Wild Pollinator Count with Luis Mata

Next date: Saturday, 20 November 2021 | 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Join Dr Luis Mata from the University of Melbourne at Edendale to explore the idea of Pollinator Observatories - networks of flowering plants where you can survey plant-insect interactions.

Learn about:

  • the important role insect pollinators play in urban environments
  • how to set up a pollinator observatory in your own garden
  • what indigenous plants are best suited to attract our indigenous insect pollinators
  • how to survey the insect pollinators that visit your observatory.

As this event is during the Spring Wild Pollinator Count  (Nov 14 to 21) we are planning to spend some time observing and recording the insects we see during our time in the gardens at Edendale.

The Wild Pollinator Count gives you an opportunity to contribute to wild pollinator insect conservation in Australia. 

Proudly brought to you as part of Nillumbik Shire Council’s annual Spring Outdoors program in conjunction with Manningham and Banyule councils.

About Dr Luis Mata

Dr Luis Mata is an ecologist with a keen interest in insects, urban biodiversity, community science, science communication, and nature photography. He is particularly interested in exploring how to bring nature back into cities and seeks to raise awareness of the importance of beneficial insects in urban environments.

What you will learn

  • How to set up a Pollinator Observatory
  • How to contribute to the citizen science project called The Wild Pollinator Count

What you will get

  • Knowlege and experience

Parking Info

While there is some parking available at the front of Edendale we would  encourage you to investigate some more sustainable transport options including:

  • Riding your bike
  • Public Transport 
  • Walking
  • Car pooling

Some overflow parking may be available at Eltham North playground

What to bring

  • Pen and paper, Hat, sun screen, closed shoes

What to wear

  • Farm casual

Appropriate for

  • Home gardeners, urban farmers, permaculture, nature lovers, families

Please note, this event will be subject to current Victorian Government COVID-19 guidelines.

Should the event be cancelled a full refund will be issued.

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If you have accessibility requirements please contact edendale@nillumbik.vic.gov.au to discuss

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When

  • Saturday, 20 November 2021 | 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location

While there is some parking available at the front of Edendale we would encourage you to investigate some more sustainable transport options including:
-Riding your bike
-Public Transport
-Walking
-Car pooling
Some overflow parking may be available at Eltham North playground

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