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!