Tim McGrath (a University of Canberra student) is doing some research for his Masters in Applied Ecology on grassland earless dragons.
He is currently on a field trip surveying the distribution and habitat requirements of the grassland earless dragon on the Monaro tablelands in the Cooma area. Up to four (only) WABA members are welcome to accompany him during the weekend of 15th and 16th June to take photos, quick sketches, or just observe not only hibernating dragons, but possibly snakes and other reptiles having their winter nap.
If a group of members is interested, it is probably best to carpool to Cooma and meet up with Tim there (or wherever Tim suggests meeting). You could do this as a day trip, or drive up and stay overnight in Cooma – the second option would give you more time to spend dragon hunting.
Please note: warm clothing, including waterproof jacket, sturdy boots, and water are a must. Also bring your own lunch and snacks, and a camera!
Please contact Tim directly, as soon as possible, on his mobile 0438 446 433, if you are interested in participating.