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Exploring Biodiversity: Tamar Valley BioBlitz to Uncover Hidden Treasures across the Region

21 November 2023

Media Release

The Tamar Natural Resource Management (NRM) extends a warm invitation

to nature enthusiasts, citizen scientists, and the local community to embark on a journey into the heart of biodiversity during this weekend's Tamar Valley BioBlitz events.

A BioBlitz is an intensive survey that brings together scientists, naturalists, and community members to explore and document the biodiversity of a specific area within a set timeframe. It's a collaborative effort to create a snapshot of the local ecosystem's richness and complexity.

As part of the Great Southern BioBlitz, the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere, Tamar NRM will host four distinctive BioBlitz events across the valley, delving into forest, wetland, and coastal ecosystems.

Event Details:

  • WILDLFOWERS: Carr Villa Flora Reserve | Saturday, 25 Nov | 9 am - 1 pm

  • FOREST: Hoo Hoo Huts, Trevallyn Reserve | Saturday, 25 Nov | 2 pm - 4 pm

  • WETLANDS: Tamar Wetlands, Riverside | Sunday, 26 Nov | 8 am - 11 am

  • COASTAL: East Beach, Low Head | Sunday, 26 Nov | 2 pm - 4 pm

Participants will be equipped with various tools, including binoculars, magnifying glasses, and field guides, to observe, identify, and document the diverse flora and fauna encountered. Smartphone users will also learn how to record their findings using the 'iNaturalist' app.

This family-friendly event promises engaging activities for all ages as we collectively seek to identify as many insects, birds, plants, bugs, crustaceans, and mammals that we can at each site - and play "Biodiversity BINGO!".

All observations will significantly contribute to ongoing research efforts, aiding scientists and conservationists in understanding and safeguarding the biodiversity of the Tamar Valley.

Kirstin Seaver at Tamar NRM, says that BioBlitz events provide a unique opportunity for the community to connect with nature, learn about our local ecosystems, and contribute to important scientific research.

"We encourage everyone, from seasoned naturalists to curious families, to join us for a day of discovery and conservation," said Kirstin.

Visit the Tamar NRM event page to register at

Bring comfortable clothing, sturdy footwear, curiosity, and a smartphone (if you have one)!

Tamar NRM is committed to the sustainable management of natural resources in the Tamar Valley.

Through community engagement, education, and collaborative projects, Tamar NRM strives to ensure the Tamar Valley is an attractive and prosperous place to live and work based on a healthy environment.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Kirstin Seaver

Tamar NRM Program Coordinator

m: 0438 265 792

A map of all of the groups participating in the Great Southern Bioblitz from the 24th - 26th of November.
A map of the groups participating in the Great Southern Bioblitz from the 24th - 27th of November. It is a huge collective event worth getting involved in. (source:


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