Journal archives for July 2021

July 05, 2021

BCAL Migration to iNat Complete!!

Just a quick note to confirm that we have successfully completed our migration from NatureMapr to the new Budawang Coast Atlas of Life on iNaturalist. It has been quite a journey for all of us. We are keen to encourage our dedicated team of moderators to continue their wonderful contributions to identifying records and informing contributors about their sightings. This is the life blood of our project. We are now looking forward to ramping up our citizen science activities using iNaturalist and collaborating closely with our partner citizen science organisations in some exciting projects. Stay tuned for some news about upcoming activities, including: • an really interesting series of events around science week in conjunction with the Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness, including information on nest boxes and bee hotels • upcoming workshops on bats and plant ID • A face to face moderator meet up and celebration • recording forest monitoring activities • bushfire recovery activities We always welcome suggestions (and assistance) to continue to promote local citizen science activities, so please contact us with your ideas. Now that all your records have moved to iNat, it is important for you to complete the following steps, if you haven’t already done so: • Check that your records have been successfully migrated over (if not, you may have to manually transfer any that have location issues) • Join our Budawang Coast iNat project Budawang Coast Atlas of Life · iNaturalist Australia (ala.org.au) • Request to delete your records from NatureMapr by sending an email to support@naturemapr.org (otherwise your records will be duplicated in ALA) • Register for our upcoming zoom meeting on 13th July at 10am
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July 13, 2021

Citizen Science & iNaturalist - Budawang Coast - 13 July 2021 Recording link

Here's the link to 2-hour session which included discussion about upcoming projects for Budawang Coast Atlas of Life and Atlas of Life Coastal Wilderness, discussion about Gang Gang cockatoos project and a detailed presentation by Thomas Mesaglio on iNaturalist

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/hB87MKvbeF6H92UWwE8cRHmbBMvSUeZlzCaB4cNf4bETXHPCQjnwvaeaIVInbXeM.hvNuIzeyT5ykR5T1
Passcode: rq9Q9F!a

Posted on July 13, 2021 03:28 AM by barv barv | 0 comments | Leave a comment

July 30, 2021

National Science Week 14-20 August

BCAL is teaming up with Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness to bring you an exciting program of events during science week. There will be something for every one: oceans, forests, creatures large and small, and creation of habitat. There will also be a session on how to use iNaturalist, getting started and next level functions. All sessions will be via Zoom, include time for discussion and recorded for later viewing.
Stay tuned for the program which will be posted next week.

Posted on July 30, 2021 02:46 AM by annielane annielane | 0 comments | Leave a comment

iNat training (beginners and advanced) - be prepared for Great Southern Bioblitz 22-25 October

BEGINNERS GUIDE TO iNATURALIST (2 sessions): An introduction to iNaturalist by Thomas Mesaglio
This workshop introduces iNaturalist (app and desktop) to record biodiversity in your local area.

*Tuesday August 17, 2021 8:30pm UTC+10 – 9:30 PM UTC+10 Book on Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/a-beginners-guide-for-using-inaturalist-tickets-163599036121?aff=efbeventtixfbclid=IwAR2ujPHWe6xpNwEXcc8LYDXvLMS855H9dbRud442EYZDMx5Qa_HUMFI3mQs
*Tuesday September 28, 2021 AT 8:30 PM UTC+10 – 9:30 PM UTC+10 Book on Eventbrite
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/a-beginners-guide-for-using-inaturalist-tickets-163599260793?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR3Svj3qMhB6lmEOssulX7KmOdwj4wcUNfLWPxsZ4ypFZhoA-a5AIlV5iJw

ADVANCED TIPS FOR iNATURALIST (1 session): Advanced use of iNaturalist by Thomas Mesaglio
This workshop will introduce more advanced aspects of iNaturalist to record and manage your sightings.

*Tuesday, September 7, 2021 AT 8:30 PM UTC+10 – 9:30 PM UTC+10 Book on Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/advanced-tipps-for-using-inaturalist-tickets-164735047963?aff=efbeventtixfbclid=IwAR3eNyAogoddwaydEn7od80w3RlD2vG7Q4pA3bNxoX5_JL1Jwz129toUYpg

OR check our FaceBook posts for Eventbrite booking links https://www.facebook.com/BudawangCoastAL

The ‘Great Southern BioBlitz’ (#GSB21) is an intense period of biological surveying in an attempt to record all the living species within designated areas across the Southern Hemisphere. The purpose is to highlight the immense biodiversity across the Southern Hemisphere as well as to engage the public in citizen science and nature learning.

Posted on July 30, 2021 03:21 AM by barv barv | 2 comments | Leave a comment