Great Southern Bioblitz 2022

Join this year’s GSB at the end of October

The Great Southern Bioblitz 2022 will be held from 28th – 31st October.  Join us in trying to see as many plants and animals as possible across Mt Alexander and the eastern half of Hepburn Shires.  Last year our club did very well coming in at number 13 out of 70 plus groups across Australia and New Zealand.  Let’s see if we can do better this year!

Apart from the competition, the GSB provides a valuable snapshot of the plants and animals, both native and introduced, across the region.  In this way it contributes to our knowledge and provides information that helps us protect our local environment.  You can read more about our project for the GSB here and see who else is taking part here.

iNaturalist is increasingly being used for citizen science data capture across the globe with data feeding into government run databases such as the Atlas of Living Australia.  Our club is using iNaturalist to record interesting observations in our region.

Castlemaine Field Naturalists will be running some small in-person group training sessions in the lead-up to the GSB.  These will run for about 2 hours and provide an introduction to the iNaturalist platform and some tips on how to make the most efficient use of the system.

Training session 1         Tuesday 11th October at 7pm

Training session 2         Friday 13th October at 2pm

Each session will be limited to a max of 6 participants.

Bookings: Euan Moore

Can’t get to one of these sessions but would like to do the training?  Get in touch.  It may be possible to arrange another time if there is sufficient demand.