Join us for a guided nature walk at St. Peters Billabong, where we will learn about the local wildlife and the efforts being made to protect and restore the area. This event is an opportunity for you to become a citizen scientist and make a difference in your community.
Led by Ferox australis and accompanied by the Friends of the Billabong group, you will embark on a journey through the billabong's diverse and unique ecosystem and discover the native plant and animal species that call this area home. The Friends of the Billabong will share their knowledge of this special place and explain the work they have been doing to restore it.
As we stroll through the lush vegetation, you will learn about the importance of biodiversity, conservation and the role of citizen science in monitoring and protecting our local ecosystems. This guided walk is an educational and enriching experience that will deepen your appreciation for nature and inspire you to become an advocate for the environment.
St Peters Billabong already has a project on the iNaturalist platform with 47 observers recording over 700 sightings of 191 species! We will encourage you all to contribute to this project and maybe add more species to this oasis in the middle of the inner suburbs.
So grab your walking shoes, bring your curiosity and join us for a memorable and educational day out in the great outdoors. This event is suitable for nature enthusiasts of all ages and is free to attend.
Don't miss this opportunity to connect with nature, learn about the local wildlife, and become a citizen scientist. See you there!
Details: Date: 4th March, 2023. Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Location: St. Peters Billabong, river park carpark, just near the t-junction between River St. and Tenth Ave. Notes: Download the iNaturalist app on your IOS or Android device so you're all ready on the day.
This event is funded by the Rotary Club of St Peters.