10am Friday 8th November to 4pm Saturday 9th November, 2019
Contact: Clare Hawkins (email)
Aim: A BioBlitz is described as a ‘festival of science in nature … fun, enjoyable and meaningful to the community, naturalists, scientists and organisations alike … a concerted effort to discover and record as many living things as possible within a set location over a limited period’.
The Bookend Trust, in collaboration with Devonport City Council, invite you to join them for Tasmania’s fourth Extinction Matters BioBlitz – this one’s at the Don Reserve, near Devonport in northern Tasmania, for a 30 hour continuous period.
Description: Devonport’s Don Reserve covers a wonderful range of ecosystems, including black gum forest, tea tree stump and estuary – so, with your help, we have a good chance of finding, identifying and recording a spectacular diversity and number of species.
There will be a special opportunity to discover the Central North burrowing crayfish, Engaeus granulates – known only from tiny patches, adding up to little more than 100 ha, scattered across the Devonport and Latrobe area. BioBlitz co-organisers the Bookend Trust will be launching a new citizen science project to map, monitor and better understand this threatened species.
Survey teams will be searching for all species ranging from fungi to frogs, and from mosses to mammals. Everyone is welcome to join a survey team, attend a talk at the basecamp, browse the stalls and enjoy the great outdoors. You can book into surveys as they become available on Eventbrite (links provided on the Extinction Matters BioBlitzes website and Facebook page).
Associated organisations: The Bookend Trust and Devonport City Council