Join a platypus survey in Yarra Junction

Come help survey for platypus in Yarra Junction. Picture: ON FILE

Upper Yarra Landcare is encouraging locals to join them and Healesville Environment Watch Inc (HEWI) for an evening platypus survey by the Little Yarra River.

The survey will be held from 6.30pm to 9pm on Friday 1 March, with groups asked to meet at the Yarra Junction Recreation Reserve.

The evening will start with a chat about how to look for platypus and record observations before splitting into small groups to sit at good viewing sites for 45 minutes.

Attendees will also collect any litter between our meeting point at the playground, rotunda and river as part of Clean Up Day 2024.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own fold-up chair, cup and a drink, torch and binoculars if they have some. Wear warm clothing and covered footwear, and bring insect repellent. Suitable for ages 6 years and above. Light snacks will be provided.

Please reply by Wednesday 28 February with your name and contact number to Karen or 0418 999 936—children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.

Upper Yarra Ladncare also thanks Yarra Ranges Council for supporting this community engagement activity with a HEWI Community Partnerships Grant.