2019 Margaret River Bioblitz

Nature Conservation’s Annual Margaret River Bioblitz is on again on the weekend of 2-3 November. Join scientists and environment experts for nature interpretive walks to learn about the special flora and fauna found in the bushland of the Margaret River region.

This year we have the ever popular nocturnal nightstalk on again. Participants will get the opportunity to view Western ringtail possums in their natural habitat as well as the possibility of spotting owls, bats and other nocturnal fauna along the way. The nocturnal nightstalk will be conducted in the A Class Reserve where we are always assured of running into ringtails. Participants are asked to meet in the car park off Carters Road opposite the Margaret River Distillery.

If you are up early on Sunday join Dr Boyd Wykes, retired ornothologist in bushland around Wharncliffe Mill on an early bird watching experience. Later in the morning Nature Conservation’s Biodiversity Officer, Drew McKenzie will take participants on a native plant discovery walk and to round off the morning we are fortunate to have Wadandi cultural custodian Zac Webb joining us to lead an indigenous connections walk. All walks on the Sunday will leave from the RAC Nature Park Wharncliffe Mill carpark.

Join us for one or more of the Bioblitz activities. All activities are child friendly and we encourage you to bring along your children or grand children for the experience.

Bioblitz places are limited so please register early by contacting the Nature Conservation Office on 9757 2202 or sending us an email to [email protected]g.au