It's that time of the year again when European Wasps start grabbing everyone's (negative) attention on mass. It's a shame that one introduced species of insect takes up a such a dis-proportionate amount of our attention. This is at the expense for example of the thousands of native pollinating insects (like the Hover Fly in this blog) which generally fly under our radar but are busily doing their bit to sustain agriculture and the environment as a whole.
Not everyone is happy to accept this as being the status quo and are working hard to encourage people to take the time to look more closely at the little things in life and report what they see.
The Wild Pollinator Count, run by Dr Manu Saunders and Karen Retra, is in it's second year and will be running a week long count starting Sunday 15th November. This year they have teamed up with the Slopes to Summit (S2S) partnership of the Great Eastern Ranges Initiative, with funding from the NSW Government's Environmental Trust, and will run a series of events and workshops over the week.
Click here to find out how to get involved.
Better State Environments has been engaged by Holbrook Landcare Network (event managers) in relation to communications and media.