Life history of echidnas to be told in Victor Harbor

The short-beaked Echidna will be the main topic at an information night on August 10. Photo courtesy of Martin Stokes.

The short-beaked Echidna will be the main topic at an information night on August 10. Photo courtesy of Martin Stokes.

The Inman River Catchment Landcare Group and the South Coast Environment Centre will host Echidna CSI at Carrickalinga House in Victor Harbor.

It is an Echidna Conservation Science Initiative and if you love echidnas and see them regularly and want to learn how to become involved, then this forum is a must. 

Scientists are keen to learn more about the secret life of these unique egg-laying mammals in the wild, through collecting photos and scats for analysis. They are calling for help from the community.

Professor Frank Grutzner, Dr Peggy Rismiller OAM and PhD candidate Tahlia Perry will present at the forum and speak on the life history of echidnas, the Echidna CSI project and undertake a scat workshop.

People are invited to bring along any scats they may have found. The event is on Friday, August 10, at 6.30pm at Carrickalinga House on the corner of Hill and Torrens streets, Victor Harbor.

Children are welcome, refreshments available and the event is free. Please register at SCEC on 8552 9423 or info@scecentre.com.au or at Sinclair Florist, Ocean Street, Victor Harbor on 8552 1261.

The event is supported by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board.

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