Botanic Gardens Beautiful Walk

Botanic Gardens Beautiful Walk

Sunday 27 September 2015

3pm - 5pm

Meeting at the South Sea Islander Hut to start the walk
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Our September Beautiful Walk takes you to a fantastic natural setting right in the heart of Mackay. The regional botanic garden was opened in 2003 but there has been an interest in establishing a botanic resource there for well over a century. Around 20 years ago members of the Mackay Branch of the Society for Growing Australian Plants began planting local species alongside the new rail line. This section is now the most well established part of the garden. We'll undertake a two hour walk looking at the diverse habitats recreated in this garden.

Among the things you'll see are these Tiger Butterflies (pictured) that migrate all the way from Eungella out to the Barrier Reef islands and down as far as Brisbane over several generations. Another is the Tree Omphalea, a species endemic to only three widely dispersed locations around central Queensland. It provides food for the Zodiac Moth. In the lagoon you're also likely to see many waterbirds including egrets and spoonbills.  

The walk is very easy and suitable for people of all ages.

WHEN
September 27, 2015 at 3pm - 5pm
WHERE
Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens
Lagoon St
Mackay, Qld 4740
Australia
Google map and directions
CONTACT
Peter McCallum · · 0402 966 560
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Sandra Bartlem
Susan Dickins
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Jacki Wirth
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Daryl Barnes
Moira Williamd
Deborah Muscat - Hixon
Mereki Wirth

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