Forest Watch Bioblitz - Deongwar
Join us in Deongwar State Forest for our next Bioblitz!
Queensland has the largest area of native forest of any state or territory in Australia, home to a rich and important diversity of plants and animals and should be transferred to protected areas. We are running Forest Watch to help highlight why these areas are so important to protect and connect people to forests.
Using iNaturalist we are creating a network of citizen scientists to demonstrate the diversity of plants and animals that call these forests home.
This time we are teaming up with ‘Save Deongwar State Forest’ community group to survey Deongwar State Forest which has been a meeting place for the Dungibara, Jinibara, Kabi Kabi and Uuggera Ugarapul. Deongwar is 4700 hectares of intact, high conservation value, remnant native forest that has good connectivity to adjoining nature reserves and nearby national parks. It is home to 146 protected native animals including the long-nosed potoroo, powerful owl, black-breasted button-quail, brush-tailed rock wallaby, white-throated needletail, glossy-black cockatoo, red tailed- cockatoo, koala and greater glider.
At our BioBlitz you will join a small group of people who will work together using iNaturalist to take records and observations of what you find in the forest. No need for previous experience using iNaturalist or plant and animal identification. We will run through a quick introduction and team you up with people with more experience. This is a great opportunity to connect to the forest we are trying to protect, taking active steps to help protect it while also learning and having fun with others.
This is a family friendly event, children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Exact meeting location to be confirmed, RSVP for updates.
Before the BioBlitz - Download and have a play with the iNaturalist app. Join the Forest Watch Project.