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ACT Centenary Bioblitz



October 12, 2013

Canberra’s Black Mountain will have a Centenary Bioblitz on 25-27 October, 2014. Co-ordinated by the CSIRO, scientists will be joined by interested citizen-scientists and nature-lovers to record the area’s biodiversity.

Over a 2 day period, locals will work in groups with CSIRO scientists to identify as many animals, birds, fungi and micro-organisms as possible. Supporting tools such a mobile apps allow participants to captures images on their smartphones. The data collected will be added to the Atlas of Living Australia, an amazing reference where you can enter a suburb or town name (or just a post code) and find out what native birds and animals live around you. You may be surprised!

If you’re in Canberra on the weekend of 25-27 October, this is a great way to help us better understand what natural treasures we have, so then we can know how to protect them. And who knows – maybe you’ll find a whole new species!



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