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 various climatic zones in Australia.
Russ conducts monthly monitoring on over 100 intensive surveillance sites over one to two years to definitively establish where various beetle species have adapted regionally and become successfully established.
Russ will talk about: benefits of beetles, beetles found in Gippsland, beetle ID, DBEE project, how to live capture and relocate.
In addition Ron Sawyer (local farmer) will talk about his experiences in trying to rear beetles on his farm with a dung beetle nursery.
Where: Labertouche Community Centre 440 Labertouche Rd, Labertouche VIC 3816 https://goo.gl/maps/B3rsLwkHb9jtLPJJ7 & then Jim’s farm to look for beetles & identify them
When: Tues 23rd March 2021
Time: 10am – Morning tea
10:30am-12:45pm – Presentation and farm walk (limited to 50 people)
Please note the following details;
Limited to 50 people. Please do not register if you cannot attend.
Registration required for Covid-19 requirements.
Register online at https://www.trybooking.com/BPKZA by Sunday 21st March
Do not attend if you are unwell
For more information please text or email Peter on 0402 650382 or firstname.lastname@example.org