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Sun, 29 Jan


Kōwhai Bush Walk - ANZAC Park Carpark

Bug Hunting Nature Walk with Dr. Mike Dickison

Join us on a short walk where we discover some of the local wildlife in our own back yard.

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Bug Hunting Nature Walk with Dr. Mike Dickison

Time & Location

29 Jan, 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Kōwhai Bush Walk - ANZAC Park Carpark, Greymouth 7805, New Zealand


About the event

Join is on a bug hunt on this short nature walk. Find, photograph, identify and learn about local insects and bugs in Greymouth. 

Registrations Essential. For ages 10+

Maximum 10 participants plus accompanying adult for those aged 10 to 12.


12:30PM: Meet and greet, everyone enjoy their picnic lunches they have brought along.

1PM: Bug hunting and exploring on the Kōwhai Bushwalk.

3PM: Either go home, or come to Grey District Youth Trust's space Art Soup (153 Tainui Street), to study the bugs and                        insects we have collected, using microscopes and lenses.

5PM: The activity ends and everyone goes home.

This activity is led by Dr. Mike Dickison, curator, zoologist and Wikipedia editor. Mike has a PhD in Zoology from Duke University and was curator of natural history at the Whanganui Regional Museum from 2013 to 2018, where he ran field trips for Forest and Bird. (

Coordinating and supporting this activity is Grey District Youth Trust Youth Development Coordinator Katrina Brown. (

This event has a group. You’re welcome to join the group once you register for the event.

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