Lachlan River Waterbug Blitz

Date: November 4, 2018
Time: 10am-2pm

Location:

Tynwald Park (Pavillion 4)
73 Hobart Rd, New Norfolk

Details:

DO YOU LIKE TO FISH?  HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHAT BUGS THE TROUT LIKE?  OR MAYBE YOU JUST LIKE TO HAVE FUN LOOKING AT BUGS THAT LIVE IN THE RIVER?

COME DOWN TO THE LACHLAN RIVER AND BE PART OF THE NATIONAL WATERBUG BLITZ

What are waterbugs?
Waterbugs are small invertebrates that live in freshwater. These can include the waterbased stages of many insects like dragonflies, damselflies, mayflies and caddisflies. Each type of waterbug has a certain sensitivity to pollution or water quality changes in their waterway. So the type and number of bugs found in a waterway can tell you how healthy it is.
What is the National Waterbug Blitz?
The National Waterbug Blitz is Australia’s first nationwide, citizen science, waterway monitoring event. In spring each year, Australians are encouraged to discover how healthy their local waterways and wetlands are, simply by exploring and identifying what waterbugs live in them. By using simple equipment and a phone app or key you can identify them.

For more information or to RSVP call Trish on 0477 207 440 or email
support@derwentcatchment.org

We will provide equipment but BYO Food and drink, gumboots or waders and reading glasses. If you have a smartphone download https://thewaterbugapp.com

This event is proudly supported by Inspiring Australia (Tasmania)

Event audience: Everyone