One of the area's most elusive natives, the platypus will be the topic of a free livestreamed Catchment Discovery talk in early October.
Scientists from the University of NSW, MidCoast Council and NSW Local Land Services will talk about this fascinating, shy, unique Australian monotreme.
"This free and informative event is designed to give you an insight into our unique waterways, the animals that live there and great tips on what you can do to protect this beautiful natural resource," MidCoast Council natural systems manager, Gerard Tuckerman said.
During the Zoom event University of NSW scientist, Gilad Bino will reveal the results of the latest research visit to Dingo Creek to better understand the impacts of droughts and fires on platypuses.
This free and informative event is designed to give you an insight into our unique waterways, the animals that live there and great tips on what you can do to protect this beautiful natural resource.Gerard Tuckerman
Dr Bino will summarise current knowledge of the extraordinary platypus as well as threats to its long term survival in the wild and the work that's underway to help support the platypus populations on the MidCoast.
This event is part of Hunter Local Land Services and MidCoast Council Catchment Discovery Program, which brings together some of the leading names in catchment research and conservation to share their findings and raise awareness of our amazing environments.
The event is free and will include an opportunity to ask the scientists questions.
It's easy to participate; visit the MidCoast Council Marine & Catchment Discovery Series page, and have a Zoom account set up on your device.
You'll be sent a link and then can join in at the allotted time for each event.
The event will be held on Wednesday, October 7 from 5.30pm
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