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Introductory sign -Argentea Palm Cove
Main introductory sign - Argentea. Part of a series of 10 signs highlighting the wide variety of wildlife habitats to be found along the boardwalk.

In addition to producing high quality wildlife books, the team at Wild about the Tropics also produce a range of exceptional interpretive and educational material. Our team, including renowned biologist Dr Martin Cohen, wildlife and leading local graphic designer and artist Tim Parker, produce products that are tailored to suit the wildlife and natural environment of a particular area. Projects include interpretive signage for boardwalks, brochures, posters, booklets and field guides.

101 Plants & Animals of ArgenteaExamples of Wild about the Tropics work include:

  • Developing and producing comprehensive interpretive signage for a boardwalk at Argentea Development Palm Cove north of Cairns.
  • A field guide to the local plants and animals of Argentea was also written, photographed, designed and printed and was made available to property owners and local schools.

Cattana Wetlands

In 2009 Cairns Regional Council contracted us to devise a system of interpretive signs for the newly revegetated wetlands in Smithfield. This nature park includes bird hides, wetland boardwalks and gravel pathways that lace the 80 hectare site. All signs were illustrated by Tim Parker (apart from the illustrations on the bird identification signs, which were courtesy Jeff Davis and Birds Australia), and written by Martin Cohen and Julia Cooper. To date 20 different signs have been produced and installed at Cattana Wetlands.

One of the bird identification signs that are placed in the bird hides The feather palm sign, one of four along the innovative boardwalk 'Rehabilitation of a wetland' tells the story of the transformation of Cattana
One of the bird identification signs that are placed in the bird hides.  The feather palm sign, one of four along the innovative boardwalk.  'Rehabilitation of a wetland' tells the story of the transformation of Cattana.
We designed a series of 4 dedicated tree-species signs for Cattana 'Tools for the Job' is one of seven wetland habitat signs at cattana - each covering a different aspect of it's flora and fauna Welcome to country acknowledges the local Indigenous heritage of the area
We designed a series of 4 dedicated tree-species signs for Cattana. 'Tools for the Job' is one of seven wetland habitat signs at Cattana - each covering a different aspect of it's flora and fauna. Welcome to country acknowledges the local Indigenous heritage of the area.

 

Cairns Library Flying Fox Sign

Flying fox sign
Cairns Mayor Val Schier unveils the Flying fox interpretive sign.

Flying fox signThe Wild about the Tropics team wrote, illustrated, designed and produced a one-off interpretive sign highlighting the large flying fox colony that inhabits the area around Cairns Library.

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