On the Trail Workshops
20 July 2019
Presenter - Dr Mark Runkovski from Natura Pacific
Having spent years conducting regen projects for the European Union, Mark offered a GREAT perspective on the challenges and solutions to successful bush regen... and the fun fact that the Gold Coast has more plant species than several countries in the EU combined - approximately 1,400 plant species and 600 or so animal species!
Platypus & Their Habitat
22 June 2019
Presenter - Rosalinde Brinkman, Exec. Dir. Gold Coast Catchment Association
We saw a real platypus! - and learned that water bugs are the main diet of a platypus plus how to create a healthy platypus habitat.
Water Bugs & Frogs
25 May 2019
Presenter - John Pumpurs of NaturaPacific
Good news!! We identified several "sensitive" (level 8) water bugs in our Toc Toc creek water indicating a healthy waterway.
See that "stick" on the bottom of this rock? It's actually a caddisfly larvae (encased). A level 8 "sensitive" water bug.
And we found several of them!
A sign of a healthy waterway. :)
Wildlife & Koalas
27 April 2019
Presenter - Bastian Steinrucken of NaturaPacific
Heaps of fun facts about koalas!
Plus it was amazing how so many different wildlife species can use the trees, leaves, grasses and creek.