8 November 2019

'Wings of Spring' take flight this weekend from Eden to Kameruka

| Ian Campbell
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Insect Ramble

Bega Valley Shire Council is partnering with Atlas of Life to host an Insect Ramble! Photo: Atlas of Life Facebook.

You are invited to join local naturalists and visiting entomologists and ecologists on a search for butterflies, beetles, grasshoppers and bugs along the foreshore of Lake Curalo in Eden this Sunday.

Bega Valley Shire Council is partnering with Atlas of Life to host an Insect Ramble!

Council’s Natural Assets Officer, Jessica O’Brien, believes the event is a golden opportunity to participate in a citizen science project.

“The Insect Ramble is a great opportunity for locals to learn about the biodiversity of our natural environment and share insights with experts in the field,” she says.

The Lake Curalo Foreshore Reserve is a biodiverse patch of regenerating wetland and edge habitat within Eden’s town boundaries. The Reserve is a refuge for a variety of birds, but we will be on the search for any insects we can find, with wings or without.

Insect experts Dr Roger Farrow and Stuart Harris will be in attendance to help with the search, sharing their enthusiasm for insects and other invertebrates.

The event is part of a larger ‘Wings of Spring’ weekend taking place all across the shire, which includes a series of events hosted by the Atlas of Life, including a bird walk at Kameruka on Saturday morning and a presentation on pollination and insect-eating plants at the Tura Marrang Library on Saturday afternoon.

Participants for Sunday’s Insect Ramble need to meet at Lakeside Drive in Eden at 10 am and are asked to bring sun smart clothing, sensible shoes, a camera, binoculars for bird watching, lots of water and lunch. People of all ages are welcome, however those under 15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Click HERE for more details on the Insect Ramble and click HERE to explore the full Wings of Spring program.

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