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March 9 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Dressed to impress- Photo- Tania Splawa-Neyman
Date: Saturday 9th of March
Time: 7.30 pm
Place: Yalukit Willam Nature Reserve (formally known as Elsternwick Park Nature Reserve)
Meet at the YWNA shed, near Elwood bowls club. Parking available inside the gates.
Fly by Night Survey Aims:
  • To create a baseline survey of nocturnal invertebrates and other fauna for comparison in longitudinal studies as changes and improvements are made in the reserve.
  • To gauge the health of the reserve by the number of species and variation of invertebrates and nocturnal fauna.
  • We will monitor and record a variety of invertebrate species using specialist equipment – multispectrum lamps and moth sheets.
  • Species will be photographed and images uploaded onto our iNaturalist project to generate data that will also contribute to citizen science. Please sign up to the iNaturalist app to upload your photographs so we can log our observations for our ongoing biodiversity monitoring www.inaturalist.org And please join our project here: https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/yalukit-willam-reserve-targeted-project
  • There will be a minimum of 2 stations in distinct areas of the reserve manned by at least 2 people at a time. There will be opportunity for movement between stations to observe the different invertebrate species across the reserve.
  • If uploading your photographs to iNaturalist from a camera without GPS location, the approximate coordinates for the stations are: Station one – Lat: -37.885608 Lon: 144.995728, Station two – Lat: -37.886782 Lon: 144.993340, Station three – Lat: -37.887019 Lon: 144.995464. We will let you know the numbers of the stations that are set up.
  • Small groups will conduct surveys across other areas of the reserve to identify additional nocturnal fauna such as possums, bats, frogs and fish.
  • Survey time for the invertebrate stations will be approximately 3hrs if the conditions are favorable.
  • Warm clothes (loose long sleeves, long pants)
  • Closed toes shoes
  • Snacks and water/thermos
  • Picnic rug or chair
  • Camera/phone with fully charged battery
  • Torch or head lamp
  • Insect repellent – in case there are mozzies about
We hope you can join us!
Kind regards,


March 9
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Dassi Herszberg
Tania Plawa-Neyman


172 Glenhuntly Rd
Brighton, Victoria 3186 Australia
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