Biodiversity Blitz 2021

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The Shire is celebrating Biodiversity Month this September with the Biodiversity Blitz 2021 challenge and we’re inviting everyone to get involved. Joining the Blitz is a great way to learn about local plants and animals. By taking part you'll be contributing to citizen science and showing the world the amazing biodiversity your local area has to offer.


What is Biodiversity Blitz 2021?

Biodiversity Blitz 2021 is a nature-based citizen science event run throughout September, encouraging people across greater Melbourne to record and share their observations of local plants and animals by uploading their photos to the citizen science app iNaturalist.

The Shire has with eight of our neighbouring councils to host this year's Biodiversity Blitz event, and we're competing to see who can record the most species. With all the amazing biodiversity we have on the Peninsula we have high hopes to win, but we need your help!


How do I get involved?

Follow these steps to join in the fun:

  • Download the ‘iNaturalist’ App on iTunes or Google Play on your phone, or visit the iNaturalist Australia website on your computer.
  • Sign up to create your profile (or login if you’re already a user)
  • Join the Mornington Peninsula’s Biodiversity Blitz 2021 project on iNaturalist.
  • Head outdoors in September to snap photos of flora and fauna and upload them to the app.
  • Your observations will automatically be added to the Peninsula's Biodiversity Blitz 2021 project.

For more information on about iNaturalist, visit the Shire’s iNaturalist page.


iNaturalist for Beginners Webinar

If you are new to iNaturalist or want to brush up on your skills, there is an iNaturalist for Beginners Webinar at the start of the Biodiversity Blitz where you can learn all the basics of using the app.

When: Thursday 2 September 2021 at 7pm

Where: Online via Zoom

Register: iNaturalist for Beginners webinar registration

When

  • Wednesday, 01 September 2021 | 12:00 AM - Thursday, 30 September 2021 | 11:59 PM

Location

Online event

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