Monitoring Your Patch Workshop

*If you can no longer sign up because spots are full, please email [email protected] and we will put you on the wait list and notify you of future events.*


A practical, hands-on workshop covering: 

 - The National Standards for the practice of Ecological Restoration in Australia, and how they underpin the data we collect and what we do as a group

 - Flora ID with Sharon Young

 - Fauna monitoring: tracks, scats, how to use a wildlife monitoring camera and upload photos onto your computer, how to use a bird recorder

 - How and when to use a GPS 

 - How to record, keep and upload your flora, fauna and GPS data: old-school techniques, databases such as the Natural Values Atlas (desktop and app), and other apps such as eBird

 - How this data can be used /why it's important 

 - Useful tools and resources to assist you in the field e.g. National Standards for Ecological Restoration, flips, guides, plant and bird ID apps

 - Connecting you with local mentors who can assist your group with monitoring and provide advice if needed 


By the end of the workshop, every participant will have successfully identified plants, identified evidence of specific fauna, set up a wildlife monitoring camera, made a bird recording, familiarised themselves with a GPS, made a GPS point, and uploaded at least one piece of data onto a database app such as the NVA.

The aim is that you will feel confident and able to successfully monitor your patch, and if you need help, you know where to get it. 

Please carpool if you can! There is limited parking. 

Lunch is provided by Oliver's Bakery, along with tea and coffee. Please email [email protected] or call 6234 7117 if you have any dietary requirements. Bring your own water bottle. 


This event is funded by the Braddon Volunteer Grants supported by Gavin Pearce MP, and donations to the Tasmanian Landcare Fund by the JM Roberts Charitable Trust. 

January 21, 2023 at 9:30am - 3pm
Reid Street Reserve (access from Northern End, on Reid St, park on side of road)
Reid St
West Ulverstone, TAS 7315
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Evie Drinnan · · 6234 7117

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