An evening of wildlife in the Capertee Valley

Published 17 April 2015. Would you like to know more about the mammals, reptiles and frogs of our region?...

Would you like to know more about the mammals, reptiles and frogs of our region?

Central Tablelands LLS will be hosting a workshop on the Wildlife of the Capertee Valley on Saturday 18 April, 3-9pm.

The Capertee Valley is renowned for its unique birdlife, attracting visitors from all over the world. The protected riparian vegetation along the fertile river flats attracts a multitude of birds, including the endangered regent honeyeater.

The Capertee Valley National Park is also home to many native mammals like kangaroos, wallaroos, wallabies and gliders.

Local ecologist, Kurtis Lindsay, will provide an insight into the wildlife of the area, including local threatened species. Kurtis will also talk about search techniques for mammal, reptile and frog species, identification of important habitat features, tips on how to re-create habitat for local species and nesting box installation.

The workshop will be held at 'Port Maquarie', a historic 1920s homestead located in the Capertee National Park.

The workshop is free, with afternoon tea and a BBQ dinner provided.

The evening will also include spotlighting to search for local species such as the threatened spotted quoll and sugar glider.

If you would like to attend the workshop there are limited places still available but you will need to contact Huw Evans at the CT LLS Lithgow office by 5 pm today; or 0425 764 069.

Please wear sturdy walking shoes and bring a chair, water bottle and a torch or head lamp. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.