 

Wednesday 15 August 2007  Wildflower festival heralds arrival of Spring
 
Celebrate the launch of the annual Spring Wildflower Festival with its launch on Friday 17 August from 2.30pm at the Kathleen McArthur Conservation Park, Coongarra Esplanade, Wurtulla.
 
In a fitting tribute to the glorious weather, don't miss the launch of the annual Spring Wildflower Festival, which kicks off this week with a special event at Kathleen McArthur Conservation Park. 
 
Caloundra City Mayor Don Aldous said Caloundra City will host the launch of the Festival at Kathleen McArthur Conservation Park on Friday.
 
"The Conservation Park boasts a beautiful collection of coastal wildflowers, and provides the perfect setting to launch this celebration of the flora of our local environment" Cr Aldous said.
 
Cr Aldous said residents and visitors have the opportunity to enjoy free guided walks, talks, exhibitions and workshops as part of the Wildflower Festival, which runs until 1 September.
 
Local highlights of the Festival program, which extends from Caloundra to Noosa, include tours of Ben Bennett Botanical Park, Hardie Buzzacott Wildflower Reserve, Kawana Forest and Ewen Maddock Reserve.
 
For a copy of the program, which includes details for more than 30 different activities and exhibitions, visit Council's website at www.caloundra.qld.gov.au
 

1 August 2007  Coast in bloom for wildflower festival
 
It might officially still be winter, but spring blooms early on the Sunshine Coast, with an impressive display of wildflowers on show as part of the annual Spring Wildflower Festival set to kick off later this month.
 
Caloundra City Mayor Don Aldous said residents and visitors have the opportunity to enjoy free guided walks, talks, exhibitions and workshops as part of the annual event, which runs from 17 August to 1 September.
 
"This year Caloundra City will host the launch of the Festival at Kathleen McArthur Conservation Park on Friday 17 August, which boasts a beautiful collection of coastal wildflowers," Cr Aldous said.
 
Cr Aldous said the festival is an opportunity to explore and experience the diversity of native flowering plants found in the remnant ecosystems of the Coast.
 
"Many people would be surprised by the wealth of native flora we can boast right here in our back yard," Cr Aldous said.
 
"The City is home to a number of ecologically significant natural conservation areas that are home to an equally impressive collection of native species, and the Festival is the perfect opportunity to get out and explore the local area and celebrate the Coast's natural beauty."
 
Local highlights of the Festival program, which extends from Caloundra to Noosa, include tours of Ben Bennett Botanical Park, Hardie Buzzacott Wildflower Reserve, Kawana Forest and Ewen Maddock Reserve.
 
For a copy of the program, which includes details for more than 30 different activities and exhibitions, visit Council's website at www.caloundra.qld.gov.au.
 
Bookings for activities in Caloundra City can be made by contacting Council's  Customer Service Centre on 5420 8200.
 
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