Mark your calendars for Sunday, 1st September 2019. Attached is BIEPA’s Poster announcing the 2019 Wonders of the Wallum Spring Wildflower Walk on Bribie Island.
For more than 20 years BIEPA has hosted the Wonders of the Wallum Spring Wildflower Walk on Bribie Island. In 2008, BIEPA was invited to be part of the Sunshine Coast Spring Wildflower Festival itinerary.
BIEPA has walked wildflower enthusiasts through Wallum heathland in different locations. Since 2014 BIEPA has hosted the event in an area BIEPA saved in 1998 from being rezoned for canal development and successfully lobbied to have it designated as National Park in 2007.
This year the Sunshine Coast Spring Wildflower Festival will be held in the last two weeks of August.
BIEPA has booked Sunday 1st September (last day of Festival) as the date for BIEPA’s Wonders of the WallumSpring Wildflower Walk on Bribie Island. When the itinerary is finalised, BIEPA will send it to you so you can choose to enjoy the Sunshine Coast’s diversity of Spring Wildflowers throughout the Festival’s full two weeks of events.
The Sunshine Coast Spring Wildflower Festival is an annual, Spring event to celebrate the beautiful display of wildflowers on the Sunshine Coast. The Festival was developed in 1967 by Kathleen McArthur, an artist, author, environmentalist and founding member of the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland. (See BIEPA News, May 2019 edition). Since its humble beginnings the Festival has grown each year with the support of local community groups hosting activities.
The Wildflower Festival provides free, public guided walks and activities across the Sunshine Coast. From Bribie Island to Noosa National Park people can immerse themselves in Nature. Discover the diversity of native, flowering plants in our local environment.
The BIEPA Management Committee is already planning for this popular event on Bribie Island.
Photo Credit: Marj Webber
Some 90 participants joined BIEPA’s annual “Wonders of the Wallum” Wildflower Walk on Sunday, 3 September, through heathland at the top of Cotterill Avenue, Bongaree. This event is part of the Sunshine Coast Wildflower Festival, which celebrated its 50th anniversary this year.
We were again blessed with perfect weather and many of the flower species were at their best. The groups of walkers appreciated the knowledge and experience of our guides – Allan Carr from Native Plants Queensland and John Ward from the Bribie Wallum Action Group and Community Nursery. There was also valuable input from Ron Powell and Michael Strong concerning the Aboriginal
history of the area and the significance of the various plants and trees to the first inhabitants. BIEPA would like to thank them all for their contribution to the success of this event.
We were pleased to see that this Walk attracted enthusiasts from outside the local area – including from Maroochydore and the Northern Rivers. We also welcomed some overseas visitors.
From the feedback received, it seemed that everyone had an interesting and enjoyable morning.
We look forward to welcoming you again next year!
BIEPA’s Wonders of the Wallum Spring Wildflower We will be meeting at the National Park entrance on the Corner of Cotterill Ave and Protea Drive.
SUNDAY 3rd September 2017 – 8:00am to 11:00am
We look forward to seeing you there for another morning of appreciation for our wonderful Wallum wildflowers.
From BIEPA Management Committee and organisers of the Walk.
DOWNLOAD the BIEPA WFW POSTER 2017