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Wild Koala Day – Weeding

May 7 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

$30

Feel the need to get active and connect with nature?

This year we’re celebrating Wild Koala Day by getting our hands dirty and doing essential work to protect and expand the habitat of the wild koalas living in the You Yangs. If you come along to this event you will:
– Spend the whole time outdoors connecting with nature
– Remove invasive weeds that threaten koala habitat
– Help us save wild koalas in the You Yangs and the Western Plains
– Take nature walks with koala researchers

Participants will be removing Boneseed, an invasive but soft and safe-to-handle weed, in the outdoors in the You Yangs hills. It is surprisingly rewarding and fun, and all ages can do it! We remove it because Boneseed infestations damage koala habitat, and smother other plants needed for native wildlife.

Boneseed removal is chemical-free, doesn’t need any special equipment and is easy!  You will be given guidance by a leader, and you can be allocated patches to remove weeds only in the company of your own family, or by yourself if you prefer.

At the end of the weeding activity, morning tea will be conducted sitting on logs in the Bush.

Part of the day will be spent searching for wild koalas in their natural habitat. You will be accompanied by a researcher who will guide you through the You Yangs park. If/when we find koalas, your guide will explain to you to our non-intrusive koala research, and tell you about the life history of the koala (note: there is no guarantee of seeing koalas). Other wildlife will be seen too, including many species of birds, and sometimes Eastern Grey Kangaroos, Swamp Wallabies, Echidnas and lizards.

This activity is complying with Covid-Safe guidelines.  All staff and participants are fully vaccinated. We are no longer providing use of shared binoculars or gardening gloves, and all participants must bring a reusable drinking cup if they want coffee or tea.

Please note that face masks are recommended outdoors when a physical distance of 1.5m cannot be maintained. Upon arrival you will be required to check in and show your vaccination certificate.

Details

Date:
May 7
Time:
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Cost:
$30
Event Category:

Venue

Little River, Victoria
10/14 Flinders Street
Little River, Victoria 3211 Australia
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