Shoal Point - Low Tide Beautiful Walk

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Shoal Point

Low Tide Beautiful Walk

30 August 2015, 3pm-5pm

Cnr Denman Ave & O'Brien Esplanade, Shoal Point

The next Beautiful Walk of the current series will be held at Shoal Point on Sunday 30 August. We have timed this walk to coincide with a very low tide when all of sandy and rocky foreshore will be exposed. You'll see lots of amazing creatures such as this feather star. Feather stars are crinoids and related to starfish and sea urchins. They have been described as "the most peaceful and beautiful starfish." It is very pleasing to watch their delicate tentacles wave in the tidal currents as they capture their food.

 

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We're seeking a Beautiful Walks Organiser

Mackay Conservation Group has secured a small grant from Mackay Regional Council to continue our highly successful Beautiful Walks program. Beautiful Walks showcases the local environment in the Mackay area through guided walks that take place every one - two months. We are looking for an event co-ordinator to work for 30 hours each month to organise, promote and evaluate five Beautiful Walk events between July - December.

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Beautiful Walks cancelled

We've had to postpone our Beautiful Walks on the Pioneer River, which was planned for this Sunday, 26 April. We will be running it again soon, but if you're keen for some South Sea Islander culture, there are markets and tours at the South Sea Islander Hut this Sunday from 8am - 12pm.

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Beautiful Walk at Black's Beach Spit

Our final Beautiful Walk for the year was at Black's Beach Spit. The walk was organised and led by new MCG Management Committee member Pierre Craven. We learnt about the unique plants and animals of the spit, including migratory birds, the importance of mangroves and all the different insects that interact with green ants.

We'll be continuing the Beautiful Walks in 2015 so keep an eye out!

 

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Next Beautiful Walks at Blacks Beach!

Ever been to Blacks Beach? Now is your chance!turtles.jpg

Join us for our next Beautiful Walk which will explore Blacks Beach - a very special nesting site for Flatback and Green turtles.

Come along to hear from experts about the local turtle populations, the unique life of mangroves and unique vegetation that surrounds the beach. The walk is suitable for all ages as we will be strolling at a leisurely pace. The walk starts at 9am on Sunday 30 November will conclude at approx 10.30am.

To RSVP please go to: http://www.mackayconservationgroup.org.au/blacks_beach

This a FREE event and open to the public.

Meet at the end of Pacific Drive, Blacks Beach at 8.45am for a 9am start. 

BRING: Water, Sun protection, Snacks, Mosquito repellent.

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Getting amongst the Melaleuca at the Slade Point Nature Reserve

Did you know that 'melaleuca' is Greek for black/white and refers to the colours of the trees after they've been affected by fire? If you've looked out the window when driving around Mackay you'd probably know that this species of tree is very special to this area and particularly likes the low lying swampy parts.

We had a great day out on September 28th visiting the melaleuca forests - and other vegetation types - in the Slade Point Nature Reserve.

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Have you always wanted to go to Green Island?

Did you know there are some fantastic coral reefs just walking distance off the coast of Mackay?

Mackay Conservation Group is inviting you to join us on Sunday 30 March for a walk to Green Island at low tide. On the way we'll be able to see excellent examples of soft and hard corals.

Meet us at the Shoal Point play park at 12 noon. Bring along walking shoes suitable for water, drinking water, hat, sun screen and camera.

This is part of our Beautiful Walks series, encouraging appreciation of Mackay's beautiful natural environment. For more information call the Mackay Conservation Group office on 4953 0808.

 

 

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