A 2021 Citizen Science Project sampling for Platypus within the Cattai Catchment » Landcarer

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Hakea Sericea woody seed capsule and raindrops caught on the Hakea's foliage.
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I want to share this beautiful video that has a family from the Dharug community about the waterways in New South Wales INCLUDING Cattai Creek. Cattai Hills Environment Network
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Danielle Packer
by Published on September 17, 2021

Last year Cattai Hills Environment Network (CHEN) volunteers sampled for platypus DNA using a new innovation technology called environmental DNA (eDNA) across the Cattai and Little Cattai Creek catchments. We got back 9 positive results out of the 18 sites that were tested! A very exciting result. This year, in 2021, CHEN got the opportunity to work with Sydney Water and Western Sydney University (WSU), to sample double the amount of sites across the catchments, 36 sites... In June, with the help of a group of community volunteers, and Dr. Michelle Ryan from WSU, we sampled for platypus DNA. These results will give us a great idea of how platypus are using the waterways across these catchments. This is very exciting stuff and when we do get back these results CHEN has a Platypus Landcare group that is waiting to help restore and look after these platypus key sites. If you live in the Hills Shire and would like to get involved with CHEN or Platypus Landcare, please email danielle@chen.org.au for more information.

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