Registrations open for Walpole Wilderness Blitz 2022

Registrations open for Walpole Wilderness Blitz 2022. The secrets of the ancient Tingle Forest in WA’s South West and its associated ecosystems will be the focus of the 2022 Walpole Wilderness BioBlitz.

Walpole-Nornalup National Park. Photo credit: DBCA  @valleyofthegiantstreetopwalk 

This event, planned for the weekend of 1 and 2 October, is a citizen science project where volunteers from across the community join with local enthusiasts, amateur experts and scientists to survey the species found in an area over a short period.

The information gathered provides a snapshot of the biodiversity of the area and can be used to help improve our understanding and long-term management.

The Red Tingle (Eucalyptus jacksonii) is endemic to the south west of Western Australia and is one of the tallest trees found in WA. One specimen, known as the “Giant Tingle Tree” is a tourist attraction in the Walpole-Nornalup National Park. Its base has been hollowed by fire and it is claimed to have the largest girth of any living eucalypt.

The Walpole Wilderness Bioblitz is coordinated by the Walpole-Nornalup National Park Association– a group of volunteers focused on raising the understanding, care and conservation of the beautiful and biodiverse Walpole Wilderness Area.

Registrations for the Bioblitz, including talks and a dinner at the Walpole Country Club, are now open. Numbers will be limited. To register, click here.

This event will be supported by the WA Parks Foundation as part of Spring into Parks.

Walpole Wilderness Bioblitz 2021. Photo credit: Hedi-Lelumees