Field Tour 1 – Mangroves
Join mangrove expert Hidetoshi Kudo (Mikey) for a tour showcasing the rich diversity of mangroves in Northern Queensland. Cairns has been known for the addition of two new mangroves to Australia: Haines Orange Mangrove (critically endangered under the EPBC act) and Dungarra Orange Mangrove (new to science). The tour will visit the sites for both species and also visit the new mangrove planting sites in Centenary Lakes. Mikey who discovered the new mangroves will talk about the story of discovery and how the planting has been carried out.
Tour host: Hidetoshi Kudo (Mikey).
This tour will be capped at 15 people.
What to bring:
- Long sleeve shirt
- Long pants
- Roll on insect repellent
- Sturdy shoes (you will walk over uneven tracks for a short distance and depending on the weather your shoes may get quite muddy and wet)