Prior to the September Public Talk, our 24th Annual General Meeting will be held. If you have an interest in helping us to promote the conservation of butterflies and other insects and to promote invertebrate biodiversity please take this opportunity to join the committee. We generally meet bi-monthly at a member’s home, optionally for a meal starting at 6.00pm, with the meeting starting at 7.00pm.
Cat Tracker: where do cats roam?
The Cat Tracker project explored the movement of pet cats, with over 400 cats tracked in South Australia. Discover how far cats roamed and the impact of the project on cat owners.
Dr. Philip Roetman was involved in running innovative citizen science projects and events at UniSA from 2007 until 2018. These projects engaged thousands of citizen scientists in activities like counting koalas, tracking cats, spotlighting in rock pools, and recording bat calls.
The data collected have been useful in understanding the distributions of species, the home-ranges of domestic pets, the management of abundant species, and the locations of threatened species. Projects included BioBlitz events, the Great Koala Count 2, Cat Tracker, Birding the ‘burbs, Little Corellas, Edible Gardens, Fluker Posts and Goanna Watch. Philip is now an adjunct with UniSA.
The Cat Tracker Project was just one of these projects and Philip’s talk will provide a fascinating insight into just what your pets get up to when they are let loose in the neighbourhood, especially at night.
To be a virtual attendee, register in advance for this meeting here:
After registering, you will receive an email containing information about joining the meeting.
If you plan to attend in person, please note that meeting strict adherence to COVID-19 restrictions is important. If you have not received a designated job to help organize the meeting you will not be admitted to the Hall until 6.15 pm. Unfortunately we are limited to two hours occupation of the Hall so there will be no refreshments. Please sign in and provide your contact details (for insurance and contact tracing) and please use hand sanitizer.
At the Plympton Community Centre, 34 Long Street, Plympton.
(200 metres E of Marion Rd, and 300 metres N of Anzac Highway).
Bus from the city via Anzac Highway. Routes: 245, 248, 262, 263, 265, M44, N262.
Closest stop is Stop 9, then approximately 350 metre walk along Long Street.
Bus from the city via Marion Road. Routes 100, 101, H20.
Closest stop is Stop 10 (east side is approximately 100 metres south of Long street). Stop 10 (west side is on the other side of Moringie Ave. approx. 100 metres north of Long Street). Then approx.250 metre walk along Long Street.
Entry by donation (minimum of $2).
Bookings not required
At the start of each meeting a ten-minute presentation on a ‘Butterfly of the Month’ will be given by a BCSA committee member.
If an advertised speaker is not available, we will try to provide an alternative speaker of similar interest.
The views of presenters are their personal views. The BCSA does not necessarily endorse any views expressed.