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2023 Pitfall Trapping Community Morning

Pitfall Trapping is a great way to get hands on with our local native animals while researching wildlife in our restoration site in Monarto!

Are you fascinated by our native wildlife and would like to get a little more acquainted? Bio·R is once again conducting pitfall trap surveys at Frahns Farm, Monarto. 

This is a unique opportunity to get up close with our amazing mammals, reptiles and creepy crawlies, and see how wildlife research is done! 

No experience is necessary and families are welcome. We’d love your help, but places are limited so book early!

Event details

  • Date: Sunday 26th November 2023
  • Time: 7:30am – 10:30am (we choose to trap early in the morning so animals avoid the heat of the day)
  • Location: Frahns Farm, Monarto (Hartmann Rd Site)

Important information

  • Capacity: Places are limited to 20 people. If places are filled you can add your name to a waiting list for cancellations. We would like to give priority to those who have not participated in pitfall trapping before. If you have participated before, please consider others by not registering. Feel free to email blair@bior.org.au if you would like to join a waitlist and we can offer you a spot if we have availability closer to the event date.
  • Start time: Start times are subject to hot weather. If high temperatures are forecast, the morning sessions will start earlier. You will be contacted before the day if this occurs.
  • Ticketing: To ensure maximum participation and minimise no-shows, we’ve introduced a small registration fee of $25 per adult and $10 per child. This nominal fee reflects a commitment to attend and helps us accommodate as many participants as possible. Rest assured, the funds collected will directly support our conservation efforts.


Can’t make it anymore?
We understand if something else comes up, but as our events typically fill up, please cancel your registration so that we can free up spaces for other people to attend. Find out how to access your order here to ‘request a refund’ here or email blair@bior.org.au directly.

What to bring

  • Boots for walking and pants for leg protection – it’s a good time of the year for snake activity!
  • Other clothing appropriate for the weather.
  • Sun protection (hat and sunscreen)
  • Sufficient water, snacks & lunch and a backpack to carry your things.
  • Camera (optional)

Please note

  • There are no bathroom or kitchen facilities onsite, nor shelter. However, you can access public toilets at the nearby Monarto Sporting Complex at the end of Hartmann Rd, or at Callington Oval.
  • There will be walking involved, so good shoes and a backpack are recommended. 
  • We’ll be going ahead rain, hail or shine

More info will be sent to your registration email in the lead-up to the event. 

We look forward to seeing you soon!

If you have any questions, please contact blair@bior.org.au.


Frahns Farm, Monarto (Hartmann Rd Site)

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Frahns Farm, Monarto (Hartmann Rd Site)

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