An international colaboration increasing biodiversity awareness through citizen science
Following the success of Australia's first participation in the global ‘City Nature Challenge’ in 2020, cities from all over Australia have since combined forces to organise what we are calling, the ‘Great Southern BioBlitz’, or ‘GSB’ for short; an international period of intense biological surveying in an attempt to record all the living species within several designated areas across the Southern Hemisphere in Spring using the free app iNaturalist Australia .
By the end of September, Australia’s natural world is on full throttle. Flowers are blooming, insects are emerging, birds are singing, and reptiles are coming out of their winter hibernation. It makes sense for Australia and for the rest of the Southern Hemisphere to observe life at this time of year!
The purpose of this event is to highlight both the immense biodiversity spread across the Southern Hemisphere in the flourishing springtime, as well as to engage the public in science and nature learning.
The GSB event for 2020 will be held from Friday the 25th of September (00:00 local "Area" time) until the end of Monday on the 28th of September (23:59 local "Area" time), incorporating different communities, areas and regions across the Southern Hemisphere.
South Australia has three "Areas"
Lower Murray and Coorong
City of Onkaparinga
To get involved as an organiser, please follow our page to learn more.
We encourage all organisers and participants to abide by local laws and regulations and refer to the WHO COVID-19 advice for the public.