Maroochy Wetland Sanctuary

Today we joined in on a Treasure Hunt at the Maroochy Wetland Sanctuary – a fun day out organised by Sunshine Coast Council Events – Kyle’s best mates Mum let us know about it – so grateful for such amazing friends!

Even though Kyle’s best mate couldn’t make it {and we really missed him} we still decided to go along cause we all needed a day out and about in the gorgeous healing sunshine.

Maroochy Wetland Sanctuary ::

The Maroochy Wetland Sanctuary organised two tour guides from another organisation to be there, and to educate the children on what animals can be found, what habitat is within the wetlands. The children then had to find something on their treasure hunt to work out if it was a food source, or for  shelter or was it used for security. And to be honest I learnt just as much about the environment of the wetlands as our boys did!

Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary

MAROOCHY WETLANDS SANCTUARY

Wetlands Map

THE MAP OF THE WETLANDS

Recreation Trails

RECREATION TRAILS

Treasure Hunt at Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary

KYLE ABOUT TO BEGIN THE TREASURE HUNT

Cameron at the Wetlands

CAMERON WAITING FOR THE DAY TO BEGIN

Beautiful wetlands

BEAUTIFUL PATHWAYS

Information on the Wetlands

LIVING ON THE EDGE

Information about the wildlife homes

HOME SWEET HOME

Crabs in the wetlands

MALE CRABS IN THE SAND

These Male Crabs show off with the Big Claws poking out of the mud sand to attract the female crabs! Literally means that men think they have to be bigger and better then each other to win the ladies 😉

Regrowing the wetlands

THE WETLANDS REGROWTH

Finding out about the river

KYLE SITTING DOWN WHILE LISTEING

We all got to sit down, and listen about what animals are in the habitat of the Wetlands, and the River. Amazing to think that the tide rises that much, and flows into the wetlands and the animals live in the salt water!

The jetty is private

SOMEONE COULDN’T READ THIS SIGN

Someone can’t read! I looked down and there was Fish Scraps from someone who had been fishing on the Jetty!! Mind you it would be a perfect place to fish.

Maroochydore River

LOOKING OUT OVER THE RIVER

Beautiful day out exploring

GREAT WALKWAYS

The walkway made from Computers

CAMERON LOOKING FOR MORE TREASURES

Can anyone guess what this walkway was made from? Go on….try and guess it – you will never ever believe the materials used to create it!

Milky Mangroves

BLIND MANS TREE OR MILKY MANGROVES

These trees are either called “Milky Mangroves” or “Blind Man” trees – we were warned NOT to touch them at all because if you touched your eyes you would go blind straight away. This one was killed off because it was too close to the pathway! Didn’t see any live ones near us, but I was concerned cause Kyle touches everything!

Melaleuca Trees

THE MUSIC OF THE TREES

Wet weather can make it slippery

BE CAREFUL IN WET WEATHER IT GETS SLIPPERY

At the end of the treasure hunt at the Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary all the children had to show what Treasure they collected, and then discuss if it was a Food Source, Home or Security. And to also think about what they could do to keep our Wetlands growing and thriving. The day was full of information, knowledge, asking questions and discovering the habitat around us.

Perfect way to spend a day out and about – from there we drove up to Dunethin Rock to over look the Sunshine Coast Valley – sitting and dreaming. The ending of a wonderful day out.

Both boys enjoyed the day so much that they thanked the two tour guides, and was grateful for all that they learned about the environment – and what animals can survive in salt water!

Maroochy Wetland Sanctuary

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** Linking up with “A Hole In My Shoe” Tauranga Bay of Plenty
Cheers

Lisa

New Life on the Road.

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