BioBlitz - Leaf Litter

Saturday 12th of July 2014, 12:00 PM (6 years ago)

Contact: Dunedin City Council (DCC) | dcc@dcc.govt.nz | (03) 477 4000

Fine day: Leaf litter in the Botanic Garden will be put through a hand-held sieve onto a tray and the invertebrates will be identified using hand-held trays. Rainy day: A demonstration on sieving leaf litter for invertebrates will be quickly presented. Then, using microscopes set up on tables in the Botanic Garden Information Centre near the Winter Garden, some of the sieved insects, mites, pseudoscorpions and minute wingless wasps will be viewed under binocular microscopes and identified using books and keys. People will help themselves to the bag and look at the litter inhabitants in a Petri dish under a microscope. Free, bookings essential.