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Sat, 13 Jan

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Bongaree

Summer BioBlitz 2024

Embark on a nature adventure! Join in on the Bribie Island Summer BioBlitz and explore the island's wonders, from vibrant plants to elusive wildlife on land or in the water. Use the iNaturalist app to document your discoveries for scientists to use – it's your nature diary in the palm of your hand.

Summer BioBlitz 2024
Summer BioBlitz 2024

When and where

13 Jan 2024, 12:00 am – 14 Jan 2024, 11:50 pm

Bongaree, 1 S Esplanade, Bongaree QLD 4507, Australia

About the event

Head out with your phone and the iNaturalist app and find anything living (or evidence of a living thing like a feather, nest, poo, dead animal, etc.) on Bribie Island and in the surrounding waters. Look for plants, animals, insects, fungi; take a photo or record a sound and upload to iNaturalist. Don't worry if you're not sure of the species, just include clear pictures of distinctive features and experts on iNaturalist will help with identification.

Come along to the BIEPA market stall at the Rotary Market on Sunday morning if you need tips on locations or using iNaturalist. Read about the Spring BioBlitz and the BIEPA BioBlitz project for more information.

Help at the market stall is only available on Sunday morning, but BioBlitz is happening everywhere around the island for 48 hours over the whole weekend. You can BioBlitz in a park, on the beach, in the National Park, or within the surrounding waters of Pumicestone Passage and the Marine Park... even down the main street or in your own backyard! The more observations from more locations the better.

The data collected and shared via the iNaturalist app is checked and used by scientists to help understand, protect and restore nature. Bribie Island is an area of high conservation value with rich biological diversity. However, more data from observations is required to fully understand and protect Bribie Island’s biodiversity for the future. You can explore the collected data so far in the BIEPA Bribie Island Biodiversity project on the iNaturalist website.

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