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Nature Discovery - with a focus on Dandenong CreekFree

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John Cull, member of the First Friends of Dandenong Creek, will help you discover and learn about some of the plants and animals living close to the Dandenong Creek in Maroondah.
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This is one of several nature discovery activities being held in Maroondah designed to encourage participation in the 2022 Great Southern Bioblitz from Friday 28 October to Monday 31 October. Discover some of the wild plants and animals that are found in and around Maroondah. Come prepared with the iNaturalist app downloaded on your smartphone so your observations can be counted towards Maroondah’s statistics in the Bioblitz.

Please note you may be walking on uneven ground, encounter stinging or biting insects, tripping hazards such as fallen branches and potholes. Please stick to the trails. 

  • Date: Sunday 30 October, 2022
  • Time: 2pm to 4pm
  • Location: HE Parker Reserve, Heathmont. Meeting point information will be sent following registration.
  • Facilitator: John Cull, First Friends of Dandenong Creek- general plants and animals
  • What to bring: Dress for the expected weather, closed footwear for uneven ground, smartphone (with iNaturalist App), binoculars if you wish

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Please note there is a maximum of 20 participants. Please complete a new booking for each participant.

Cancellation of event subject to weather forecast - heavy rain, strong winds, thunderstorms.

Making observations

The following handbook will help to guide you through making and recording observations.

Our iNaturalist guide includes information on:

  • How to set up your iNaturalist account
  • Learning how to use iNaturalist
  • Tips and hints on making observations

Download the Guide to using iNaturalist

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  • Sunday, 30 October 2022 - 2.00PM to 4.00PM
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