Molonglo Valley Guided Ranger Walk

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Molonglo River Corridor

Coombs, ACT

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Interested in exploring the great outdoors? The Mingle program is hosting a unique guided ranger experience. Lead by Ranger Grant Woodbridge, you will explore the Barrer Hill restoration area and hear about the work with the Pink Tailed Worm Lizard.

The walk is an easy grade 6km walk and is suitable for all ages. It is timed to take about two hours. We recommend wearing suitable walking shoes and appropriate clothing, as well as bringing a hat, sun cream and a water bottle. Unfortunately the walk is not wheelchair or pram friendly.

This event is free to attend although places are limited so please RSVP online. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us via email on mingle@act.gov.au

This event is intended for the Molonglo Valley community. Children must be accompanied by parents/guardians.

About the Pink Tailed Worm Lizard
The Pink-tailed Worm-lizard (Aprasia parapulchella) was declared a vulnerable species in 2008. It is a small worm-like legless lizard with a slender body, a blunt head and a long round-tipped pinkish tailed. The lizards (like others in the family Pygopidae) lack fore-limbs and have their hind limbs reduced to small inconspicuous vestigial flaps.

The habitat of the lizards is largely confined to rocky landscapes. This rarely seen small lizard lives mostly underground in the burrows of certain type of ant nests, where it feeds on the eggs and larvae of the ants.

The Pink-tailed Worm-lizard was once widespread in south-eastern Australia, but is now confined to only a few sites scattered between the ACT and Victoria. In the ACT the lizard can be found along the slopes of the Molonglo and Murrumbidgee River corridors and on adjacent outlying hills including Mount Taylor, Cooleman Ridge, Urambi Hills, The Pinnacle and Mount Stromlo.

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Molonglo River Corridor

Coombs, ACT

Australia

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