About 30 people gathered at the Katanning Eco Centre on January 27 for a nature walk around Piesse Lake led by eco-education officer Michelle Berrigan. The activity was the last of the popular school holiday events run by the Eco Centre and it drew a crowd of all ages. Originally intended to be a turtle spotting walk, the afternoon became an adventure of discovery as Ms Berrigan was joined by Dr Sue Jagger, twitcher Allan Lawrence and Friends of Piesse Park volunteer Bev Lockley. While Mr Lawrence led a group of bird spotters, entomologist Dr Sue Jagger scoured the bushes for bug life, identifying a variety of insects. Mrs Lockley provided a background on the centre’s work at Piesse Lake and pointed out rushes thick with spider egg sacks and Ms Berrigan guided walkers along the shoreline. “Our turtle numbers are pretty steady here,” Ms Berrigan said, “We’ve definitely spotted quite a few along the creek here, the work we’ve undertaken has certainly helped, keeping the channel open and creating a good environment for them.” A noteworthy appearance was made by Katanning’s rogue white Muscovy duck. The duck has appeared at the swimming pool and around town on numerous occasions over the past few weeks, becoming something of a social media celebrity. It has found a home and a partner at Piesse Lake.