Projektin Great Southern Bioblitz 2021 - Maroondah Päiväkirja

9. marraskuuta 2021

The results are in!

Hi all,

After a great observational period and results tallying time, I'd like to share with you some details on the GSB across the Southern hemipshere and some more specifc details on the Maroondah project:

Southern Hemisphere results:
• Observations: 183, 125
• Species: 20,987
• Identifiers: 3,192
• Observers: 5,763

Results for Maroondah overall event:
• 60th out of 256 participating regions for observations
• 54th out of 256 for observers
• 64th place for species observed
• 6th place out of the Greater Melbourne Councils

Totals for the Maroondah over 22nd to 25th of October:
• Total observations – 668
• Total species – 326
• Total participants – 31

Observation statistics:
• Plants – 353 observations of 161 species
• Insects – 141 observations of 85 species
• Arachnids – 32 observations of 20 species
• Reptiles – 3 observations of 2 species
• Birds – 116 observations of 41 species
• Mammals – 3 observations of 2 species
• Fungi – 11 observations of 8 species
• Other animals – 5 observations of 5 species

Top 5 most observed species in Maroondah:

  • Chocolate Lily (Arthropodium strictum)
  • Hop Goodenia (Goodenia ovata)
  • Showy Daisy-Bush (Olearia lirata)
  • Milkmaids (Burchardia umbellata)
  • Australian Wood Duck (Chenonetta jubata)

Common Bird- Orchid Chiloglottis valida. One of my most enjoyable observations, as there was quite a large clustered population.

Lähetetty 9. marraskuuta 2021 23:54 käyttäjältä eryn18 eryn18 | 3 kommenttia | Jätä kommentti

3. marraskuuta 2021

Thank you for over 600 observations across Maroondah!

Hi all,

Just a thank you for making observations and helping with identifications, it was great to see everyone’s contributions whether large or small.

If you or anyone else you know took observations in Maroondah over the 22nd to 25th of October don't forget to log them! We have till the 8th of November to make any final observation submissions.

There was some amazing observations, and it seems chocolate lilies were the most observed.
I will follow up with another post with some of the great observations after the 8th of November :)

We have created a feedback form if you would like to share your thoughts on the event which will help influence future citizen science events within Maroondah! It will be open till 1pm Wednesday the 10th of November (No name or email required)

@martinlagerwey @howard_elston @bbdown @judithvc @widebrownland @suz1966 @celeste117 @crmarijkegraham @kenmcinnes @smileylloyd @markiemark @mel_klamt @julesaf @zara2014 @jessmcoleman @adloy @tsaw91 @anthonybigelow @skyestory @bunyip @awmccutcheon @mandapanda87 @corinne237 @emeraldenvironment @sandy418 @lisa_d_ @james1524 @merrilyn @sam__rye

Lähetetty 3. marraskuuta 2021 23:36 käyttäjältä eryn18 eryn18 | 0 kommenttia | Jätä kommentti

21. lokakuuta 2021

Less than 24 hours to go!

Hello again!
In the lead up to the BioBlitz starting, it would be a great time to share what was observed during 2020's months of Spring to see what was a seen last year! Spring is always exciting as you can see pops of colour appear throughout natural areas, so every piece of biodiversity you can observe is like its own little prize.
Here's some of the amazing observations made during September and October 2020 to get you excited for the BioBlitz.
Thank you to all the observers, identifiers and citizen scientists out there 😊
If you have joined our project, thank you! If you haven’t, please feel free to join and happy observing!

Let's get exictied for the 4 day BioBlitz period (22nd-25th, October)!

Thank you to the following observers for their citizen science contributions from spring 2020:
@melvinxu @rjennion @torhek @kate198 @muddles @helenvdn @davidwad @bp32 @bunyip @jonathan_tickner @heathersperl @lorimer @judithvc @julesaf @phoenixwolfe @jessmcoleman

Turkey Tail in Mullum Mullum Reserve by @melvinxu

Peron's Tree Frog in Heathmont by @rjennion

Clematis in Maroondah by @torhek

Yellow Admiral in Maroondah by @kate198

Mushrooms in Mullum Mullum Reserve by @melvinxu

Eastern Bush Orbweaver in FJC Rogers reserve by @muddles

Kangaroo Thorn in Ringwood by @helenvdn

Skink in Ringwood North by @davidwad

Grass Triggerplant in Heathmont by @bp32

Dusky-winged Ichneumonid Wasp in Maroondah by @bunyip

Milkmaids in Ringwood by @jonathan_tickner

Bottlebursh Sawfly in Croydon by @heathersperl

Red Raspberry Slime Mold in Ringwood East by @lorimer

Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo in Ringwood North by @judithvc

Australian Grapevine Moth in Ringwood North by @julesaf

Waxlip Orchid in Heathmont by @phoenixwolfe

Banded Sugar Ant in Ringwood by @jessmcoleman

Common Small Catchfly in Maroondah by @bushbandit

Lähetetty 21. lokakuuta 2021 04:05 käyttäjältä eryn18 eryn18 | 0 kommenttia | Jätä kommentti

20. lokakuuta 2021

Just over 1 day to go!

