The Wombeyan Caves Bioblitz 2017 is free community event involving a series of wildlife and habitat surveys, undertaken at various sites around Wombeyan Karst Nature Reserve. The surveys will be led by expert ecologists, and aim to raise community appreciation and awareness about biodiversity!
Our knowledge of Australia’s plants and animals and the future of our national parks are in your hands. Citizen Scientists together with volunteers are crucial to the BioBlitz work we do, and without you, we wouldn’t know as much about our local plant and animal species and their distribution. The survey information collected will go towards building a better understanding of this unique area and its importance to Australia’s natural heritage, and will be used to develop future conservation plans to ensure these fascinating species are around for the next generation.
Register online at https://wombeyancavesbioblitz.eventbrite.com.au – camping is available if you want to camp on Friday or Saturday nights
Saturday (November 4) is our main BioBlitz day – but we will be running wildlife and plant surveys, open to the public, from Friday night (November 3) to Sunday morning (November 5). We will be searching for a variety of plants and animals, including: Birds, Mammals, Reptiles, Frogs and Insects. There will be regular surveys at dawn, dusk and in the evening throughout the weekend, as well as a suite of daytime surveys on Saturday (November 4). A full schedule of activities will be emailed to all participants closer to the date. Some BioBlitz surveys have restricted numbers to ensure animals are not unduly disturbed. There is no online pre-registration for the surveys before the BioBlitz – you can only register to participate in a survey when you arrive at Wombeyan Caves.