Bug Catch 2019

What you’ll learn

This Upskill in Ecology weekend camp combines nature-based learning and defined ecological skills.

Participate in an invertebrate survey across Aroona. Focus on sampling in ecotypes that match plant camp – dry rainforest and sclerophyll – and sample aquatic invertebrates at the property’s springs.

Event details

This event is co-hosted by the Ecology Centre, the Entomological Society of Queensland and the Queensland Trust for Nature.

Date: 23–25 February 2019

Open to: Ecology Centre members, and staff and students from the School of Biological Sciences and its respective centres

Location: Queensland Trust for Nature’s Aroona property, in the Little Liverpool Range/Main Range in South East Queensland

You’ll travel by bus to Aroona and have access to the property’s accommodation, fridges and gas for barbecues.

What to bring: $25 donation to cover food, and your own camping gear

We’ll provide teaching collection materials such as Berlese funnels, nets, tweezers, ethanol, sample jars, plastic guttering, cloths (for making lures), pins, foam, cards and sample storage boxes.

Registration: to register for this event, email us at ecology@uq.edu.au.

Event insights

This camp has ended. See our Upskill in Ecology blog post for a wrap-up of the weekend, including insights, highlights and photos.