Thanks to funding from the National Landcare Programme, Wheatbelt NRM is inviting you to a weekend in York so you can discover more about your local Wheatbelt environment and have the opportunity to exhibit your region’s natural assets to visiting BioBlitzers.
Essentially, a BioBlitz brings together community members and groups who are interested in learning more about their natural environment, professional and amateur biologists, scientists, ecologists and naturalists, to build upon the scientific knowledge and understanding of one part of the State’s diverse animal and plant life, ecological communities, and environmental resources.
Team leaders, who specialise in invertebrates, flora, reptiles and birds, lead smaller groups aiming to identify as many species of plant, animal and fungi as possible over a 24 hour period in a particular location. Team leaders are also swapped between groups so that participants can learn and discover more species. It could be you that uncovers an endangered or rare and unique species!
We’d love you to join us. Families are encouraged to come along so that their young people, who are often keen observers, can join in the exploring teams.
What: 2017 Oswald Sargent BioBlitz
When: Sat 14 to Sun 15 October 2017
Where: Oswald Sargent Reserve, West York
Cost: Free (Sat dinner and Sun breakfast meals included)
Facilities: Camping area and toilets
BYO: Camping gear, cutlery, warm clothes, good shoes and a sense of adventure!