Kingborough Council & Bookend Trust - BioBlitz

This year’s Extinction Matters BioBlitz is taking place on 3-4 November at Browns River Estuary, Kingston Beach.

A partnership between the Bookend Trust and Kingborough Council has developed this year’s initiative.

A BioBlitz is a festival of science in nature - an effort by the community, working with scientists and naturalists, to discover and record as many living things as possible within each site for a set period (30 hours in this case). We'll obtain new information for each site, while sharing the joy of science in general and the discovery of our local biodiversity in particular.

You can visit stalls with information on plant and animal species from the site, and participate in surveys throughout the 30 hour period, to help find as many species as we can. Join experts for a dawn bird survey; see what you can spot during surveys for species such as orchids, mosses, beetles through the day; help set camera traps to be checked the following morning, and choose various bat, owl and moth activities through the night.

Sign-up to iNaturalist, download the iNaturalist app and register as an observer on the project to record your discoveries.

Book into your favourite surveys now (via 'Register', at the top of this page) but remember there are also plenty more activities still to come on the programme over the next week or so!

Surveys on Friday morning are for schools students and not available through EventBrite, but from the mid afternoon all activities will be available for everyone, young and old, running into night time surveys for species such as moths and bats, through to dawn bird surveys the following day and plenty more till 4 pm in the afternoon. Surveys can be booked through EventBrite or by phone to Kingborough Council (see below)

Everyone is welcome - from curious members of the public to expert scientists - so come and contribute to this community effort. Spare an hour at one of the events, or jump in boots and all!

For updates, follow the Extinction Matters BioBlitzes Facebook page.

If you experience difficulties booking on EventBrite, you can call Kingborough Council on 6211 8200.

November 03, 2017 at 10:00am - November 04, 2017
Browns River Estuary
Bridget Juoe · · 6211 8200