September 30, 2023
3pm - 6pm
Wendon Way Park
Bridgeman Downs, QLD 4035
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Platypus are unlike any other animal found on earth, but due to habitat destruction, bushfires, drought and pollution this freshwater icon is threatened with extinction. But you can help!
By mapping where platypus live we can track - and then prevent - declines in numbers.
There are places within the platypus’ range where sightings have never been recorded, or where they haven’t been seen for a long time. These are our biggest gaps in knowledge and just by spending some time in a local waterway, you can make a difference!
You can help researchers fill these gaps by visiting these priority areas, look for platypuses, and upload your findings.
Once again this September, we’re asking our community to head down to our local creek or river, find a quiet place on the bank, try to spot a platypus and record what we see.
Check the project website https://platy-project.acf.org.au/ to read more about the project and look at the map of habitat and sightings.
The best times to see platypus are dawn and dusk, so feel free to stroll through anytime from 3-6pm
We will be Welcomed to Country by a local Traditional Owner and we will also be joined by local platy expert Tamielle Brunt, so bring your interesting platy questions along!
Things you might like to bring:
Please be aware the closest public toilet is at Jacaranda Park, 158 Old Northern Rd, Albany Creek
If you are not currently a member of an ACF Community group you can find your nearest group here.
We can’t promise you will see a platypus, but we hope you will be motivated to continue looking by yourself in other waterways near you.