2008 Wildlife Festival
Hosted by Logan and Albert Conservation Association and Wildlife Tourism Australia, sponsored by the former Beaudesert Shire Council through the Community Environmental Assistance Grants Program and Community Events Program.
The first Wildlife Festival of its kind in Australia – come along and help us celebrate our wonderful wildlife!
A month-long celebration of our wildlife including two full days of WIldllife Expo and our final wildlife workshop for the year.
Competitions for school students are being held in conjunction with the festival, contact Ronda Green
A Wildlife photography competition is being held in conjunction with the festival, to be judged by well-known nature photographers Tony Groom and Glen Threlfo.
Schedule of events for festival
Saturday-Sunday 30-31st August
Wildlife Weekend at Binna Burra. Lamington Natural History Association. Non-members welcome. Small mammals, birds, ecological interactions… walks, talks, and the beginnings of what will be an on-going monitoring program of mammals, birds and other wildlife around Binna Burra. Enjoy the wonderful rainforests, see and learn about the local wildlife. Contact Tina Robertson: ph 02 6629 8339
Sunday 7th September
Threatened Species Day. No special activities planned, but much is happening already throughout Australia, and it is a day set aside to remember the demise of the Thylacine (Tasmanian ‘tiger’) and consider what we can do to prevent other species vanishing from our planet
Friday and Saturday 12-13th September
Two days of entertainment and education for all ages. FREE ENTRY
Beaudesert Information and Arts Centre, Mt Linddsay Highway, Beaudesert (near High School)
Meet Quolls, Dunnarts and other local wildlife not often seen, join in activities, talk to wildlife workers and volunteers, see high-quality wildlife art and photography, learn about the diverse array of wildlife we have in our region
Friday12 September and Saturday 13 September
Activities, displays and talks (click here for detailed schedule) include:
- WONDERFUL DISPLAYS OF LIVE WILDLIFE – koala, potoroo, gliders, quolls, reptiles, frogs…. .
- Local wildlife behaviour and ecology Feeding wildlife – should we or shouldn’t we?
- Wildlife art and artists
- Wildlife carers
- Natural history organizations
- Environmental consultants
- Conservation organisations
- Bat care and conservation
- Careers with willdife Myth-busting – common wildlife misconceptions
- Where and how to see wildlife (wildlife parks, tours, ecolodges, National Parks,..)
- Children’s nature-puzzle/treasure-hunt, nature games, recycled animal art and other activities.
- Wildlife Photos: display of entries in competition (first prize: 2 nights at award-winning Lillydale Farmstay)
- Drawing of raffles for wildlife conservation; eagle painting (above right) by Andy Remainis and other prizes
- Student wildlife competitions
Saturday 20th September
Wildlife and Sunset at Destiny, Boonah. Gentle bushwalk seeking wildlife, meet donkeys, watch sun go down over Great Divide, billy tea around fire (bring own snacks). Destiny Eco Cottage. RSVP Heike 5463 2643 or mobile 0405 495 797.
Saturday 27th September
Our wildlife, past, present and future (final wildlife workshop).
The Centre, Brisbane St., Beaudesert (adjacent Scenic Rim Council Headquarters).
The Border Ranges region harbours one of the highest diversities of wildlife in Australia.
This workshop includes a final celebration of our local wildlife, a summary of previous workshops and outlook for the future
Sunday 28th September
Grand opening of Wildlife Information Centre, Running Creek. Tour of Info Centre and Araucaria property, nature tails, children’s activities, refreshments
- A. Animal-animal interaction. Two different species of native wildlife or between two members of the same species – could be fighting, meeting, courting, feeding, chasing, playing
- B. Plant-animal interaction. Native animals (any type: mammals, birds, insects) feeding on native plants (fruits, flowers, leaves)
- C. Any other wildlife photo
Entry fee $5.00 per photo. Up to A4 size, mounted on stiff cardboard ready for display (make cheques payable to Wildlife Tourism Australia).
Photographers retain copyright, but photos will be displayed in public places in September 2008, including the 2 days of Wildlife Expo at the Beaudesert Information and Arts Centre, to showcase the wildlife of our region
FIRST PRIZE: 2 nights accommodation at award-winning Lillydale Host Farm, Mt Barney (good opportunity to photograph more wildlife). Other book prizes
- Displays: RSPCA, BatCare, Focus on frogs, Wildlife Tourism Australia, Logan and Albert Conservation Association, Queensland Wildlife Rehabilitation Council, Wildlife Warriors, Wildlife Art, WIldlife Photography
- Wildlife puzzle trail (get entry from Wildlife Tourism Australia Stall
- Eco art: face painting, making models from recycled material (bring your own used aluminium drink can)