(Well, not actual talking Echidnas, but talking about Echidnas is exciting too!)
It’s a way off, but be sure to circle Friday August 29 on your calendar as NGT will be hosting the world’s foremost echidna expert Dr Peggy Rismiller for our final Up Close event for 2014. Peggy is making the trip down to the Mount for a talk about elusive echidnas and goannas, and her experiences as a research ecologist on Kangaroo Island. It’s sure to be a fascinating hour! The free talk starts at 7pm at the Mount Gambier City Hall (enter via Cave Gardens) with refreshments afterward, and is suitable for all ages – so bring the family along.
About Dr Peggy Rismiller OAM
Dr Rismiller is well known for her echidna and goanna research, and is the author of the book Echidnas: Australia’s Enigma. In the late 1980s she moved from the US to Kangaroo Island where she runs the research program at the Pelican Lagoon Research Centre. As well as hosting Peggy and her team, the centre is also home to a rotating cast of researchers from around the world who drop in to study the unique ecology of the island. In 2006, Peggy was awarded the Order of Australia for services to science.
More information about Dr Rismiller and the Research Centre can be found here: http://www.echidna.edu.au/about_us/about_us.html