Join us for a biological survey in uncharted territory this Easter long weekend!

Join us for a biological survey in uncharted territory this Easter long weekend!

From Bryan Haywood:

Are you wondering what you could do over Easter? Well, we have just the activity for you!

The Bangham district – just north of Frances – has not seen a biological survey for small mammals and reptiles for some 25 years. With the relatively new Geegeela Conservation Park and the NGT owned and managed Eaglehawk Waterhole ready to be explored, we thought it was about time to search and survey these sites to find out what native animals we have hanging on in the district.

Who knows what we’ll turn up in the woodlands of the Bangham district…

The Field Naturalist Society and SA Herpetology (reptile) groups are coming down from Adelaide especially for this event. They will be setting up pitfall lines, Elliott and cage traps to catch reptiles and ground dwelling mammals and ants, along with spotlighting transects for owls, possums and gliders, and setting up UV light traps for nocturnal insects. Flora surveys will also be conducted during the daytime. The group will be bush camping at Eaglehawk and all are welcome to join us for a night or more under the stars.

So if you’ve ever wondered what native animals and plants are around your area, then come along as we find out! The survey commences on Friday April 3 and finishes on Monday April 6.

For more information, contact Bryan Haywood, Senior Ecologist at Nature Glenelg Trust on 0427 001 853 or email 

Peter Johns and Mark Hutchinson check a tile for reptiles (Cath Dickson)

Pygmy Possum in a Banksia
(Cath Dickson)


Jonathan Tuck