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Luke Downey finds rare Jewel Beetle - Canberra Times

 10 Jan 2021

See the Canberra Times report on Sunday Jan. 10, about Luke Downey (natureguy), finding a rare Jewel Beetle, ID'd by Stuart Harris (Harrisi). https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/7077544/teen-finds-rare-jewel-beetle-at-lbg-65-years-after-first-act-sighting/?cs=14225

Well done Luke and Stuart !

5 comments

   10 Jan 2021
Great publicity guys and well deserved.
natureguy wrote:
   10 Jan 2021
Thanks everyone, it is so kind to have this article written about me, and also good publicity for Nature Map and citizen science.
JackyF wrote:
   10 Jan 2021
Congrulations Luke and Stuart, great finds and a really excellent article which should encourage others look more carefully at their surroundings and I hope to use Canberra Nature Map too!
Harrisi wrote:
   11 Jan 2021
Thanks for the kind comments everyone and once again, well done Luke! I'm sure glad there are young people like you looking out for our environment in the future....
Big thanks also to Michael Mulvaney for seeing worth in this story and submitting the original draft to the newspaper. I'm sure Michael won't mind me sharing another ingredient to this story that wasn't mentioned: he and his wife Vikki helped plant the exact same Bursaria spinosa shrubs many years ago where the jewel beetle was found!
Team (CNM) effort ! :)
   11 Jan 2021
Stuart, That coincidence is amazing.
Well done Luke and a deserving recognition for a young nature lover. Perhaps it will help to inspire the up and coming younger generations to take more notice of what is around them if they would just slow down and take a look. I often watch joggers passing through our reserves without having any idea of just what they are missing by not taking the time.

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