Kris Koala and Kathy Kangaroo, with their botanical expert friend Dr KK Kookaburra, go on a 4-kilometre trek in the Bunya Mountains National Park. They talk about what they see along the scenic walk track, including enormous bunya pines, strangler figs and other forest trees, tree buttresses, epiphytes and groundcover plants - as well as forest microclimates.
Kris, Kathy & Dr KK Kookaburra Walkabout: Visit to the Bunya Mountains National Park is an illustrated garden-based story that provides websites for further study and a story word search puzzle. All kids’ stories should have fun conversations and pictures – this story has both!
The author Dr Richard Whitlow is a keen native plant gardener and taught biogeography at tertiary level in a previous life. His doctorate was on soil erosion and conservation. Now he is a gardener and a house-husband. He has 2 kids, 2 grandkids, 2 cats and one wife.
Dr Richard Whitlow's Walkabout Series:
Kris Koala and Kathy Kangaroo Walkabout: Visit to the Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens
Kris, Kathy & Dr KK Kookaburra Walkabout: Visit to Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens
Kris, Kathy & Dr KK Kookaburra Walkabout: Visit to the Bunya Mountains National Park