Springfield Lakes Nature Care Inc is pleased to be involved in the Great Southern Bioblitz to capture the bio-diversity of the Opossum Creek region. This evidence can help scientist’s map locations of vulnerable or endangered species. The value of this data can be fed back to our local government about areas of significance.
You will need to have the iNaturalist app downloaded to your phone but don’t worry it’s free. Simply upload it to your phone from the google play store before attending the Nature Walk. Using your smartphone or camera you can photograph plants, insects, birds, frogs, reptiles, aquatic life or native animals that you observe during the walk. Your aim is to get a good clear photograph. Try taking photos of plants, trees, seed pods or flowers, a spider in a web as these animals are less likely to move when you get close. Please have your phone’s location on to record the whereabouts of your finding. Then join the project so you can upload your photos to the project folder by clicking on this link https://inaturalist.ala.org.au/projects/great-southern-bioblitz-2023-ipswich-queensland
BYO water bottle, hat, binoculars, if you have them & wear comfortable shoes & sunsafe clothing. Bring the family & ask them to help you find insects on the ground on trees & set a challenge like a 1 sq meter challenge for each child or see who can find the most flowering plants. You can shake a tree to see what falls off or grab a net & a bucket to scoop some water from a creek or dam to see what waterbugs you find.
We will also be hosting some group events or events that you can do at home during the weekend.