Have you ever wanted to join-in the fun of a BioBlitz? Well here’s your chance!
Registrations are now open for the 2017 Bunjil Rocks BioBlitz – which will take place at Bunjil Rocks, near Perenjori, on 23-24 September.
What is a BioBlitz?
A BioBlitz is a 24-hour intensive biodiversity survey of a particular site, during which a team of scientists and naturalists, and members of the wider community work hand-in-hand to discover and record the amazing natural diversity of a local park or reserve. Every living thing encountered during the 24 hours is recorded – from brightly-coloured beetles to seldom-seen bats, from cheeky skinks to wonderful water-bugs, and everything in between.
BioBlitz events encompass a broad range of activities – making them great fun for people of all ages, and of all levels of experience – from the most experienced to novice naturalists, and to others who may be just interested-in or passionate about contributing and learning.
There will be lots to learn at the 2017 BioBlitz at Bunjil Rocks. Participants will have the opportunity to help put-out motion sensor cameras, echo-location devices, pit-fall traps, mist nests, cage traps, sand pad traps and more.
BioBlitz Location: Bunjil Rocks
For those of you who don’t know, or have never heard of Bunjil Rocks, the BioBlitz site is approximately:
- 340 kms northeast of Perth (4 hours)
- 220 kms southeast of Geraldton (3 hours)
- 25 kms south of Perenjori (20 minutes)
There are a number of accommodation options available for participants, including:
- The designated BioBlitz headquarters and campsite at the Latham Community Centre on the Mullewa-Wubin Road.
- Numerous accommodation options in the Shire of Perenjori. See: http://www.perenjori.wa.gov.au/tourism/accommodation/
- Staying with locals – If you have friends or family in the area, feel free to spend the night with them.
Please visit the event on the NACC website for more details.
For more information, please contact the BioBlitz Organising Team:
- Jessica Stingemore – firstname.lastname@example.org or 9938 0106
- Lizzie King – email@example.com or 9973 1444
- Rachel Walmsley – firstname.lastname@example.org or 9653 1355
This project is supported by the Northern Agricultural Catchments Council (NACC), the Yarra Yarra Catchment Management Group, and the Moore Catchment Council, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme and Gunduwa Regional Conservation Association.