Wings of Spring: a summary

Our inaugural Wings of Spring event was held last weekend, and now the process of documenting and identification is underway in earnest.

Loads of moths, a huge diversity of other insects, a handful of butterflies - including one very special one! - and spiders, large and small. Not a bad haul for just a few hours! The sightings are currently being uploaded to the Atlas of Life: Coastal Wilderness NatureMapr database … a collaborative task involving expert moderators and all participants.

Here is a small glimpse …

MOTHS OF THE FOREST - BOURNDA

Friday night, 9th Nov, led by Glenn Cocking

 Light trapping, late at night

Light trapping, late at night

 

BUTTERFLIES & OTHER INSECTS - PANBOOLA

Saturday, 10th Nov, led by Suzi Bond & Stuart Harris

 Surveying Panboola

Surveying Panboola

We thank our special guest presenters and experts: Glenn Cocking, Suzi Bond, and Stuart Harris. All three travelled from Canberra for the event, and were very generous in sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm for citizen science.