Visit to Toowoomba as part of the ‘Pest suppressive landscapes’ project

We (Mick Neave and I) recently spent a few nights in Toowoomba QLD as part of the first project meeting for the ‘Pest suppressive landscapes’ project (funded by GRDC). Amongst other activities we went on a quick tour of the grain growing region around near Toowoomba to examine potential sites for this project and had a go at beat sheeting for invertebrates in native vegetation patches. Many thanks to the QLD team members for their hospitality.

Nancy, Felix and Dave selecting a shrub to beat

Nancy, Felix and Dave selecting a shrub to beat

Nancy using her 'shaking' method to collect invertebrates onto the beat sheet

Nancy using her 'shaking' method to collect invertebrates onto the beat sheet