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Day one of the GSB 2022

Updated: Nov 4, 2022

It's morning here in Australia so a great time to do a quick wrap up of yesterday. We hope you all had a great first day and it looks like much fun was had across the southern hemisphere.

In Kenya our partners Wildlife Direct visited Daystar University with Student representatives from MMU and Kenyatta University ready to meet the school Wildlife Warriors club and hold an event.

The group looks like they had quite a bit of fun using inaturalist and exploring the campus. Inn Summary Kenya is the place to be on Day 1 of the #GSB2022. Looks like they have the right mix of fun and #citizenscience. So fortunate to have great partners in Tobias Odhacha, the team from @wildlifedirect and Waswala Olewe involvd.

In Adelaide Australia, the first day was quite busy with a moth night being held at Brownhill creek in the foothills. The event was well attended and was looking good with a warm afternoon, but the temperature dropped and only a small number of moths turned up. However, some unusual ones were recorded. while the favourite of the evening was not a moth but a friendly Carrot Beetle Tomarus gibbosus.

In South Africa it looks like there was also a lot of activity with Sandy Immelman recording a lot of wonderful flowers in OVERSTRAND, in the morning Jenny Parsons of CREW took enthusiasts out to look for some of our floral treasures. Joined by Magriet Brink and Sandy Immelman - also #GSB2022 Overstrand facilitors - much fun was had by all ... and some even carried on to explore a bit of Rod's Trail!

What a day! Learners and their teacher from Overberg Primary , in South Africa and Mr Kevin Hendricks joined us today on our first Great Southern Bioblitz! We spent several hours botinizing and even managed it to our historical Khoi kraal.

It is the first year that Theewaterskloof is taking part and there are still several events during the course of the weekend, so please check our former posts and join an event.

Meanwhile in Malawi the Malawi conserve project community led species mapping in their area.

While in South America several areas were a little cool and cloudy such as the the Villa swamps in Lima, Sky totally covered with clouds. Cold!! What about spring?! Better luck today Antonio!

But that did not dampen the enthusiasm with a crowd turning up to the bioblitz at Pantanos de Villa in Lima Peru

On this first day, the chosen place of José Valério was the Usp campus in São Paulo, a place with a very rich biodiversity and that gave us some surprises, like the Brazilian Guinea Pig (🔍 Cavia aperea) , very hard to find in the university region, the Dusky-legged Guan (🔍 Penelope obscura), the various Tegu lizards (🔍 Salvator merianae) spread around the campus and a huge amount of invertebrate (see his Instagram post and why not follow).

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