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Platypus Walk at the Queanbeyan River

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Sunday, 31 August 2014 - 4:30pm
Upper Murrumbidgee WaterwatchDid you know that platypus can be found throughout the Molonglo, Queanbeyan and Murrumbidgee Rivers and even in Lake Burley Griffin!  August is platypus month, when these shy and secretive creatures start becoming more active (and easier to spot) as they are feeding and finding mates in the lead up to their breeding season.   
 
For your chance to spot those platypus, join us for a Sunday afternoon platypus walk at the Queanbeyan River, meeting at the Isabella St footbridge, starting at 4:30pm. This event is suitable for all ages and there is no charge.

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Platypus Walk at the Queanbeyan River

Date: 

Sunday, 17 August 2014 - 4:30pm
 
Did you know that platypus can be found throughout the Molonglo, Queanbeyan and Murrumbidgee Rivers and even in Lake Burley Griffin!  August is platypus month, when these shy and secretive creatures start becoming more active (and easier to spot) as they are feeding and finding mates in the lead up to their breeding season.    
 

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Platypus Month

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Friday, 1 August 2014 (All day) to Sunday, 31 August 2014 (All day)
Upper Murrumbidgee WaterwatchDid you know that August is a great time to see Platypus in the ACT region?
 
Platypus can be found throughout the Molonglo, Queanbeyan and Murrumbidgee Rivers and even in Lake Burley Griffin!
 
Waterwatch is holding platypus walks and surveys in August to help everyone understand more about these marvellous monotremes.  You might even get to spot one of our shy and secretive friends in the wild!

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August Is Platypus Month in the ACT Region

Upper Murrumbidgee Waterwatch, in partnership with the Australian Platypus Conservancy, is again hosting a Platypus Count Census Month over August and are encouraging everyone to head down to their local waterway and report any platypus sightings.

According to Geoff Williams from the Australian Platypus Conservancy (APC), platypus are quite active towards to end of winter as food becomes scarce so they spend more time feeding. This makes August a good time to get a snapshot of where platypus are found in the region. But we need your help!

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Platypus walk

Meet at the the suspension bridge at the bottom of Isabella St, Queanbeyan.

Bring sun protection, wear sturdy shoes, weather-proof jacket - the walk will be going ahead rain or shine.

Future Twilight Walks from the suspension bridge have been planned for:

  • Sunday 8th September, 4:00 pm;
  • Sunday 13th October, 5:00 pm; and
  • Sunday 3rd November, at 5:30pm.

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