Tour fills in landmark gaps

Shannon SmithAlbany Advertiser
Large seas off the South Coast have made for spectacular viewing.
Camera IconLarge seas off the South Coast have made for spectacular viewing. Credit: Laurie Benson/Picture: Laurie Benson, Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

The Gap is often appreciated for its beauty and rugged cliff faces, but this weekend there is an opportunity to delve deeper into how it became that way.

The Museum of the Great Southern is hosting the Geology and Wildlife of The Gap this weekend.

Associate Professor in geology Dr Katy Evans and a local ranger will teach guests about The Gap, from its formation to the animals that call the surrounding Torndirrup National Park home. Museum operations manager Ruben Wills said the tour would take people on site to examine some of the geological stories and to inspect The Gap for examples of ancient weathering.

“There is a rich, hidden vibrancy that I think is quite often overlooked when it comes up against the beauty of the landscape, so it is nice to drill down and examine some of the commonly overlooked aspects of what makes The Gap amazing,” he said.

“I think there is potential in all our natural sites to really foster a sense of environmental knowledge and awareness and to drill down deeper into what these environments mean to Albany.

“It is really examining the why and how certain elements look and behave the way they do.

“That allows us to understand the ecosystems and how it all plays together.”

The tour will be on Sunday, November 24, at 12.30pm.

For more information and bookings, contact the Museum of the Great Southern on 9841 4844.

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