Each year we join the Great Southern BioBlitz to form the the biggest BioBlitz event across the southern hemisphere!
A BioBlitz is a period of time where people are encouraged to help record as many living species as possible in a certain area.
Tamar NRM are encourages you to take part and join a grassroots network of keen citizen scientists from around the world to help record plants, animals and other organisms to contribute to science.
All you have to do is download the iNaturalist App or make a free login on the iNaturalist website and start recording your local birds, plants and animals in the West Tamar, George Town or Launceston local government areas. Find out more and download iNaturalist from: https://www.inaturalist.org/
The goal is that you (and we as a collective) photograph and upload any observations of native plants and animals that live in the West Tamar, Launceston, and George Town municipalities during this four-day period.
It is a terrific way to get up close and personal with nature. Don’t worry if you don’t know what it is you are looking at, the app will attempt to identify it for you, and if not, an online expert will. It is as simple as taking photos (as best as you can to identify the species) and uploading on the spot or within 14 days of the event.
Learn more about what a BioBlitz using iNaturalist from here: Bioblitz Guide · iNaturalist