EXPLORING: The group from 2010 Killarney Biodiversity Weekend explore the countryside and forests.
EXPLORING: The group from 2010 Killarney Biodiversity Weekend explore the countryside and forests. Contributed

Biodiversity on agenda at Killarney

IN AMONG the rolling hills of Killarney, natural heritage oozes from what is often called part of the biodiversity hot spot of the great eastern ranges.

The relationship between farmers, their land and their produce is held in high regard around the region, which is why the Killarney Bush Care Group chose to host the Biodiversity Weekend, which this year on October 20-21.

Susan Savage, of the Killarney Bush Care Group, said the weekend was to draw attention to the value of these relationships.

"This year is year of the farmer, so our focus is to consider how the biodiversity of the bush and farm can work together," Ms Savage said.

She said understanding biodiversity was integral to the success of farming.

"The loss of biodiversity is happening at an unprecedented rate and is one of the big issues impacting across the globe," she said.

The weekend will include a range of workshops and guest speakers and is open to anyone wanting to take part.

If you'd like to head along to the Biodiversity Weekend, visit killarney.org.au.



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