Wild Pollinator Discovery Day
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Date(s) - 9 November 2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Chinese Association of Victoria Hall

Without pollinating insects, most of the food we eat and the flowers we enjoy would not be possible! Australia has around 2000 species of native bees, plus thousands of other native pollinators such as butterflies, wasps, flies, moths and beetles.

At this free workshop you’ll:

  • Learn about native pollinators (and how you can help them) from pollinator expert Karen Retra
  • See some wild pollinators in their natural habitat
  • Learn how to take part in the Wild Pollinator Count
  • Build your own ‘bee hotel’ to take home (one per household).

Register online via EventBrite.


Hosted by Port Phillip & Westernport CMA, First Friends of Dandenong Creek, City of Knox and Conservation Volunteers Australia through the Living Links program. This event is part of Living Links’ Transforming the Dandenong Creek project, which is supported by the Victorian Government.


Important information

  • The event will begin at 1pm sharp, so please arrive at 12.45pm.
  • It includes outdoor activities, so please wear covered shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.
  • BYO water bottle and snacks.
  • All ages are welcome, but children under 18 years must be supervised by parent/guardian at all times.
  • Limited places, so bookings are essential. Please register your household on a single ticket so we can track how many bee hotels will be required. If you are registering friends/family from another household, please register them separately.


About Karen Retra:

Karen Retra describes herself as a neighbourhood naturalist, home gardener and native bee tragic. She is the co-founder and coordinator of the Wild Pollinator Count. Karen’s fascination with ‘little critters’ began with spotting insects in her garden and local bushlands. She works with schools and community groups to encourage observation and recording of nature’s wonders. Visit her website to learn more.