Let’s Learn About Platypus!

This information session details ways we’re helping conserve the platypus and how you can report sightings of the platypus in Penrith. We are co-hosting with Mulgoa Valley Landcare and will be joined by special guest speakers.

Wednesday 27 March update: This event has booked out. If you're still interested in attending, join our waitlist! (Register below.)

Did you know we have platypus in Penrith? It's important that we help conserve this species and help them thrive so their population can increase. (Platypus have been sighted near the Nepean Rowing Club where we’re hosting this event!)

Special guest speakers include:

  • Dr Michelle Ryan from Western Sydney University is a local platypus researcher who will be talking to us about the platypus and the latest on her research.
  • Tom Covell from Hooked on Nature is an ecologist and educator who will take us on a water bug themed activity to learn more about what the platypus eat and how you can get involved in reporting sightings.

The information session is free, but bookings are required to secure your spot. Light refreshments will be provided.

Do you have yabby traps?

We’ve partnered with OzFish for this event to be a Yabby Trap Drop Spot

Bring along any old and unwanted opera house yabby traps and get an Oar-Gee Plow lure. Opera house nets are illegal in NSW and those collected will be recycled into useful products for anglers, with the proceeds being used to support habitat restoration.

About Lets Learn About Platypus

This platypus education event is funded through the NSW Government’s Western Sydney Infrastructure Grants Program. Mulgoa Valley Landcare Group will be receiving $427,500 as part of this $2 Billion program delivering transformational infrastructure across Western Sydney.

Dates & Times

No upcoming occurrences.