Since 2021 our club has taken part in the Great Southern Bioblitz on iNaturalist. This project engages citizen scientists to create a snapshot of biodiversity across the southern hemisphere with groups from more than 25 countries taking part. Over a period of 4 days during spring our group records as many sightings as possible across Mt Alexander Shire and in the eastern half of Hepburn Shire.
How to join the fun
You don’t have to be a member of our club to take part. Anyone who is interested can make observations during the Bioblitz period and load them to the iNaturalist platform where they will count in the Great Southern Bioblitz. You can read more about how to contribute to Great Southern Bioblitz 2023 here. You may also join our project on iNaturalist to track how we are doing during the Bioblitz
For the 2023 Bioblitz our club has organised two events that will introduce people to aspects of our local environment. The first of these is a Moth Night to be held in the Castlemaine Botanic Gardens on Saturday 25th November. On the following day there will be an opportunity to join us and the Castlemaine Landcare Group for a Waterwatch session tour of one of the restoration sites.