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The last in a series of wildflower walks being conducted by the Stanthorpe Rare Wildflower Consortium, will be held this coming Sunday 15 October at Girraween National Park.
Spokesperson for the consortium, Liz Bourne, said the walks aimed to show people some of the diversity of the flora of the Granite Belt as well as helping them to identify local species and learn more about their ecology.
“Although it has been very dry, the rain this week should hopefully bring some flowers out again so there should be plenty of variety to see,” she said.
“We will have expert guides along to help people identify the plants so people can learn more about the diversity of flora to be found on the Granite Belt.”
Ms Bourne said that as part of their activities to raise public awareness about the local flora, the group had produced a colour booklet which depicted over 250 of the species that people were most likely to come across and these would be available for sale at the walk.
She said that anyone with an interest in the Granite Belt’s wildflowers was invited to come along. The walk will be going to the Mt Norman area in the southern section of the park, with access via Wallangarra.
Ms Bourne said the walks usually took a couple of hours, but people were welcome to stay longer if they want to enjoy the spectacular spring wildflowers the area had to offer. Participants should bring a hat and water bottle and wear sturdy footwear. The walk should be suitable for most ages and levels of fitness.
The walk will start from the picnic area on the Mt Norman Road and directions will be signposted from Wallangarra.
For further information, please phone 4683 6374 or go to www.granitebeltwildflowers.com

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