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Biodiversity and land use field days

North West Local Land Services launched its Biodiversity and Land Use Field Days series today. The field days are funded by Catchment Action NSW and run right across the North West region from October to November.

All community members with an interest in land management are invited to find out more about biodiversity and land use in this very hands-on series. Activities include spotlighting for wild animals, plant and bird identification, water quality testing and test result interpretation.

Col Easton from North West Local Land Services said the field days provide the opportunity to find out about the benefits remnant vegetation provide to the productive landscape and how to capitalise on this.

“I encourage people to come along and try a range of hands-on activities which help you learn more about biodiversity, water quality, rivers and catchments,” Mr Easton said.

A mix of day time and twilight field days includes:

  • “Peel Safari” Tamworth on 19 October
  • “Quipolly Safari” (near Quirindi) on 28 October
  • “What Tree or Shrub is that? Field Day” at Hanging Rock on 2 November
  • “What Tree or Shrub is that? Field Day” at Bingara on 4 November
  • “Discover Your Local Special Place, Field Day” at Black Jack near Gunnedah on 11 November
  • “Discover Your Local Special Place, Field Day” at Terry Hie Hie on 16 November
  • “Discover Your Local Special Place, Field Day” at Mosquito Creek near Warialda on 18 November
  • “By the River Field Day” at Wee Waa on 28 November
  • “By the River Field Day” at Walgett on 29 November

All activities are free of charge and include meals. Numbers are strictly limited. Download more information or contact Col Easton on 6764 5940.

Bookings are essential -  search field day by name or Local Land Services.

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Media contact: Col Easton, 02 6764 5940