Volunteers Are Blackwood’s Best

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The Blackwood Basin Group (BBG) held a morning tea for the macroinvertebrate citizen scientist volunteers at Tasty Edibles in Greenbushes.

For the last two years the Blackwood Basin Group has been gratefully accepting help from a dedicated group of volunteers.  Every week they meet up at the Greenbushes Community Gardens to collect, process, preserve, and identify the insects inhabiting the Greenbushes wetlands as a part of the federally funded Priority Bittern and Waterbird project.

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Picture caption: BBG volunteers modelling their new jackets: Standing from left to right:  Anthony Ross, June Kirwan-Bennett, Brooke Janitz, Helen Shields, Paul Van Heurck, Ian Mann, Brett Matthews, Charlotte Balcombe, Bill Edwards. Sitting from left to right:  Felicity Littleton, Pam Kazandis, Heather McQueen, Sharon Barker, Margaret Jakobson (BBG Project Officer), Brian Chambers (BBG Program Manager)

With another year to go this group goes from strength to strength, always welcoming in new members and constantly finding new species to examine.  Their interests range all through the natural environment, from birds and mammals, to reptiles and insects, and fungi and orchids getting seasonal investigations.

To say thank you the BBG gave out rain jackets with the BBG logo on it while making sure everyone there enjoyed a well-earned sit down with coffee and cakes.

If anyone is interested in joining this group, please contact Margaret Jakobson at the Blackwood Basin Group office 9765 1555 or by emailing margaret@blackwoodbasingroup.com.au


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