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Nature Discovery - with a focus on water bugsFree

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Mel Klamt, aquatic ecologist and local resident, will help you discover and learn about some of the waterbugs living 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 28th October to Monday 31st 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: Saturday 29 October, 2022
  • Time: 1pm to 3pm
  • Location: Tarralla Creek, Croydon. Meeting point information will be sent following registration.
  • Facilitator: Mel Klamt - aquatic ecologist - aquatic invertebrates (water bugs), other fauna, general plants
  • What to bring: Dress for the expected weather, closed footwear for uneven ground, smartphone (with iNaturalist App and The Waterbug App). Also bring a magnifying glass if you have one.

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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

Date and Time

  • Saturday, 29 October 2022 - 1.00PM to 3.00PM
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