Identification and role of dung beetles

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Identification and role of dung beetles

Following up on community interest, Holbrook Landcare is planning 3 events to look at dung beetles and learn about their role in the farming landscape.

The events kick off on the evening of Tuesday 26th April with a general community interest talk at the Holbrook RS from 7pm. Graeme Stevenson from Northern Tasmania will talk about the role of dung beetles and earthworms in natural soil health. Graeme has been very enthusiastic about dung beetles for a very long time! He comes to us from Landcare NW Tasmania, and has been a researcher with the Tasmanian Agricultural department.

On Wednesday morning 27th April, Belinda Pearce, former Local Landcare Facilitator with Kiewa Catchment Landcare Groups, will run a dung beetle identification workshop starting at 9:30 am at the Holbrook Library Complex. Belinda has many years of experience with dung beetles in a similar climatic zone to Holbrook, and put together a Dung Beetle Resource Package. She has developed her own ID sheet and run many ID workshops. This workshop is limited to 25 participants, so get in quick!

Finally, on the afternoon of 27th April, Graeme and Belinda will head out with us to ‘Blairgowrie’ to have a walk and talk about dung beetles on farm. Thanks to Dick Turnbull for hosting.

Please RSVP to HLN office to attend 1, 2 or all of these events.

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