Sunday Feb 16 8:30 am
Duration: 2 hours
Join butterfly researcher Julia Leone and entomologist Graham Brown for a wander through the fire experiment plots at Territory Wildlife Park. This is an active research site in an area of the park not generally open to visitors.
Explore the tropical savanna under differing fire regimes; Julia will demonstrate some of the methods she uses to survey butterflies and we will see differences in the vegetation and ground layer between recently burned plots and plots that have not been burned for over 20 years. For those interested in other wildlife besides butterflies, other insects, birds, and more abound!
Meet in the visitor carpark; we will carpool out to the experiment plots. The dirt tracks are likely to be wet and muddy and this will help minimise damage to the tracks.
Bring: enclosed footwear, water, sunscreen, mozzie repellent, sunglasses and broad brimmed hat. Optional: binocs, camera.
Please Note: this field trip does not include free entry into the public displays of the Wildlife Park but you are of course more than welcome to stay on after the field trip and make a day of it as a paying visitor.