Animals, authors in spotlight
WHAT do you get when a marine biologist, a zoologist, two field naturalists and two children’s wildlife authors get together for an afternoon? – A rekindling of wonderment and appreciation for the world around us and a desire to get back out to nature.
Bring the family along to meet all of the above on Saturday at the Meet Your Local Wildlife Authors, a special event at the Wildlife Habit at 1pm.
The passionate, talented local wildlife authors will not only be sharing their books but also what inspired each of them to get involved in conservation.
Martin’s Cohen’s wellknown and admired 101 Series – the Animals of the Great Barrier Reef, Wet Tropics or the Plants series – are handy identification books which are a must when showing visitors around the area.
For more detail about the animals found only within the Wet Tropics and nowhere else in the world, the newest publication among these authors is Craig Ward and Tim Hawkes’ Eternal Endemism the Wet Tropics: Endemic Terrestrial Vertebrates of Australia’s Wet Tropics.
It is Craig Ward’s passion for not only the wildlife of the Wet Tropics but also the biologists and photographers who work here which led to creation of the forum this Saturday for locals and families to come out and meet all these regional authors at one venue.
In addition to the scientific publications, renowned children’s wildlife authors and wildlife advocates Pam Galeano and Eva Marie Welsh will be there.
The Meet Your Local Wildlife Authors event will begin at 1pm in the courtyard of the Wildlife Habitat Restaurant, but families are welcome to enter the park earlier and simply make their way back to the restaurant area by 1pm.
There is a 50 per cent discount offered for event guests.
Author Eva Marie Welsh