Scenic Rim Bioblitz October 2017

bleating treefrog, Mt Barney Lodge

Bleating treefrog, Litoria dentata

10.00am Sunday 15th – 17th October 2017

To be opened by Frank Manthey of Bilby Brothers fame.

This is a Citizen Science event open to individuals, families, schools, nature photographers and whoever else would like to be involved.

Over a 48 hour period (day and night), we will seek and identify as many animals, plants and fungi as possible on private and Council land, taking care to cause minimal disturbance.

Experts will be on hand to guide small groups into the more sensitive areas and to identify species, and there will be demonstrations through the day.

In addition to direct observation, we will be setting cage traps for small mammals, pitfalls for frogs and small reptiles, light traps for night-flying insects, motion sensing cameras and Anabats to record and identify microbats.

Join in for an hour or two, or for a couple of days.

Let us know if:

  • you’d like your email to be included on our list for updates
  • you have a special expertise in a particular group (e.g. spiders, fungi or ferns) and would like to volunteer to assist in identification, even if just for part of one day
  • you would like to offer access to your property (if close to Skywalk) on those dates
  • you would like to help sponsor the event

There will also be an opportunity to send in photos and descriptions of species you find on your own land (or elsewhere in the Scenic Rim) during the remainder of the week.

Results will be presented on our website (not giving exact locations of endangered species) and sent to WPSQ Central, Atlas of Living Australia, Scenic Rim Regional Council and participating land-owners.

The event is free of charge, except there will be a (discounted) entry fee into Skywalk.

Many thanks to Scenic Rim Regional Council and Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk for their support.

For some background to Bioblitzes, visit http://www.atlasoflife.org.au/the-australian-guide-to-running-a-bioblitz/

More details soon ………