The Big Bushfire Bioblitz!

Grab your hat, your camera, and your moth sheet, and get ready for the Big Bushfire BioBlitz! The University of New South Wales’ Centre for Ecosystem Science, the Atlas of Living Australia, the Australian Citizen Science Association, Minderoo’s Fire and Flood Resilience Initiative, and the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment are joining forces to run three bioblitzes across NSW in early 2022 to help track how our native ecosystems are recovering from the 2019-2020 bushfire season.

Join us in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area (Blue Mountains), Rainforests of the NSW north coast and tablelands (Washpool National Park), and Forests of the NSW south coast (Murramarang National Park) as we search for bugs, bats, birds and everything in between. We’re putting together an exciting line-up of experts to help point out amazing plants, animals, and fungi, explain how they fit into the ecosystem, the impact of the bushfires, and give you all kinds of tips and tricks to help you become a better naturalist!

BioBlitz 1: Blue Mountains, Friday 25 February – Sunday 27 February 2022
BioBlitz 2: Washpool National Park, Friday 4 March – Sunday 6 March 2022
BioBlitz 3: Murramarang National Park, Friday 11 March – Sunday 13 March 2022

Register for the Big Bushfire BioBlitz here and check out the stats on iNaturalist.

Citizen scientists participating in the recent Great Southern Bioblitz, image source Dean Martin 2021 (CC-BY-NC)
Flannel flowers (Actinotus helianthi) flowering in the Blue Mountains, Margaret Sky 2021 (CC-BY-NC).

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