Hello all!

Thanks for joining our project and if you haven’t, please feel free to join :)
We've got some beautiful spring weather currently and over the next few days. So, I'd like to share again some of the wonderful biodiversity that has been captured across Maroondah in the past week!
Currently we are sitting on 5,672 observations for "Nature in Maroondah", I wonder if we can hit over 6000 by Monday the 25th with the help of the Great Southern BioBlitz? That would be excellent.

If you have any friends of family around Maroondah, please share the messaging about the BioBlitz. It's such a valuable citizen science event and incredibly enjoyable if I say so myself.

Here's some great observations from Maroondah!
Thanks to @awmccutcheon, @iandb, @elhar4, @timothy162 , @seedygirl, @zest4life, @widebrownland, @markiemark , @suz1966 and @bbdown

Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo in Croydon by @awmccutcheon

Salmon Sun-Orchid in Heathmont by @iandb

Pied Currawong in Heathmont by @elhar4

Fungus in Bayswater North by @timothy162

Australian King Parrot in Appletree Hill Reserve by @seedygirl

Fungus in Bayswater North by @zest4life

Spider species in Maroondah area by @widebrownland * this needs identifcation so help if you can!*

Tawny Frogmouth in Woodland Park, Croydon South by @suz1966

Grass Triggerplant in Ringwood by @markiemark

Pied Currawong in Dandenong Creek trail by @bbdown

Lähetetty 20. lokakuuta 2021 02:18 käyttäjältä eryn18 eryn18 | 0 kommenttia | Jätä kommentti

14. lokakuuta 2021

7 days till the start of the BioBlitz!

Hey everyone,

Hope you've been able to enjoy some of the lovely springtime weather.
With 7 days to go before the Great Southern BioBlitz with Maroondah City Council, I thought it would be a great time to showcase some of the amazing biodivesity found across Maroondah currently, there are just under 300 observers in Maroondah City Council and over 600 iNaturalists that help identify local observations, which is fantastic.

So please feel free to keep making observations and helping others identify their observations, all in the name of science of course. Here are some of the people who are making great observations around Maroondah @mandapanda87 @suz1966 @scoutsvictoria @rjennion @anthonybigelow @jody_lawson @bushbandit @widebrownland @willharper @bloogs

Twining Fringe-Lily at Hochkins Ridge Flora Reserve by @mandapanda87

Pied Currawong at Woodland Park by @suz1966

Kangaroo Apple in Ringwood by @scoutsvictoria

Tawny Frogmouth in Gracedale Park by @rjennion

Milkmaids in Terreddan Drive @anthonybigelow

Crimson Rosella in Mullum Mullum reserve by @jody_lawson

Spotted Sun-Orchid Maroondah area by @bushbandit

Yellow Admiral in Maroondah area by @widebrownland

Waxlip Orchid Maroondah area by @willharper

Chocolate Lily at Croydon North by @bloogs

Lähetetty 14. lokakuuta 2021 03:47 käyttäjältä eryn18 eryn18 | 2 kommenttia | Jätä kommentti

8. syyskuuta 2021

Ready to get involved in the Great Southern BioBlitz?

Hi all,
Welcome to the Great Southern BioBlitz 2021 with Maroondah City Council.
Following on from the success of the City Nature Challenge 2021 where Maroondah logged:
• 2,652 observations
• 570 species
• 80 observers
• 185 identifiers
We would like to build on previous efforts and reach a greater number of observations, species, observers and indentifiers! Please feel welcome to join us for the GSB 2021 and build on our CNC 2021 results!

Just like the City Nature Challenge the Great Southern BioBlitz event will focus on collecting three sets of information, the iNaturalist platform will compile statistics on:

• the numbers of different species observed
• the number of observations, and
• the number of observers

Some more information on the Great Southern BioBlitz:
Keep an eye on the Maroondah Council website for event information!

Maroondah is planning to hold several “Nature Discovery Activities”, hosted at local reserves during the BioBlitz period (22nd-25th October), led by people with local expertise and/or knowledge.
The nature discovery activities will showcase selected reserves across Maroondah, the nature they support, and encourage you to log your nature observations on iNaturalist as you go.

You do not have to be at a registered activity to participate, observations made over the 22nd to the 25th of October will directly contribute to GSB event data. The activities are there to encourage community involvement and develop awareness of the wonderful biodiversity found in Maroondah.

Keep observing and logging observations in the meantime in the name of citizen science and all data collected in Maroondah can be found here:

Lähetetty 8. syyskuuta 2021 01:44 käyttäjältä eryn18 eryn18 | 0 kommenttia | Jätä kommentti