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Dung Beetle workshop with Dr Russ Barrow and local farmers
March 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Dr Russ Barrow from Charles Sturt University is a researcher with the ‘Dung Beetles Ecosystems Engineers (DBEE)’ project, monitoring the distribution, abundance and diversity of dung beetles across Australia.
He monitors over 100 sites over one to two years to definitively establish where various beetle species have adapted regionally and become successfully established.
Russ will talk about beetles found in Gippsland, beetle ID, DBEE project, how to capture, breed and relocate.
Several local farmers will talk about their experiences in setting up dung beetle nurseries on their farms for breeding purposes (including new species released in Australia) and why they are doing this.
There will be an opportunity to visit a dung beetle nursery site after lunch.
Date – Tuesday 1st March
Time – 10am morning tea – 10:30am discussion & presentations – 12:30pm lunch (provided)
Location – Sherwood Park Orchard Packing Shed – 3165 Princes Hwy, Bunyip
Places are limited to 50 people due to Covid restrictions and RSVP is essential for catering & covid requirements. Book now to reduce risk of missing out.
RSVP by Tuesday 22nd Feb https://www.trybooking.com/BWOTY
Learn more about Dung beetles here https://vimeo.com/433837620
Brought to you by Cannibal Ck Landcare Group and Western Port Catchment Landcare Network