Mary Cairncross Rainforest Canopy
Arts Front / Leah Barclay
The Rainforest Canopy live stream is situated in Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. This stream is a collaboration between Sunshine Coast Council, Leah Barclay, University of the Sunshine Coast, Sound Camp and Locus Sonus.
The Rainforest Canopy live stream is situated in Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve - 55 hectares of subtropical rainforest overlooking the Glass House Mountains on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. A remnant of the rainforests that once covered the Blackall Range, the reserve is a living museum of diverse plant and animal life.
The reserve consists of subtropical rainforest across an area of 530,000 square metres and reaches a peak canopy of 440m. Plants found in the reserve include 107 species of tree, 30 herbs, 50 vines, 3 palms, 21 species of fungi and 26 kinds of shrubs. Animals include 139 birds including the wompoo fruit-dove, brown cuckoo-dove, tree-creepers, thornbills, scrub-wrens, green catbird as well as 11 different marsupials, bats, lizards, snakes and 14 frog species.
The stream launched in March 2019 as part of the Mary Cairncross Reserve BioBlitz. The BioBlitz program celebrated rainforest biodiversity with never-before-seen perspectives of the rainforest reserve captured and shared. This live stream is used for biodiversity monitoring, environmental education, public education and is part of the annual Reveil broadcast for International Dawn Chorus Day.
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve is situated on Jinibara country. We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.