Bugs in the Box Ironbark Field Day

The Whroo Goldfields Conservation Management Network (CMN) will hold a ‘Bugs in the Box Ironbark’ field day at the Costerfield Hall on Sunday 17th May.

The Whroo Goldfields CMN has invited entomologist Andrea Canzano to be guest speaker at the event as part of the Communities for Nature funded ‘Linking the Landscape’ project.

Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority CMN Coordinator Janice Mentiplay-Smith said participants would be taken on a guided walk to view Box Ironbark forest insects in their natural habitat, and hear about how important they are to the functioning of a forest system.

“I really encourage interested people to come along and learn about the Box Ironbark’s tiniest residents – the insects that play such an important role in forest ecology,” Ms Mentiplay-Smith said.

“Entomologist Andrea Canzano has vast experience in insect conservation and biodiversity throughout the Box Ironbark forests and beyond, and is a presenter at the upcoming Box Ironbark Ecology Course.”

There is no cost to attend the day, and a delicious morning tea and BBQ lunch by the Costerfield Hall Committee will be supplied. 

When:  Sunday May 17th  9.30am for a 10.00 start. Finish 1pm 

Where: Costerfield Hall, Heathcote-Nagambie Road, Costerfield (Google Map link  -36.875274, 144.796090).

RSVP for catering purposes by Tuesday May 12th, 2015 to Janice Mentiplay-Smith on 5764 7506 / 0418316169 or email

Please ensure you wear sturdy, covered footwear, and wear a broad brimmed hat.

For more information about the Whroo Goldfields CMN visit

For more information about the Box Ironbark Ecology Course visit