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ACF-AWR Platy Project Event 2 of 2

Sat 7 Oct, 2023 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Have you ever had that magical moment of spotting a platypus in the wild?

Join us at this event to learn where to look for, and how spot, platypus in the wild for this great ACF/UNSW #CitizenScience project.

We were so sorry to have to postpone our Platy-Project event on 23 September and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.  We now have 2 more events – 30 September 4 – 5.30 pm and 7 October 5 – 6.30 pm (this event)- and we hope you can join us.

We’re thrilled to be involved in the ACF and University of NSW citizen science Platy-Project again in 2023.

Join us and help researchers understand more about this elusive animal and how we can better protect it.

When: 7 October, 5 – 6.30 pm

Where: Willow Park, Car Park, Pearce Street, Wodonga, VIC.

What we’ll be doing:

  • We’ll talk through the best ways to spot a platypus and how to not get tricked by other creatures.
  • We’ll practise our platy spotting skills with a walk around the creek to identify the best platy spotting habitat.
  • We’ll also net and look at the water bugs to see what platypus food is in the area.

You may want to then invest time to watch and wait for a platypus to reveal itself at the end of the event.  We’ve been watching platypus in the area recently.

We can’t promise you will see a platypus, but you’ll be well equipped to keep looking for platypus at your nearest river or creek to help researchers understand more about this incredible creature and help prevent further declines in their numbers.

Join us at our upcoming platy-project event! 

RSVP for 7 October as soon as possible so you don’t miss out.  Places are limited to ensure the event is safe and the best experience for all of us.

Image: Young platypus on a log in McMahons Creek, Yarra Ranges, Victoria. Credit: Doug Gimesy.


Sat 7 Oct, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Willow Park carpark
Pearce Street
Wodonga, 3690 Australia
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