Forest Watch BioBlitz - Beerburrum 2
Come along to our second Forest Watch BioBlitz in Beerburrum West State Forest!
70,000 hectares (ha) of state forest in South East Qld are home to a rich and important diversity of plants and animals and should be transferred to protected areas. We have launched Forest Watch to help highlight why these area are so important to protect. Using iNaturalist we are creating a network of citizen scientists to demonstrate the diversity of plants and animals that call these forests home.
Native forest in Beerburrum State Forest, on the lands of the Jinibara people on the Sunshine Coast, is under threat from logging. Over 2,500 ha of native forest could be up for logging before December 2024 or is already being logged. These forests are home to tusk frogs, powerful owls and koalas, just to name a few. It also contains over 400 hectares of endangered ecosystems.
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 protected 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.
Before the BioBlitz - Download and have a play with the iNaturalist app. Join the Forest Watch Project.
We will run an online iNaturalist workshop before the event, watch this space for more info.
WHENOctober 08, 2022 at 9:30am - 12:30pm
WHERED'Aguilar Hwy near Mount Mee Rd hail 'n' ride opposite D'Aguilar Hotel.
D'Aguilar, QLD 4514
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