Why Koala Conservation Days?
Koala Conservation Days are part of Echidna Walkabout's 16 year citizen-science Koala Research Project.
Part of the day will be spent assisting the Koala Researcher locate the grey furry bears, up in their natural habitat, the eucalyptus trees. An experienced researcher will demonstrate techniques to find koalas in the Australian Bush.
What happens once a koala is spotted?
Once a koala is found, the Koala researcher will show you how they photograph it, GPS locate it, and note their behaviour and tree species.
Most of the koalas in the area are known to Janine and Roger– some for many years. In 1998 Janine invented a method to identify the koalas without touching them, using natural nose markings.
What do koalas do?
Koalas are well known for sleeping and eating, but they also 'fly'. The Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours have put together a video on one of their known wild koalas Truganina doing the The Flying Koala; where they jump from branch to branch. Imagine the excitement in seeing that!
Why should I help weed for koalas?