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La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary

La Trobe Avenue

Bundoora, VIC 3083

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La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary - Citizen Science Event

Come and help monitor arboreal mammals, birds and bats that utilise the nest boxes and natural tree hollows throughout the La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary.

It's easy! Each volunteer will be allocated a tree or ‘stag’ to watch for one hour at sunset and will record any animals they observe emerging or entering nest boxes and hollows. This valuable data helps our biodiversity staff to monitor native animal populations, nest box usage and peak activity times in the Sanctuary.

Registrations are essential and numbers are limited.

Registrations will open approx 4 weeks prior to the event and will close 12pm on the day before the event.



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Can I get tickets for multiple people?

Definitely! However, as we need names of each person attending the event, we do require each person to register separately.

Do I need any specialised knowledge or skills?

No! While we love to have volunteers who have a background knowledge of our local flora and fauna, it is not essential. Each citizen science event starts with a briefing to let you know what you will be doing.

Can children attend this event?

There is no minimum age requirement to take part in this citizen science event, but please be mindful that our volunteers are generally required to either sit either record calls or observe wildlife.

So, providing children can sit quietly in the dark for an expended period of time with out getting bored, they are welcome to attend. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Why do you need name and mobile number for each person?

You will be heading into the Sanctuary after dark, so as a safety precaution we accurate details (name and contact number) for each person attending the event. The mobile number is so that we can contact you in the event of an emergency.

I can't stay until the end of the event, am I able to leave early?

Due to the way we run these events, we need you to be able to stay until the scheduled finish time. If you were to leave early then you may not be able to do the survey for the allocated time or you may interupt other groups who are recording at a different site.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any questions, please contact us on (03) 9479 1206 or wildlife@latrobe.edu.au

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