Mansfield – Striped Legless Lizard Survey

Sunday 28th September & Sunday 26 October, 2014.

Time: 9.00 am to Noon.

One of Mansfield’s best-kept secrets is hiding in the grass and under rocks and logs around our district. The Striped Legless Lizard is a Threatened species living on our doorstep, yet very few people know about this special animal. The Upper Goulburn Catchment is one of its last strongholds in Victoria.

Mansfield-Legless-Lizards-2014-small-(1)-3What to bring: BYO all personal items (snacks, water), clothing (appropriate for changeable weather), sturdy walking shoes, day-pack. Camera, electronic equipment, binoculars, gloves etc at your discretion. This survey is part of an on-going program to better understand the status of Striped Legless Lizards in the Goulburn Broken Catchment and develop conservation plans for its diminishing Grassy Woodland habitat. Local zoologist Bertram Lobert will lead the survey and help us learn more about these fascinating local lizards.

Note: The survey areas include slopes and uneven ground. Most of the activity will be spent walking at a gentle pace. Participants should only join-in to the extent they are comfortable and able.

Mansfield-Legless-Lizards-2014-small-(1)-2RSVP essential: Kerstie Lee 0400 613 344, or Bertram Lobert 0409 433 276.

Where to meet: We’ll tell everyone that RSVP’s where to meet, closer to the dates.

For more information about this project and Striped Legless Lizards in the Goulburn Broken Catchment, go to: Striped Legless Lizards in the Goulburn Broken Catchment.

This activity is presented by the Upper Broken River Landcare Group and supported by Up2Us Landcare Alliance and the Strathbogie Ranges Conservation Management Network.

This project is supported by the Victorian Government’s Communities For Nature program.

For more Biodiverstiy Spring events go to – http://biodiversityspring.wordpress.com/

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