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A new group has kicked off at Lake Ainsworth to help protect local flora. The Lake Ainsworth wildlife watchers celebrated their first information day at Lake Ainsworth on Saturday 27 May to coincide with ‘World Turtle Day’ said organiser Becky Gee.

There was a prize donated by Australian Geographic for the winners of our best Lake Ainsworth turtle photographs.

‘We started wildlife watching at Lake Ainsworth in Lennox Head this year to bring attention to the sensitive fauna species around the

Lakes that are often forgotten,’ said Becky.

‘We endeavour to prevent animal injuries by educating and informing people about the animals’ survival and breeding patterns.’

A range off information was shared about the turtles and other wildlife species around the lakes over the afternoon highlighting how the freshwater turtle and its hatchlings can end up as road kill unless measures are taken to protect them.

The group is meeting once a month and the next meeting will be on Saturday 24 June at the Lake Ainsworth barbecue area from 3 to 5pm.

Becky said it is a chance to keep the locals informed, share information with one another and record data.

‘It is a peaceful social occasion that anyone can join.’

For more information and updates on events see the ‘Lake Ainsworth Wildlife Watch Lennox Head’ facebook page or email Becky at: [email protected]

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