Ferox australis presents ’Wildlife Treasure Hunt’ – an interactive event positioned to engage the public in the environment using citizen science.
This event will take place in the highly biodiverse, Belair National Park.
For the event, each participant or group will be given a list of species they need to find. Each species will be allocated a number of points. Species that are harder to find will be worth more points, whilst species that are easier to find will be worth less. It is then the goal of participants to discover as many species as possible (both plants and animals) within the allocated time frame, strictly using the iNaturalist app on their mobile device.
At the end of the allocated time period, results will then be tallied (and verified using the iNaturalist app), and the top two participants with the most points will win one of two prizes.
• 1st prize will win either a family pass or a 1-year membership from Zoos SA.
• 2nd prize will win a copy of the ‘Wildlife of Greater Adelaide’ book.
This is a great opportunity to get your friends or family involved in citizen science, or to discover the different wildlife that exists within our parklands.
The exact meeting location will be in the carpark on the Western side of Gums Oval within the park. A 10-minute waiting period will be held for participants who are running late.
On the day, ensure that you:
• wear sturdy shoes, a hat and sunscreen
• be aware of weather conditions
• make sure you have appropriate weatherproof clothing
• carry enough water to be self-sufficient
• stay on the designated trails and connector tracks for your own safety, and prevent the spread of declared weeds to other areas in the park
• ensure someone knows your approximate location and expected time of return
• take appropriate maps which will be provided on the day.
Also note, if you wish to park within Belair National Park, you will need to pay the appropriate parking fees. More details can be found at https://www.parks.sa.gov.au/parks/belair-national-park#fees