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Discover the waterbugs of Mullum Mullum Creek

  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Yarran Dheran Nature Reserve Visitors Centre
    Ashburton Drive
    Mitcham VIC 3132

  • Free - registration essential
10/12/2019 2:00pm 10/12/2019 3:00pm Australia/Melbourne Discover the waterbugs of Mullum Mullum Creek Yarran Dheran Nature Reserve Visitors Centre Ashburton Drive Mitcham 3132 VIC Melbourne Water [email protected]

Event Details

Mullum Mullum Creek is home to many different plants and animals, but have you seen the fascinating aquatic macroinvertebrate animals (or ‘waterbugs’) that live in the water?

Waterbug Census sampling by citizen scientists since 2014 has found a range of creatures in the creek, including caddisfly larvae, diving beetles and dragonfly larvae.

Learn more about Yarran Dheran, Mullum Mullum Creek and wonderful waterbugs and how important they are to the ecosystem, with presentations from guest speakers:

  • Gay Gallagher, Yarran Dheran Advisory Committee
    Presenting a short history of Yarran Dheran and its value in terms of the environment for humans and wildlife.

  • Nigel Philpot, Environmental Education Officer, Manningham Council
    Presenting on the Mullum Mullum Creek, it's water quality and how Waterwatch volunteers are involved with monitoring the creek.

  • John Gooderham, Freshwater Ecologist, The Waterbug Company
    Providing fascinating insight into the world of waterbugs that live in the creek, how they survive and their interesting characteristics. John will also explain why waterbugs are a key part of an ecosystem and what they can tell us about the health of the creek.

There wil be the oppportunity to ask questions of alll our speakers, view live waterbugs from the creek and explore the Visitors Centre and surrounding Reserve.

This is a family-friendly event, registration is essential via Eventbrite.


Dytiscid larva
Dytiscid larva by Eddie Tsyrlin & John Gooderham