Barrett Street Weir to welcome Bio-Blitzers on Sunday

Nature Conservation is urging members of the local community to join them at the Margaret River Bioblitz 2017 on Sunday September 17.  

According to Nature Conservation Executive Officer Caroline Hughes, this year’s Bioblitz will be held at Barrett Street Weir and will be a fun interactive day of activities for the whole family.

“The Bioblitz gives the community the opportunity to learn about the array of plants and animals that live in local bushland in the heart of Margaret River,” Ms Hughes said.

“Participants will be able to interact with local scientists checking fauna traps, surveying for birds and wildflowers and spotlighting in the evening for possums, bats and owls. 

“There will also be opportunities to learn about the fish and crustaceans that live in the Margaret River and experience indigenous connections to the river environment with local Wardandi community members.”

Year 3 students from seven local primary schools will also have the chance to participate in this year’s Bioblitz.

“On Wednesday September 20 more than 200 'Our Patch' students will converge on the Barrett Street Weir for a half day of environmental activities.

“The two day Bioblitz event is aimed at raising community awareness of the flora and fauna of the Margaret River region and inspiring the community to value, respect and care for the special natural environment of the region.”

Bioblitz places are limited and interested community members should contact Nature Conservation on 9757 2202 or to register.

For more information on the BioBlitz Program visit Nature Conservation on Facebook.