Luis Mata on pollinators, ABC RN

Hear Luis talking about pollinator insects in the City of Melbourne, the pollinator observatories at Westgate Park, the import role insects play in supporting healthy parklands and why understorey plants are necessary to foster this.

ABC Radio National Blueprint for Living, Saturday 18 August 2018, listen here.

Quick facts:  

  • over 600 species of insects have been discovered by Luis Mata’s RMIT team

  • there are estimated to be more than 1 million species of insects worldwide and 1,500 in Melbourne

Download below the beautifully illustrated children’s book: The little things that run the city, created by Kate Cranney, Sarah Bekessy and Luis Mata, in partnership with the City of Melbourne

Blue-banded Bee, photo Luis Mata