Contents include:

  • A Place of Sand and Water: the island’s geology, hydrology, diverse habitats and environmental history all in one chapter
  • Minjerribah’s Wild Places: tips for understanding and exploring the island’s beaches, rocky shores, marine environment, inland lakes, swamps and bushland
  • Beachcombing: a guide to the creatures and objects found on the seashore
  • Wild Stradbroke Seasonal Guide: wildflowers and wildlife – follow the rhythms of the island’s natural world
  • Life in the Ocean: whales, dolphins, dugongs, turtles, sharks, rays, seal, fish – their ecology and spotting tips
  • Birds: 150 birds described with spotting tips and a new island bird list
  • Aquatic animals of the wallum wetlands: focuses on the frogs, turtles, crayfish, eels and other denizens of the swamps and lakes
  • Mammals: highlights the island’s special koalas, wallabies, kangaroos, swamp rats, bats and other mammals
  • Island insects: butterflies, dragonflies, damselflies and cicadas – described with new island lists
  • Lizards and land snakes: features island reptiles with complete species lists
  • Plants: 150 key island plants described with photographs and a habitat guide.

Suitable for students from primary to university level, supported by a detailed reference chapter. A great teaching aid for excursions.

The guidebook is available at mainland bookshops: SLQ Library Shop, Avid Reader West End, Mary Ryan New Farm, Riverbend Books Bulimba, One Girl Studio Graceville and Indigiscapes Capalaba; or on the island at Manta Lodge and Scuba Centre, Moreton Bay Research Station, NSI Historical Museum and Straddie News at Dunwich.

Contributing Editors – Mary Barram and Sue Ellen Carew; Managing Editor – Susan Hill; Design by Michael Phillips; Front cover image by Fiona Pyke.

352 pp., laminated protective cover, octavo size, colour photographs, diagrams and maps.

Published December 2016 by the Friends of Stradbroke Island Inc. ISBN: 978-0-9953928-0-9