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Great Southern BioBlitz
Oceania Events

The 'Great Southern BioBlitz', or 'GSB' for short, is an international period of intense biological surveying in an attempt to record all the living species within several designated areas across the Southern Hemisphere in Spring.

Oceania

South Australia

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28 Oct, 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm ACDT

Calling citizens scientists young and old, any experience level, for a relaxed, outdoor picnic tea and Moth Night in the beautiful Brownhill Creek/Wirraparinga valley to participate in the 2022  'Great Southern BioBlitz' for the Greater Adelaide region. 

29 Oct, 8:30 am – 11:00 pm ACDT

Bullock Hill Bird Walk - Great Southern Bioblitz

Join Conservation Volunteers Australia on a BioBlitz at Bullock Hill Conservation Park on October 29 and contribute to the largest citizen science effort in the Southern Hermisphere: the Great Southern BioBlitz. Our walk will be guided by John Gitsham and beginners and bird enthusiasts are welcome.

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Spotlight Saunter/moth survey, Waite Conservation Reserve

29 Oct, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm ACDT

Visit Waite Conservation Reserve after dark and see what we often miss and while you are there contribute to the Great Southern Bioblitz. We will try to record as many species as possible and have a moth light in addition to a night walk.

we will be using the iNaturalist platform it s very easy to use. Simply take a photograph with your phone then upload the image.

RSVP to:

info@friendsofwaitereserve.org.au

by 24th October 2022

29 Oct, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm ACDT

Wildflower Wander, Waite Conservation Reserve

We will try to record as many species as possible over the Blitz by encouraging participants to visit different parts of the Reserve and record different taxonomic groups.

INaturalist is very easy to use. Simply take a photograph with your phone then upload the image.

RSVP to:

info@friendsofwaitereserve.org.au

by 24th October 2022

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30 Oct, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm ACDT

Animal Crawl, Waite Conservation Reserve

We will try to record as many species as possible over the Blitz by encouraging participants to visit different parts of the Reserve and record different taxonomic groups.

INaturalist is very easy to use. Simply take a photograph with your phone then upload the image.

RSVP to:

info@friendsofwaitereserve.org.au

by 24th October 2022

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30 Oct, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm ACDT

Spring Walk and Great Southern Bioblitz, Friends of Black Hill and Morialta Inc.

We will once again hold our Spring Walk! This time in Black Hill near the Wildflower Garden. There will be three options of walks

1. A brisk Spring walk up the Summit trail and back down the Nature trail

2. A ramble up the summit trail going through vegetation taking photos of what we find and uploading to Inaturalist as part of the Great Southern Bioblitz

3. An easy walk looking for orchids around the area

30 Oct, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm ACDT

Wirrarninthi BioBlitz

Become a citizen scientist for two hours! Recording biodiversity here on the Wirrarninthi Environmental trail in Park 23.

Join thousands of fellow Australians around the country, in using your smart-phone to observe and record whatever life you can see or hear in one of the rare precious bushland areas in your Adelaide Park Lands. The Adelaide Park Lands Association is hosting one of the many many events nation-wide for the Great Southern BioBlitz,

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30 Oct, 10:00 am – 13:00 pm ACDT

Chookarloo BioBlitz

  • Join ForestrySA staff and botanical experts from the Native Orchid Society of South Australia to learn how  to become a citizen scientist using the iNaturalist app in the beautiful surroundings of Chookarloo Camp ground and picnic area in Kuitpo Forest Reserve.

  • Join thousands of fellow Australians around the country in using your smart-phone to observe and record what you see or hear using iNaturalist

  • Increase your awareness and knowledge of the forest biodiversity.

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Cleland BioBlitz, Walk & Bushcare

12:30pm 30 Oct, 

Guided walk with Friends of Cleland National Park to learn about nature with iNaturalist app & give back to nature by weeding out Broom etc.

We will meet at the Measly Lookout carpark, near Eagle of the Hill, and walk down to the Carro Track which runs beside a creek. We might see orchids on the way! Download the iNaturalist app before you come and try making a few observations! We will show you how to use iNaturalist to record & upload the observations. While we are there, you will also join us to perform our favourite activity weeding including Broom & Erica.

