The Sanctuary and Friends of the Maitai is running a mini bioblitz on Saturday February 27th from 9am running till Sunday 28th 9am. Meeting at the Visitor Centre.
We need your help to attempt to record as many species as we can over the period to give us a ‘snapshot’ of the ecosystem and provide a baseline for the species present.
A bioblitz is an intense period of biological surveying in an attempt to record all the living species within a designated area. Groups of scientists, naturalists and volunteers conduct an intensive field study over a continuous time period. There is a public component to many bioblitzes, with the goal of getting the public interested in biodiversity.
The events will also portray the importance, effectiveness and enjoyment of citizen science & social science
In order to run the Bioblitz we are going to use nznaturewatch http://naturewatch.org.nz and inaturalist http://www.inaturalist.org . Both are online and convenient ios /android apps for carrying out a Bioblitz. If you are into looking for wildlife in the Sanctuary and want to join in then download the inaturalist free app before arriving on the 27th.
If you would like to assist please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat, 2016-02-27 09:00 - Sun, 2016-02-28 09:00
The Brook Sanctuary Visitor Centre