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Friends of the Darwin Botanic Gardens Newsletter



Friends of the Darwin Botanic Gardens Newsletter

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Friends of the Darwin Botanic Gardens


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May 2015 Issue 123 Volume 23 Number 1 (misprint)

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2 Jill has fun while Minister Price is briefed. Peter Knibbs enjoying the ride. Reptiles galore In addition to the python (see our newsletter of April 2014) that has weathered the changes in seasons perfectly and continues to bemuse visitors and locals alike, we have taken delivery of two more reptiles from Ewin Wood and Natural History Productions. Friends take a ride at Segway launch At the end of October 2014, Segway tours started up at the Gardens. The initiative was launched by Minister Bess Price, and Friends were invited to come and try. Nursery manager and inspiration Jill is seen enjoying a rare moment of fun and relaxation, as is Peter Knibbs longestserving Friend and now back on the committee as Secretary again! A Mertenss water monitor (Varanus mertensi) sits in the Lily Pond near the childrens playground and barbeque area and a frilly stares balefully in the Visitor Centre, though stroking is encouraged. Crocodiles are a must for attracting the attention of visitors, and we have located a freshie (created by Getrocked at Humpty Doo) in the monsoon forest, looking out over the waterfall There will soon be a very large saltie, being constructed by Techy, that will entice visitors to go north as it will be put alongside the stream by the crossing into the African area. Right: Techy and the outline crocodile sculpture in her studio workshop. Above: The Mertenss water monitor in the Lily Pond. Below: The frill-necked lizard in the Visitors Centre. Above: Freshwater crocodile in the monsoon forest.

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