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Evolution of Wet Tropics wildlife

Friends of Botanic Gardens Cairns

Started: 10 Mar 2021 18:00
Next Start: 10 Mar 2021 18:00
Next End: 10 Mar 2021 20:00

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This is a Free Event.

The Friends of the Botanic Gardens annual general meeting will be held on Wednesday March 10, starting at 6pm in the Gardens visitor centre. Following at 6.30pm is a talk “Evolution of Wet Tropics wildlife – putting fur, flesh and feathers on fossil bones” by Terry Carmichael of the Wet Tropics Management Authority.

Terry explains that we have a window back in time at the Australian Mammal Fossils Site: Riversleigh World Heritage Area. 

The fossils found here show what types of animals roamed across the continental rainforest from 28 million years ago. Today’s Wet Tropics wildlife shows which ones were successful in surviving over time because one can clearly see the family connections in the Riversleigh fossils.

This is a free event. A light supper will be provided.

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