VNPA "Caught on Camera" Community Day
You're invited to a great Community Day for VNPA Caught on Camera project on Saturday 15th March in Trentham.
VNPA NatureWatch Caught on Camera project in the Wombat State Forest was an exciting success in 2013. Our wonderful volunteers put in a great effort and captured thousands of images of wildlife and important data.
And now we're very excited to be continuing the project in this beautiful location in 2014.
At the Community Day, we'll be...
- Listening to a presentation on the Wombat State Forest and looking at all we achieved as part of the Caught on Camera project last year.
- We'll then enjoy a delicious lunch together - don't worry, we'll bring the food!
- After lunch, newcomers and those wanting a refresher will be trained to set up motion-sensing cameras at the first set of monitoring sites.
It will be a great chance to meet friends, learn new skills and take a look at some of the amusing, charming and scientifically important images we have collected.
When: Saturday 15 March 2014, 10am-2pm.
Where: Trentham Neighbourhood Centre and Wombat State Forest.
Why: Because we love our mammals and this will be a great chance to contribute to research into the impact of fire
Registration: You can book your spot on EventBrite.
There will also be regular monitoring days over April-June 2014.
Kind regards, from your new NatureWatch coordinator! See you in the forest.
NatureWatch / Community Projects Coordinator
Phone: 03 9347 5188 (Thu/Fri)
Here's a snapshot of Caught on Camera 2012-13 in the Wombat Forest
So far, we've recorded 13 native mammals, including:
- Mountain Brushtail Possums
- Eastern Grey Kangaroos
- Brush-tailed Phascogales
- Black Wallabies
- Bush Rats
- Agile Antechinus
- Dusky Antechinus
And 5 exotic mammals:
- Domestic dog
- Feral goats
NatureWatch is the Victorian National Parks Association's community monitoring program. The VNPA is dedicated to the protection of Victoria's unique natural environment and biodiversity.