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Live Ecology Talks: Episode 1 – Observations

Live Ecology Talks
Episode 1: Observations

Today we introduce an incredibly valuable skill for an ecologist, and in life in general; observation. We walk through our backyard in Cairns, Australia and find several animals, plants and fungi to talk about. To wrap up, we show you 2 snakes and provide a little research task as food for thought. This is suitable for children and adults and is a great option for homeschooling! We will be holding these live ecology talks every Monday and Thursday at 10am AEST via the Cockatours Facebook page and YouTube.

This session is broken down into:
00:00 – Hello & Waiting for Others to Join
04:40 – Intro: Ecology & Conservation
10:25 – Beetles, Grubs & Insect Life Cycles
15:35 – Butterflies & Plant Toxins
22:20 – Pollination & Flower Colours
28:35 – Native Stingless Bees
31:55 – Worms, Anatomy & Making a Worm Farm
41:50 – Snakes: Carpet & Black Headed Pythons
1:03:35 – Observations & Fungi
1:06:15 – Research Task & Question Time

 

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