Nature lovers invited to take part in coastal biodiversity project

Community members are invited to document the plants and animals of the beach and dunes by drawing, photographing just making note of what they see.

Community members are invited to document the plants and animals of the beach and dunes by drawing, photographing just making note of what they see.

Local artist Angela Rossen invites nature lovers to join in a coastal biodiversity survey which will generate research and help to create a stunning art exhibition.

The City of Greater Geraldton in conjunction with the Northern Agricultural Catchment Council (NACC), are hosting the coastal biodiversity event on Sunday, March 15 from 9am at Separation Point.

Community members are invited to take part in documenting the plants and animals of the beach and dunes by drawing, photographing or just making a note of what they see.

The Geraldton Regional Herbarium Group, The Friends of Bluff Point and Midwest Birdlife Geraldton will be on hand to assist with identifications along with Environmental Officers from NACC, the City and Department of Parks and Wildlife.

Funded by a Community Arts Network grant from the Department of Culture and the Arts, the event will culminate with a naturalist exhibition showcasing drawings, paintings and photographs by those who took part.

The WA Museum Geraldton will host the Geraldton Community Coastal Biodiversity Exhibition in May.

Participants are invited to submit drawings and photographs of coastal flora and fauna for inclusion in the exhibition. Registration and entry forms will be available at the Separation Point event.

Local artist Angela Rossen.

Local artist Angela Rossen.

As part of the event, adult painting workshops will take place in the evening the following week at The WA Museum Geraldton.

Places are limited so come early on March 15 to register your interest. Angela will demonstrate painting the plants of the coast and the animals of the beach and no experience is necessary.

This project is delivered by Angela Rossen in partnership with NACC, City of Greater Geraldton and The WA Museum Geraldton.

The community beach event will take place on March 15 from 9am to 12pm at Separation Point, followed by a delicious lunch on the beach.

RSVP to Felicity Beswick on 99380108 or email Felicity.Beswick@nacc.com.au