Seeking participants for Water Mouse workshop & surveys

Calling all citizen scientists!  Are you interested in the mysterious Water Mouse (Xeromys myoides)

Water mouse (Xeromys myoides). Photo: QLD Museum

B4C is looking for volunteer citizen scientists to be part of water mouse surveys in lower Bulimba Creek. Learn how to conduct habitat assessments, identify nest and feeding middens and conduct camera trap monitoring.  The project for this threatened species is being run in partnership with ecologist Dr Ed Meyer.

Successful applicants will be invited to a workshop on Sunday 8th August, before participating in the monitoring program. 

  • First survey event – Habitat assessment and camera monitoring August/September 2021 (Dates TBC)
  • Second survey event – camera monitoring October/November 2021 (Dates TBC) 
  • Third survey event – camera monitoring May/June 2022 (Dates TBC) 

*Dates subject to change due to Covid-19 restrictions  

Citizen scientists monitoring for water mouse

To be eligible for the program you must: 

  • Have an interest in the Xeromys myoides and/or mangrove ecological communities (experience not necessary). 
  • Have the physical fitness and stamina to conduct field work in the challenging mangrove environment (full day of field work) – mud, inclement weather, mosquitoes and sand flies. But there are some opportunities for desk-based data analysis.
  • Be available for the workshop, and be committed to attending at least one day for each of the three survey periods. 
  • Be enthusiastic and willing to be part of the team, able to follow directions.

EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST NOW

Email b4c@bulimbacreek.org.au to express your interest today! Let us know how you address the above points and any other relevant/interesting info. Applications close C.O.B. Tuesday 3rd August.  

Interested in learning more about the mysterious Water Mouse but not able to commit to the field work? Don’t worry, you’ll be able to learn more about the Water Mouse in future education / information events that we’ll be scheduling down the track.

The project is funded by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science’s Community Sustainability Action grant program for Threatened Species. 

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