Race to the Finish Line

Climate & Nature team members at Yarra Ranges Council have been keeping a close eye on the Bio Blitz leaderboard and it's turning out to be a fierce battle!

Mornington Peninsula took the species lead early and held onto it for the first few weeks, however, thanks to our dedicated local citizen scientists, Yarra Ranges has closed the gap and even taken the lead on and off over the past week. It's going to be a close race to the finish line!

Good weather has been on our side this year, allowing those of us who work full time to be able to 'blitz' on the weekends. This coming Friday, a public holiday, and Saturday - the final day of the blitz - are both looking clear and sunny so if you're up to it we encourage you to get out and explore somewhere you've not visited before. Who knows what you'll find!

Each year we aim to introduce iNaturalist and the joy of searching for, and recording, flora, fauna and fungi to community members who've not participated in citizen science before. Last year our Bio Blitz recorded 282 observers and so far this year we have had 311 people contribute which is great to see.

The final blitz tally is likely to take place a week after the blitz finishes so if you don't get to upload your observations by October 1 you'll still have some time to do so. Currently 38% of our observations need additional identification so they become research grade, if you've got spare time take a look at them and see if you can help ID any.

Happy blitzing!

Publicado el 26 de septiembre de 2023 06:32 por suz1966 suz1966


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