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Laratinga Wetlands, Mount Barker

6:30pm 30 Oct, 

We will try to record as many species as possible over the Blitz by encouraging participants to visit different parts of the Laratinga Wetlands and record different taxonomic groups.

INaturalist is very easy to use. Simply take a photograph with your phone then upload the image.

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Queensland

Spotlight Night, Springfield Lakes

28 Oct, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Have you ever participated in a Bioblitz? Would you like to learn how to use iNaturalist & be a citizen scientist? 

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Night Walk and Moths at Galbraith Park

28 Oct, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

To kick off the GSB 2022 in the Whitsundays, Whitsunday Catchment Landcare will be holding a Night Walk and Moth attracting event on Friday 28th (6.30 - 8.30 pm) at Galbraith Park, Cannonvale. Galbraith Park has been progressively revegetated by WCL over the last 10 years and we are keen to document the biodiversity now residing in the Park.

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29 Oct, 9:00 am – 11:30 am AEST

Water Survey, Springfield Lakes

What waterbugs are found in our waterway? Please join us to learn how to use Waterbug Blitz & iNaturalist to identify waterbugs.

28 Oct, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Frogging Adventure, Springfield Lakes

Have you ever been Frogging & want to learn about our native frogs? Would you like to help scientists find & record Australia's frogs?

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29 Oct, 9:00 am – 11:30 am AEST

Birdwalk,  Springfield Lakes

why not join SLNC's bird watching expert on a walk & see how many birds we can find.

29 Oct, 6:00 am – 3:30 pm 30th AEST

Frogging Adventure, Springfield Lakes

Book your spot to join bird, mammal, plant, invertebrates and fungi experts in the hunt for species in the Little Liverpool Range. Learn to detect signs of fauna including skull and scat identification. Identify frogs from the comfort of the camp ground by listening to the sounds around you.

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Victoria

Moth Light Night and iNaturalist Workshop

21 October 2022, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm AEDT

Enjoy a guided (approx. 1hour) walk and talk with Friends of Greythorn Park, whilst contributing to the Great Southern Bioblitz.

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iNaturalist Workshop & Wildflower Walk

22 Oct. 2022 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm AEDT

Hone your iNaturalist skills by joining us for a morning walk capturing nature observation in Solomon Gully Nature Conservation Reserve

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iNaturalist Workshop - Great Southern BioBlitz

25 October, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm AEDT

It’s the perfect time to get outside and experience the wonderful natural beauty Yarra has to offer. During the Great Southern BioBlitz (from 28-31 October), citizens of the Southern Hemisphere help preserve biodiversity by detailing all the natural organisms that live around us. In this special workshop, learn how to use the app iNaturalist to record species, research plants and find out what you can explore in your area. Come for a walk along the gorgeous Yarra River so you can practice ahead of BioBlitz.

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The Otways Biofest

28-31st  October 2022

How well do we really know the Otway Ranges and Coastline? There’s a long weekend on the horizon. By then, spring will have sprung! So, we’ve got a cracking experience planned for you. It’s on the last weekend of October.

Guided Walk with Friends of Greythorn Park

28 October 2022, 10:00 am – 11:30 am AEDT

Enjoy a guided (approx. 1hour) walk and talk with Friends of Greythorn Park, whilst contributing to the Great Southern Bioblitz.

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Moth Night with Entomological Society at Bungalook Conservation Reserve, Kilsyth South 

28 Oct. 2022 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm AEDT

The Entomological Society of Victoria is assisting the City of Maroondah with their Great Southern Bioblitz 2022 event at Bungalook Conservation Reserve, Kilsyth South.

Meet at Bungalook Conservation Reserve at the end of Terredan Drive. Moth sheets will be setup in various locations in the park to see what kinds of insects we can attract. 

