You’ll never forget your first platypus encounter. It’s a magical moment when this strange and adorable creature emerges from ripples in the water.

This September, we’re asking people to head down to their local creek or river, find a quiet place on the bank, try to spot a platypus and record what you see.

You might be surprised by the places the elusive platypus calls home. In urban rivers, suburban creeks, farm dams, and local reservoirs – a platypus is probably closer than you think!

By taking part in the platy-project month of action, you’ll help researchers understand more about this elusive animal and how we can better protect it.

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