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I’m taking my boys on a 4-wheel driving adventure north of our home in Cairns later this month. Are there wild foxtail groves that can be visited by the public?

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You need to get to Cape Melville National Park which is their habitat.

Definately 4wd and Croc country so be aware.

Research should be easy from there

Steve

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22 hours ago, sgvcns said:

You need to get to Cape Melville National Park which is their habitat.

Definately 4wd and Croc country so be aware.

Research should be easy from there

Steve

Sadly, this trip is a month too soon :( https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/cape-melville/camping

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Sounds like a nice place for a family vacation. :floor: No wonder the foxtail remained undiscovered for so long... Some places actually ARE better left undiscovered.:wacko:

 

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Mesa, Arizona

 

Temps between 29F and 115F each year

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8 hours ago, Yunder Wækraus said:

Sadly, this trip is a month too soon :( https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/cape-melville/camping

Friends of mine camped at Bathurst bay a few years back. They went in a convoy of 3 vehicles all fully equipped with recovery gear etc, all the right stuff. They did want to go for a walk over to the area where the foxtails are but it took them too long to get through a very wet slippery area and it was getting dark etc so even though they were so close, they were still so far. They were heading for the tip of Cape York on that trip. Still worth the effort I reckon but it’s not easy by the sounds of it. 

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14 hours ago, aztropic said:

Sounds like a nice place for a family vacation.

A large family - with a few spares.

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Looks like we won’t be heading to the foxtails. Instead, we’re gonna drive to the Archer River to look for palm cockatoos :)

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On 6/9/2021 at 9:03 AM, Yunder Wækraus said:

I’m taking my boys on a 4-wheel driving adventure north of our home in Cairns later this month. Are there wild foxtail groves that can be visited by the public?

Not answering your query but I imagine there are.  If you are interested in meeting with another palm enthusiast in Cairns I am one.  Live in Whitfield and have a mini nursery in the backyard. Hundreds of Lipsticks!  0438593483 is my number.  Send me a text if you feel inclined.  Came across a previous post of yours referring to your Pseudophoenix sargentii  that you left behind before coming to Cairns. Not sure but I think I have some growing. You might be able to help verifying their identity!

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Take Zac’s offer and send us some incredible pictures while we hold down the fort for you in the Glades. Still trying to find time to get out to talk to some folks about linguistics…

What you look for is what is looking

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