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Nature Discovery - with a focus on moths, Bungalook Conservation Reserve

28 Oct. 2022 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm AEDT

The Entomological Society of Victoria is assisting the City of Boroondara with their Great Southern Bioblitz 2022 event at Willsmere Billabong, Kew.
Meet at Willsmere Park Playground on Willow Grove.  Moth sheets will be setup in various locations

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Moth Night with Entomological Society at Boroondara 

28 Oct. 2022 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm AEDT

The Entomological Society of Victoria is assisting the City of Boroondara with their Great Southern Bioblitz 2022 event at Willsmere Billabong, Kew.
Meet at Willsmere Park Playground on Willow Grove.  Moth sheets will be setup in various locations

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29 Oct. 2022 8:30 am – 10:30 am AEDT

Ever wondered what lives below the water in the wetlands at the Wildlife Sanctuary?

29 Oct. 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm AEDT

Mel Klamt - aquatic ecologist - aquatic invertebrates (water bugs), other fauna, general plants.

Please note there is a maximum of 20 participants. Please complete a new booking for each participant. 

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29 Oct. 9:00 am – 11:00 am AEDT

Will Mitchell, from Birdlife Australia and local resident, will help you discover and learn about local birds living in Maroondah.

Breakfast with the Birds- Nangak Tamboree Wildlife Sanctuary

30 Oct. 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm AEDT

Come and enjoy a rare early morning walk in the Sanctuary followed by breakfast with the birds!

From $10.33

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31 Oct, 7:15 pm – 9:45 pm AEDT

Support the local frog population by participating in this citizen science event!

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Guided Walk with Friends of Nettleton Park: Great Southern Bioblitz

30 Oct. 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm AEDT

Enjoy a guided (approx. 1hour) walk and talk through Nettleton Park, whilst contributing to the Great Southern Bioblitz.

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30 Oct, 10:00 am – 12:00 am AEDT

Become a citizen scientist and participate in the biggest bioblitz across the southern hemisphere!

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29 Oct. 2022 9:30 am – 11:30 am AEDT

Nangak Tamboree Wildlife Sanctuary  have teamed up with the Botany and Plant Ecology Society of LTU to undertake a blitz of the native vegetation reserve beside the Rio Tinto Technology Block at La Trobe University.
This block of land is fairly under surveyed so let's change that and see how many species we can find!

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30 Oct, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm AEDT

John Cull, member of the First Friends of Dandenong Creek, will help you discover and learn about some of the plants and animals living close to the Dandenong Creek in Maroondah.

Photo Australian Dusky Moorhen - credit bbdown

31 Oct, 9:00 am – 10:30 am AEDT

Join Sapphire from Fun Fungi Ecology on a guided walk of Beckett Park, whilst contributing to the Great Southern Bioblitz.

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31 Oct, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm AEDT

David DeAngelis, professional ecologist, will help you discover and learn about local reptiles and frogs living in Maroondah.

Photo credit Blotched Blue tongue lizard photo credit Susie Walker

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New South Wales

30 Oct, 10:00 am AEDT

Get ready for the Great Southern BioBlitz and join this biodiversity survey to discover what plants, animals and fungi live in Willoughby.

 

Guided by iNaturalist curator and Great Southern BioBlitz (Greater Sydney) Organiser Tim Wang, we will discover some local flora and fauna, and learn how to make wildlife observations and record the diverse life inhabiting our urban bushland.

Cost :Free

Contact : Rowena Chong

02 9777 7873

rowena.chong@Willoughby.nsw.gov.au

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28 Oct, 9:00 am- 1:00 pm AEDT

This event will help us identify and protect Londonderry Woodland Reserve's biodiversity by recording the diversity of plants, animals and fungi that call this special place home. There will also be an opportunity to directly conserve the reserve by removing weeds.

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30 Oct, 10:00 am AEDT

Join Friends of Berowra Valley to learn how to become a citizen scientist using the iNaturalist app in the beautiful surrounding of Berowra Valley National Park.

Meet at the end of Schoefield Parade, Stringy Bark Ridge Trail, Pennant Hills at 10am on Sunday 30 October 2022.

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Western Australia

31 Oct, 9:00 am – 10:30 am AEDT

Join Sapphire from Fun Fungi Ecology on a guided walk of Beckett Park, whilst contributing to the Great Southern Bioblitz.

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New Zealand

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Samoa

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Nouvelle-Calédonie

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