Feature Event: Walpole Wilderness BioBlitz
The inaugural Walpole Wilderness BioBlitz (WWBB) will be held on the 2nd & 3rd of October 2021, coordinated by the Walpole-Nornalup National Park Association (WNNPA) – a group of volunteers who focus on raising the understanding, care and conservation of the Walpole Wilderness Area. This is the WNNPAs first bioblitz but, with your participation and help, we hope that it will be the first of many.
A bioblitz 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 of time.
The information gathered provides a snapshot in time of the biodiversity of the area and can be used to help improve our understanding and long term management.
The WWBB will comprise a series of surveys conducted by groups of up to 10 individuals. Within each group there will be experienced volunteers/experts who will guide the group as to how best to capture the species in the area.
There will be a mix of activities to cater for differing levels of field experience and fitness. Most activities will include “off trail” walking (through vegetation and on uneven ground) with participants walking from up to 1 km to over 10 km.
This event is a supported by the WA Parks Foundation as part of Spring into Parks.
To register and learn more here!