Wild Pollinators: two big events

Spring is now in full swing on the south coast, and we encourage everyone to be on the lookout … particularly when it comes to pollinating insects. Here are two more ways that you can be involved in citizen science this month:

Wild Pollinator Count

Take 10 mins between 11th and 18th November, make a ‘Wild Pollinator Count’, and add your data to this large-scale, annual survey. It’s simple and you’ll be helping increase our knowledge of important insects in our region.

Merimbula Star-hair Pollinators

(photos above: Anna Murphy, OEH SOS)

The Merimbula star-hair (Astrotricha sp. Wallagaraugh) is an endangered shrub found in only two places in NSW, in bushland at Tura Beach and along the banks of the Wallagaraugh River. 

Little is known about the Merimbula Star-hair. We don’t know how the plant reproduces or which pollinators visit them. 

This year, the Bega Valley Shire Council, Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness, National Parks and Wildlife Service and the Office of Environment and Heritage are working in collaboration with the Wild Pollinator Count to answer some of these questions. 

Saturday 24th November 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 

Tura Beach Country Club, 4 The Fairway, Tura Beach 

This is a FREE event 

For more information or to register your interest contact:
Anna Murphy
02 6229 7175 or merimbula.starhair@environment.nsw.gov.au