Butterfly Walk and Butterfly Wetland Walk
Take yourself on a journey down Woodfordia’s butterfly walk and see if you can spot a Tailed Emperor, a Leafwing, a Four-barred Swordtail or maybe even the Richmond Birdwing butterfly. Woodfordia’s Butterflies and Other Invertebrates project is focused on enhancing onsite habitat for all invertebrates, as well as educating visitors about their important role in improving environmental health. In order to attract butterflies, specific food plants must be planted as hosts for caterpillars. By providing a habitat for butterflies, we provide a habitat for other wildlife. The Butterfly Walk and Butterfly Wetland have been created to attract and sustain our butterfly population.
Sacred Trees Walk
Over 100,000 endemic species have been planted by Woodfordians at Plantings over the years – nurtured and protected each month by the dedicated TreeHuggers. While those trees are all incredibly special, you may have noticed some additional trees carrying plaques with dedications to Woodfordians who have passed on. They’re dotted all around the property and if you’d like to take a stroll down ‘Memorial Lane’, you can follow the map and take your time.
The Southern Cross, Alpha Centauri, and the Milky Way are just some of the sights in the Southern Hemisphere’s night sky. Take yourself up to the Hilltop, find another quiet spot on site or just duck out from your camp every now and then to see a heaven of diamonds. There are sure to be many opportunities to see the stars and some beautiful moonrises. (Try the Amphitheatre, Hilltop, The Pond and the Outer Barcoo for good light-free locations).
Not so much the kind we played as kids, where we spotlight each other – more the gentle kind where after sundown, you carefully wander Woodfordia with your torch looking for furry friends and other critters who only come out at night: possums, sugar-gliders, bats, and maybe an owl or two. Woodfordia’s nest boxes have become homes for several different species.
You may have seen the Prayer Wheels on site, but do you know why they’re there, how they work, and what they mean? Find their locations and send your prayers into the world along with the thousands that have come before you.