Forest Watch BioBlitz - Ferny Forest
Come along to our first Forest Watch BioBlitz in Ferny 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 Beerwah State Forest, on the lands of the Jinibara and the Kabi Kabi/ Gubbi Gubbi peoples on the Sunshine Coast, is under threat from logging. This native forest is affectionately known by locals who want it protected as ‘Ferny Forest’ and is habitat for vulnerable species like Glossy Black Cockatoos, Greater Gliders, Koalas and Tusk frogs. Other state forests are likely to face a similar fate over the next couple of years.
At our Ferny Forest 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 are co-hosting an iNaturalist workshop with Mooloolah River Landcare before the Bioblitz. Limited numbers so RSVP here.
WHENJune 11, 2022 at 10:30am - 1pm
WHEREFerny Forest Car Park
2316 Steve Irwin Way
Landsborough, QLD 4550
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