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“BIODIVERSITY NEAR ME” Wildlife Survey Camp


Sugar Glider in Blue Gum Swamp by Peter Smith

Wildlife spotlighting & fauna survey

Bushcare, Landcare, Swampcare and Bush Backyards Volunteers – do you want to know more about the fauna of the mountains? How healthy is the biodiversity of your Bushcare site? Here is your chance to learn more – by attending this free survey workshop with renowned experts Judy Smith, Peter Smith, Anne Carey, Meredith Brainwood and Carol Probets.

Arrive on Friday afternoon for a briefing, lay out traps and to set up camp. Then on Friday evening we’ll learn how to monitor wildlife using survey techniques such as hair tubes, sand and elliot traps, listen to owl calls, search for bats and spotlight for other fauna. We’ll also have short presentations before bed. 

Saturday morning begins at 7am with a bird watch survey with Carol and checking traps with Anne and Meredith. Hear about the fauna and how to monitor it and gather important data about the biodiversity of the Megalong  Valley. A second bird walk with Carol will be at 10:30 am.

Camping is free but self catered – bring your own camping gear, dinner and breakfast. Afternoon tea and supper is provided. Camping is at Megalong Valley Community Hall, Megalong Valley Reserve. Stay for lunch at the annual Bushcare Picnic there on Saturday 29 at noon!

Registration is essential — contact Monica Nugent on 47805528 or mnugent@bmcc.nsw.gov.au to register before Wednesday April 19

Monarch on Nest photo by Carol Probets

The Biodiversity Near Me Survey is generously funded by the NSW Office of the Environment and Heritage

Bat Night

Bat Night is on again this year

Listen to bats, find out more about bats around the world and here in the Blue Mountains.

Guest speakers, bat cave, bat activities for children, discussion and information for adults and older children.

Free event

Wear walking shoes, bring a torch, children to be accompanied by responsible adult. Register on site for a short walk to see bats (weather permitting) with a NPWS Discovery Ranger.

Sausage sizzle

Enquiries: NPWS 4787 8877

Supported by Blue Mountains City Council, National Parks and Wildlife Service, the Blue Mountains Conservation Society and the Australasian Bat Society.