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Walk on the wild side


On August 11 and 13, 7.30-930am, you will have the opportunity to visit the Obi Obi Creek in Maleny for Platypus Whispers, where you will find out about all things monotreme!


As part of the Rangebow Festival, Neil Andison, the acclaimed Platypus Whisperer, will share with you the (not so) secret life of the platypus in its natural habitat – with a more than 90% likelihood you will see this rare marsupial in the wild.


Please consider wearing sturdy walking shoes and bringing along water, a hat and insect repellent. Children should be closely supervised in this nature-based experience for the health and safety of all participants and the wildlife. (Ticket details at the end of this article.)


If you feel like even more immersion in nature, the Rangebow Festival brings you The Enchanted Garden at Montville Village Green on August 11 from 10am-2pm. The focus will be on gardens and wildlife, with Barung Landcare, where you can enjoy conversations, panel discussions, workshops and more. This is a free event, but please book tickets via the Rangebow website.


A third event to connect you to the natural world is Basket Weaving with Kabi Kabi Elder Aunty Bev Hand, on Thursday August 10, from 10am-12 noon.


Spend a relaxing morning weaving with Kabi Kabi Elder Aunty Bev Hand, who has immense knowledge of Indigenous traditions and history around South East Queensland.


Aunty Bev celebrates the sacred Bunya trees of the Blackall Range through art, song, dance and weaving. This outdoor event takes place at the Barung Landcare Seed Forest, Yarning Circle, Maleny, and was sold out last year, so hurry and book your tickets!


All events and sessions can be booked/bought via the website: therangebowfestival.org/all-events


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