Melbourne Water - WaterwatchSunday, 12 March 2023 - 2:00pm
Mackenzies Flat Picnic Area Lerderderg Gorge Road, DarleyWurundjeri and Dja Dja Wurrung Country
Join Melbourne Water and freshwater ecologist John Gooderham to survey the aquatic macroinvertebrates (or waterbugs) of the Lerderderg River, Darley.
Waterbugs are very important for the health of our waterways. They’re a key part of the food chain for animals such as the platypus, and can tell us a lot about the health of the ecosystem.
In this session, you’ll learn how to collect and identify live macroinvertebrates using the Agreed Level Taxonomy (ALT) process. Data collected will contribute to our citizen science waterbug monitoring program and biodiversity records.
If you have a smartphone, download and sign into The Waterbug App (free on Google Play or iTunes App Store) and bring it with you.
Children are welcome to attend if accompanied by an adult.
Please wear enclosed flat-soled shoes, long pants and clothing appropriate to the weather.
BYO lunch and water.