Morialta Conservation Park is celebrating its centenary in 2015. To mark the occasion, a BioBlitz is being held on the 18th and 19th of September. A BioBlitz is an event where scientists, naturalists and the public work together to record the biodiversity in a set location over a short period of time. Scientists and naturalists conduct biological surveys and take members of the public along to help collect, observe, record and learn. BioBlitz events are hands-on, scientific fun, designed around making discoveries, sharing talents, and igniting the interests of participants.
The BioBlitz will run over two days. The first day is a Friday, with the daytime activities reserved for school classes. After the schools leave, survey activities with the public will begin. The events will run until about 11pm on the Friday night to allow for nocturnal activities like frog searches, spotlighting for mammals, light-trapping of moths and acoustic recording of bats. On the Saturday, activities will commence around 8am and run until 4pm, with a variety of biological surveys, including birds, mammals, weeds, ants, orchids, soil fauna, and many more. All of the biodiversity found will be recorded and shared through the Atlas of Living Australia.
You can come along as a member of the public and join a discovery session, to help find and record the life at Morialta. Discovery sessions will include searches for frogs, birds, mammal tracks and traces, nocturnal wildlife (spotlighting), bats, reptiles, native plants, weeds, orchids, water-bugs, native bees and many other mini-beasts.
To register and attend this free event visit the Eventbrite website here.
For more information and all enquiries please visit the Morialta BioBlitz website.
What: Morialta BioBlitz
When: Friday 18 September, 4pm – 11pm | Saturday 19 September, 8am – 4pm
Where: Morialta Conservation Park | Basecamp will be in the picnic area on Stradbroke Rd (in Woodforde, near Rostrevor)
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