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Walks and Talks: Discover your native insects

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  • Banksia Building, The Australian National Botanic Gardens
    Clunies Ross Street, Acton ACT 2601, Australia

Even though insects are very small, they are essential in our ecosystem. These little critters do everything from being pollinators to predators. We hear a lot about insects from across the world and Australia, but what about those in Canberra?

In this talk Ying Luo will introduce you to the world of insects and insect biodiversity. She’ll share a little about the myriad of insects found around Canberra – you’ll even have the chance to see a close up view of them. There is still so much to discover about insects, and Ying will share some of the discoveries made right here in Canberra. Many of Australia’s top entomologists are based in Canberra. Come along to find out why so many insect-lovers are drawn to this city.

Ying Luo is a PhD candidate based at the Australian National Insect Collection (ANIC) at CSIRO and she is also affiliated with the Australian National University (ANU). Her PhD focuses on understanding the diversity of leaf-mining moths in Australia.

About the Walks and Talks Series

Each event will consist of a half hour talk from one of our early-career researchers focusing on a brief introduction to their research area in the context of Canberra. The talk will be followed by a guided nature walk in the Australian National Botanic Gardens. We will finish up with an opportunity to talk to the researchers, ask them questions, and look at displays that demonstrate their area of study.

We hope to share the enthusiasm of our passionate researchers and for you to feel a little bit closer to your local biodiversity.

About the Audience

The events are aimed at participants aged 16-35 and people who are from minority backgrounds are encouraged to sign up. Everyone is welcome to attend, and content will be aimed at the nature-curious.

This Inspiring Australia initiative is supported by the Australian Government as part of National Science Week.

Location Information

Visit the Australian National Botanic Gardens website for details.