Geelong Field Naturalists Club

The GFNC is a club for anyone interested in wildlife, plants, or conservation in the Geelong region.
The club holds monthly meetings (via a mix of Zoom and face to face) and excursions.
Most meetings have presentations from specialists in aspects of natural history and conservation.

Info on how to join is here
 
 

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Fauna Survey: Point Richards
Saturday 13 April 2024, 04:00pm - 11:00pm
Contact Barry Lingham 0417 115 109

We will survey the Point Richards Reserve at Portarlington. Bellarine Bayside manage the reserve and they are keen to have more information about any wildlife present. The wildlife at this interesting coastal reserve has been monitored by the GFNC in the past, using bat surveys, Elliot traps, frog surveys and bird walks. Unfortunately, the small native mammals of the area have all become extinct, but the reserve still has a range of frogs, reptiles, birds and some bats.

Saturday 13th April beginning at 4:00pm. (sunset is around 6pm - note daylight saving is finished by then)
Meet
at the gate opposite 135 Point Richards Road
Stay
until the end (around 10:30 to 11pm) or leave when you wish.

  • The harp traps will be set and a bird walk undertaken.
  • Motion cameras will be set up and left for two weeks.
  • We will break for a meal around 5:45pm - there are several food venues nearby or bring your own picnic dinner.
  • The harp traps will be monitored to check on captured bats until well after dark.
  • Some spotlighting will be undertaken and frog calls recorded and sent via the Frog ID app.
  • Invertebrate photos will be sent to iNaturalist.

Bring warm clothes, insect repellent, a torch with fully charged batteries and a camera.
A portable chair could be useful.

 

Location Point Richards
Contact Barry if you plan to attend
Check here for any changes to the planned activities - harps traps cannot be used in windy weather.