The beauty and majesty of Ipswich’s conservation areas has been captured in a special coffee table book to mark 25 years of the Ipswich Enviroplan Initiative.
The book, Natural Places of Ipswich: A journey through the diversity of our local landscapes, explores more than 6,500 hectares of natural habitat across 12 conservation estates and reserves.
Each estate is showcased with incredible images, and entries that detail the history, flora and fauna, and attractions that can be found at each site.
Mayor Teresa Harding said that council is committed to showcasing the city’s natural wonders.
“Ipswich has a diverse ecosystem and is home to a large number of flora and fauna, with more than 2,000 recorded species of native plants and animals,” Mayor Harding said.
“Council is committed to caring for the environment and encouraging the community to connect with and value our region’s natural wonders.
“The coffee table book is just one way that council is marking 25 years of Enviroplan, with series of events, activities and announcements planned in 2021 to increase awareness of Enviroplan and Ipswich’s conservation achievements.
Natural Places of Ipswich: a journey through the diversity of our local landscapes is available to purchase from the Ipswich Visitor Information Centre or the Ipswich Art Gallery.
Copies can also be viewed at the Queens Park Visitor Information Centre and Ipswich Libraries.