Forest Watch Bioblitz - St Mary State Forest

October 22, 2023 at 8:30am - 1pm
St Mary State Forest (Meet Memorial Park in the centre of Tiaro)
42 44 Mayne St
Tiaro, QLD 4650
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Hayley Troupe · · 0421830241

Join us in St Mary 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 diversity of plants and animals. We are running Forest Watch to support the transfer of these important forests to protected area. Using iNaturalist we are creating a network of citizen scientists to connect people to nature and document the plants and animals that call these forests home.

This time we are teaming up with Wide Bay Burnett Environment Council to survey St Mary State Forest on Kabi Kabi/ Gubbi Gubbi Country. This is a large area of native forest situated in the Fraser Coast region south-west of Maryborough. It hosts eucalypt forest and a variety of other vegetation along creeks, ridges and low peaks such as Mount Benarige and Mount Woocoo. There are many significant plant species here including the undescribed St Mary quassia found nowhere else.The forest is habitat for a variety of threatened animal species including koala, greater glider, yellow bellied glider and glossy black cockatoo. 

At our BioBlitz you will join with others in small groups using iNaturalist to observe and record what you find in the forest. If you have no previous experience using iNaturalist or in 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 gather information to help protect the forest while also learning and having fun with others.  

This is a family friendly event, children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 

Before the BioBlitz - Download and have a play with the iNaturalist app. Join the Forest Watch Project and take a look at the Forest Watch Guide. 

Will you come?