Have you ever had that magical moment of spotting a platypus in the wild?
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.
We’ll talk through the best ways to spot a platypus and how to not get tricked by other creatures.
We’ll also net and look at the water bugs to see what platypus food is in the area.
We’ll then invest time to watch and wait for a platypus to reveal itself.
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.
Be quick to RSVP for more information and to join us at our upcoming platy-project event!
Image: Young platypus on a log in McMahons Creek, Yarra Ranges, Victoria. Credit: Doug Gimesy.