Big Bushfire Bioblitz - Greater Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains Bioblitz is done and dusted!

It was certainly a very wet weekend, with almost constant rain and heavy fog over the three days, but we had a fantastic turnout with 40+ participants coming along. There were relatively slim pickings on the birds and herps front, but there were plenty of great plants and invertebrates on offer.

There are still observations being uploaded (and if you haven't already, remember to post your photos!), but as of writing there are 2216 observations in the project covering over 600 species! This number will only climb as more observations are ID'ed to species.

Some highlights:

The many 'hairy snails' we saw

The myriad red triangle slugs, which were always a point of excitement

8 different orchid species!

The bird-size moths that swooped down on Friday night to our moth sheet!

Unfortunately the Washpool/Gibraltar Ranges bioblitz for this weekend was called off due to the catastrophic flooding in northern NSW, but the third event at Murramarang NP on the south coast for 11-13 March is still on. I look forward to seeing everyone there!

Lähettänyt thebeachcomber thebeachcomber, 4. maaliskuuta 2022 05:26


Wow! Love those hairy snails. So looking forward to Murramarang.

Lähettänyt paulaboer 11 kuukautta sitten (Lippu)

Really love the Triangle Slugs!

Lähettänyt susanhewitt 11 kuukautta sitten (Lippu)

both massive hits and first time sightings for almost everyone!

Lähettänyt thebeachcomber 11 kuukautta sitten (Lippu)

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