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Walks and Talks: Amazing reptiles and where to find them

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

From cold mountain-tops to the sea, with or without limbs, smalls as worms or big as Komodo dragons – reptiles come in a big variety of forms, and you can choose your favourite.

Herping is the act of searching for “herps”, the amphibians and reptiles. In this talk by Jess Fenker you will learn more about reptilian friends from from the backyard blue-tongue lizard to the iconic frilled-neck lizard and the dreaded eastern brown snake. As well as discuss what makes these critters so hated by some... and loved by others.

 Jess Fenker finished her PhD at ANU, and currently works at the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) and EcoCommons.

About the Walks and Talks Series

Each event will begin with a half hour talk from an early-career researcher focusing on a brief introduction to their research area in the context of Canberra. The talk will be followed by a guided nature walk around 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.

About the Audience

These 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. Come along if you've always wanted to learn more about nature and have just been waiting for an event like this to appear.

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.