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September 24, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hi volunteers and interested community!
Come and join us:
‘Fly by Night’ nocturnal invertebrate survey.
Date: Saturday 24th of September
Place: Yalukit Willam Reserve (formally known as Elsternwick Nature Reserve)
Meet at epa shed. (Near Elwood bowls club) Parking available – 172 Glenhuntly Rd,
Aim of survey:
Create a baseline survey of nocturnal invertebrate for comparison in longitudinal studies as changes and improvements are made in the reserve.
Guaging the health of the reserve by the number and variation of invertebrates.
Monitoring and recording variety of invertebrate species.
Photographing and uploading images onto iNaturalist project.
(This data is also contributing to citizen science.)
There will be 4 stations with minimum of 2 people on each at any given time. Rotation of stations every half hour so you can see what is happening on the other stations.
Survey will run until 11pm, if conditions are favorable.
Closed toes shoes
Snacks and water/thermos.
Picnic rug or chair.
Camera/phone. (Full battery)
Torch or head lamp. ( the lights are very bright multispectrum which are best photographedor observed using additional light (torch/flash/headlamp) due to glare.
Pls sign up to the iNaturalist app to upload your photographs so we can log our observations for our ongoing biodiversity monitoring.
If you are not a member of the epa, we would appreciate your support to help run these programs by joining here.
Please RSVP to Dassi – email@example.com