23rd Wimmera Biodiversity Seminar

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This year the 23rd Wimmera Biodiversity Seminar  will be held over 5 Thursday's commencing on Thursday, 3 September and finishing on Thursday, 1 October.

“From little things…” is the theme for this year’s event and focuses on the smaller but very important components of biodiversity and environmental ecosystems, including insects, fungi and even the little people that will go on to make the biggest differences. The program of presenters is varied to include topics from the local Wimmera area and beyond, all relating to this event theme.


23rd Wimmera Biodiversity Seminar No 4




Week 1 - Thursday, 3 September - 11am - 12.30pm - From Little Things....

Speaker 1 - Julie Andrew - Stawell Urban Landcare

Speaker 2 - Ange Turrell - Jallukar Landcare

Speaker 3 - Matilda Venn, Amateur Orchidologist - A love of orchids, the perspective of a high school student.

Recording of the 1st Wimmera Biodiversity Seminar on Thursday 3rd September 2020.

Week 2 - Thursday, 10 September - 11am - 12.30pm 
Why Insects Matter: Impacts of Fire and Evidence of Declines

Speaker 1 - Dr David Yeates, CSIRO - The Impact of Bushfires on Insects

Speaker 2 - Denis Crawford - Why the Decline of Insects Matters.


Recording of the 2nd Wimmera Biodiversity Seminar on Thursday 10th September 2020


Week 3 - Thursday, 17 September - 11am - 12.30pm - The Little Humans

Speaker 1 - Hannah Auld, Parks Victoria - Dunkeld Bush Kinder Program with Parks Victoria

Speaker 2 - Kate Pearce, Zoos Victoria

Recording of the 3rd Wimmera Biodiversity Seminar on Thursday 17 September 2020.


Week 4 - Thursday, 24 September - 11am - 12.30pm -The Little Marsupials

Speaker 1 - Emily Scicluna , La Trobe University - Fat Tailed Dunnarts

Speaker 2 - Josh Griffiths, Cesar - eDNA Platypus

Free event - Registration via https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/from-little-things-tickets-115670546719


View on the SWIFFT YouTube channel https://youtu.be/p2UWhJTUo9w

Week 5 - Thursday, 1 October - 11am - 12.30pm - Orchids & Fungi

Speaker 1 - Dr Noushka Rieter,Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria - Threatened Orchid Conservation in the Wimmera

Speaker 2 - Alison Pouliot - Fun times with the Fungi Expert

Free event - Registration via https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/from-little-things-tickets-115670546719

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