31 May 2016
Members of the community are invited to a workshop on native animal identification and survey methods which is being hosted by Central Tablelands Local Land Services.
The workshop will be held from 2pm to 8pm on Saturday 4 June 2016 at Dunns Swamp in Wollemi National Park.
University of Wollongong researcher, Chris McLean, will present an interesting workshop focusing on the identification of mammals of the region and how to survey for them.
There will be an emphasis on the endangered Spotted-tailed Quoll, a threatened species known to exist in the Dunns Swamp area.
The installation and use of remote cameras for photographing and surveying wildlife will also be demonstrated on the day.
“The Midwestern region is habitat to a range of mammal species, including a number of threatened species such as the Squirrel Glider, Greater Glider and Spotted-tailed Quoll.
The provision of the community with skills and knowledge in the identification and the habitat requirements of these species will aid their conservation in the future”, said Chris McLean.
Surveying and spotlighting skills taught during the workshop will be practiced during a walk through nearby remnant vegetation after a BBQ dinner.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own torch and field guides as it is hoped that some of the nocturnal inhabitants of the area will be spotted.
This workshop is supported by the Central Tablelands Local Land Services, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.
The event is part of an ongoing project which aims to conserve, protect and manage the values of the western edge of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.
For more information, or to register for the workshop please contact Clare Kerr on 0429545590 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday 2 June 2016.
Registration is essential as numbers are limited.
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