Shorebirds & Mangroves Beautiful Walk

You can live in Mackay all your life and not know about some of the magnificent places that exist very close to the city. Discovering
hidden gems is one of the great things about the Beautiful Walks program.

The Sandfly Creek Environmental Reserve is one of those places. This site, just east of the city centre, is significant location for Tidal Creek at Sandfly Creek
migratory birds from the northern hemisphere. Each year around 21,000 birds fly from as far afield as Siberia and Alaska to escape the extreme cold of the northern winter. They spend their days moving back and forth with the tide, feeding on worms and shellfish in order to gain body fat for the long flight home.

We will be touring a couple of sites on our next Beautiful Walk. First we will explore the ocean side of the reserve along the northern end of Town Beach. At low tide many square kilometres of sand flats are exposed at this site. A dune system extends northward along the back of the beach, separating the ocean from a picturesque tidal creek that is reminiscent of the former landscape of this part of Mackay.

Judith Wake, a senior lecturer at CQ University, will give a brief introduction to the processes involved in dynamic systems along the coast of Mackay. You will learn about how and why mangrove systems appear and disappear over time.

We’re hoping to have a few other experts to join us on this Beautiful Walk to help us understand the history, wildlife and cultural importance of the site. Stay tuned for further updates.

WHEN
October 25, 2015 at 3pm - 5pm
WHERE
Sandfly Creek Environmental Reserve
Binnington Esp & East Gordon St
Mackay, Qld 4740
Australia
Google map and directions
CONTACT
Peter McCallum · · 0402966560
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Leighanne Preston Tom Curtis Helen Priest Jacki Wirth Ricki Phie Alison Friswell Daryl Barnes Anne Clutterbuck Tran Huynh Gavan Porter Julieanne Bergmann Santosh Swami Julie Vidler Michelle Walsh Annette Sutton Tracey Welch Delma Clifton Susan Dickins Fiona Vuibeqa Jeanie Tucci Sarah Brown Mereki Wirth Marissa Moore Terese Kingston πŸŒ” Rachel Da Rin De Nicolo Gene Lamont Claire Thompson Heidi Jarmaine Delveen Icardi Peter McCallum

Who's RSVPing

Leighanne Preston
Tom Curtis
Helen Priest
Jacki Wirth
Ricki Phie
Alison Friswell
Daryl Barnes
Anne Clutterbuck
Tran Huynh
Gavan Porter
Julieanne Bergmann
Santosh Swami

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