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Sat, 02 Sept

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Three dates and locations, see below

3 Twilight Spotlight Walks in Seymour (25/8, 31/8, 2/9)

This is your chance to look for gliders and learn about citizen science. Three events as part of the Gliders’ Biolink Corridors project in Seymour. Came to one or all three walks.

3 Twilight Spotlight Walks in Seymour (25/8, 31/8, 2/9)
3 Twilight Spotlight Walks in Seymour (25/8, 31/8, 2/9)

Time & Location

02 Sept 2023, 5:45 pm – 7:30 pm

Three dates and locations, see below

About the Event

These walks are organised by a local Landcare group, Hughes Creek Catchment Collaborative and will be guided by Ecologist Chris Pocknee from the Biolink Alliance, a partner in the Gliders Biolink Corridors project. Chris will bring a video camera and a thermal scope, that detects infra-red light. Other experts will be there to provide extra support during the walk and to show us how we can contribute to citizen science projects by recording our sightings with a GPS tracker.

Bring your own torch where possible; we have 6 head torches to share and a few more hand torches. Please wear warm clothes and sturdy shoes/boots.

Dates and locations may be subject to change, in which case we’ll send you an update (please check your email or Seymour Urban Landcare's or BEAM's Facebook pages). Email Vanessa  at SeymourUrbanLandcare@gmail.com for more information and to RSVP.

- Friday 25th at 5:45 pm, meeting at the end of Bolton St, off Emily St, in Seymour. We will walk on a path along the Goulburn River up to where the Whiteheads creek merges in (about 500 m). Level of difficulty: low, suitable for everyone. Watch out if wandering away from the path at dark, as there’s steep banks going straight into the river. Parking is available at the end of Bolton road (no through road), or nearby along Hanna St.

- Thursday 31st at 5:45 pm, meeting at Seymour Bushland Park, Telegraph Rd entrance. How to get there? from Seymour take the Goulburn Valley Highway towards Yea; past the Golf Course turn left into Telegraph Rd and after 1.3 km you’ll see a gate on your left. The gate will be open to allow for more parking spaces. We will walk on a path inside the reserve (fenced area), where there’s a few old trees with hollows, ideal for spotting some gliders. Low level of difficulty, suitable for everyone. The length of the walk will vary according to circumstances. Watch out for tripping hazards, especially if wondering away from the path and into the bush.

- Saturday 2nd of September at 5:45 pm, meeting at the end of Anglesey St (off Anzac Avenue, no through road). We will walk down to the Goulburn River, on a slope and uneven terrain and then on a path along the river for 1 km or more, according to circumstances. Participants can decide to leave earlier and go back to Anglesey St, provided that they have their own torch.  This walk will be a bit longer and may present more tripping hazards, compared to the previous ones.

Need more details? Email Vanessa  at SeymourUrbanLandcare@gmail.com for more information and to RSVP

See you there!

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