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Ecological Society of Australia Conference 2023: Talks & Workshops


We were thrilled to have hosted two events for ESA 2023 held in Darwin, NT this July:

  • Top End Invertebrate Blitz @ MAGNT Theatrette & Tiny Territory Gallery

  • Macrophotography Workshop @ Holmes Jungle Reserve


Top End Invertebrate Blitz @ MAGNT Theatrette & Tiny Territory Gallery


Exploring the incredible world of invertebrates in the Northern Territory, attendees came for a photographic presentation on our work of photographing invertebrates in the Top End for the last 5 years, as well as a guided tour of the Tiny Territory exhibition.


Facilitated by both Nick Volpe & Lucyna Kania as co-curators of the gallery, much fun was had sharing and hearing tales from the conference delegates of their incredible work, knowledge and appreciation of the Invertebrate world!


Macrophotography Workshop @ Holmes Jungle Reserve


Delegates were transported to Holmes Jungle Nature Reserve for a morning of wildlife photography and macrophotography tips & tricks hosted by both Nick Volpe & Lucyna Kania.


Searching for critters in the savanna woodland through to the monsoon forest in the reserve, cameras of all shapes and sizes (even phones) were in hand as we had fun making the tiny world around us look large!


We would like to extend a whole hearted thank-you to everyone who was able to attend our events during this time as well as to the conference organisers!


ESA 2023 was held between the 3rd and 7th of July at the Darwin Convention Centre. Attending delegates from Australia wide participated in an exciting program of presentations, symposia, speed talks, networking, field trips and workshops.

Opened with a Welcome to Country by Dr Aunty Bilawara Lee, CDU Larrakia Academic in Residence, Aunty Lee noted the gathering of the conference landed during the wonderful Larrakia season of ‘Dinidjanggama’ or ‘heavy dew’ time.


‘This is the time of perfect weather – warm days with clear blue skies, balmy evenings and cool nights. Many plants are starting to flower, including the regionally dominant Maminyjuma (Darwin woolybutt, Eucalyptus miniata) and Manigurrma (Darwin stringybark, E. tetrodonta). Native bees are busy collecting nectar to make Dadbinggwa (sugar bag). Dambilinggwa (water lilies) are blooming and Gakingga (Magpie geese) are feeding their young as the floodplains start drying out. It is a time of great promise for the future. I look forward to welcoming you to our special place during this special time.’


- Dr Aunty Bilawara Lee, CDU Larrakia Academic in Residence

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