Mabi Field Day

November 23, 2017

Barron Catchment Care are holding a Mabi Field Day, and offering the Atherton community the opportunity to grab a snag, pick up a free rainforest shrub, and win a family pass to the Malanda Majestic Cinema.

The group's coordinator, Ian Sinclair, said the day is a fun way to learn more about the endangered Mabi Forest. “The unique Mabi Forest is found only on the Atherton Tablelands, within a 20 km radius of Atherton. Most of the Mabi Forest has been cleared, with the largest fragments at Curtin Fig National Park and Wongabel State Forest."

Barron Catchment Care have been working with landholders like the Bonadios and the Kilpatricks to revegetate, which Mr Sinclair says is making a real difference in the area of Mabi Forest.

Guest speakers include Geoff Onus from North Queensland Land Management Services, and Alan Gillanders of Alan's Wildlife Tours. Geoff will be talking about how to plant natives in your backyard to attract birds and butterflies, and Alan will be leading walks through Mabi fragments on Hallorans Hill. Don't miss out on hearing the best way to spot possums and tree-kangaroos in the rainforest!

The Field Day is being held on Saturday 2 December at Hallorans Hill lookout, from 8.30am – midday.

This event is funded through Terrain NRM and the Australian Government's National Landcare Programme.