Learn from the Scientists
29th October 2016
Saturday (7.30am – 1.30pm)
Meandering Mates Hunt with Bindiya
Join Bindiya on a hunt for critters (little friends to Bindiya!) along the meandering Nabukavesi stream. A specially designed habitat-organism game will introduce you to the little micro-habitats and the dwellers in the stream as well as the associated fauna.
Expect to see juvenile stages of damselflies, dragonflies, caddisflies, mayflies, aquatic moths and more.
These animals have ecological importance and serve as bioindicators for a healthy stream. All equipment will be provided.
Bring your own food and drinks for a picnic by the 3-tier waterfall at the end of the walk. It’s also a lovely place for swim.
This is a popular trip. Book and pay early to secure a place.
- Transport provided
- Destination: Nabukavesi, 40 mins from Suva.
- 8.00 am Sharp: Depart Suva from the Civic Center bus stop.
- 12.30pm Depart Nabukavesi
- $15 for NatureFiji member
- $25 for non-member.
Become a member and enjoy the discounted rate.
Contact Anna Billings: email@example.com Tel: 310 0598
- Fitness: Easy walk along the shallow stream
- Children 5 years and above
Bindiya Rashni, a passionate freshwater macro invertebrate scientist, has carried out extensive work on the flora and fauna diversity in the Wetlands of Fiji and Solomon Islands. To-date, she has identified over a million individuals. In 2014, in collaboration with Live & Learn RiverCare project, she contributed to the development of a RiverCare Toolkit for Fiji and established a river monitoring plan per village for the Drawa block communities (Vanua Levu). Bindiya also developed a “Traffic light bio indicator” field guide which is now being used for the community riverine assessment and monitoring project. She is passionate about hiking, yoga, martial arts, aqua sports, cooking and writing poems. Those who have see Bindiya on the dance floor will know she is also a fantastic ‘Bollywood’ dancer!